SYRACUSE For a second consecutive football season, Maine-Endwell is the home of state champions.
The Spartans claimed the Class B title with Saturday’s 42-12 victory over Glens Falls before a hearty gathering of M-E faithful that outnumbered their Glens Falls’ counterparts perhaps 3-to-1 at the Carrier Dome.
Senior Justin Jacoby rushed for three touchdowns and junior Kyle Gallagher ran for two of his own on a day the top-ranked Spartans put an end to second-ranked Glens Falls’ 11-game win streak.
Closed a school-record 13-win season for Maine-Endwell.
>> Brought the Spartans’ win streak to 25 games over two seasons. With Hornell losing in Saturday’s Class C final — that program’s first loss in 52 games — M-E’s becomes the longest active streak in New York football.
>>Gave Maine-Endwell a third state football championship, the most by a Section 4 program since New York instituted a state tournament in 1993.
>>Gallagher was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
“This is just a great feeling,” Gallagher said. “These seniors deserved every second of this, I’m just glad we got the win for them.”
“It’s indescribable,” said senior fullback/linebacker Nick Sorrenti. “A lot of people don’t get a chance to play in a state championship, let alone two.”