SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Another playoff game, another dominant showing— and another state football championship for the Blue Devils of Chenango Forks, N.Y.
A pair of touchdowns rung up 39 seconds apart late in the first quarter provided the springboard to a 42-7 defeat of Greenwich on Friday night in the Carrier Dome for the program’s third consecutive Class C title.
Cody Lamond rushed for 172 yards and three TDs as the Devils logged 505 yards of offense — all but 21 via the ground game. With 45 carries, that averages to 10.67 yards per rush.
Tony Silvanic rushed for 127 yards on seven carries and L.J. Watson another 84 yards and two scores on six running assignments.
The outcome made for Forks’ fifth state championship, co-second-best behind the six won by Rochester’s Aquinas Institute.
The Blue Devils have won a state-record 26 tournament games. In five playoff games this year — two in Section 4, three in states — the Blue Devils outscored their opponents by a combined 212-52.
“I would say this one is more special, not because it’s three in a row but because it’s my senior year,” said Silvanic, who was recognized as the game’s Most Valuable Player. “We always talk about winning our last game, to win the last one in the Dome is so special, it means so much to us.”
“We had a game plan and we came out and executed it,” said fellow Forks senior Dylan Studer. “We spent so much time in the offseason preparing for this moment right here, and as you can see it pays off.”