WHITESBORO, NY (WKTV) - Whitesboro celebrated its football history both before and after Friday night's game against Nottingham, as the Warriors retired three numbers and gave head coach Tom Schoen his 200th career victory with a 41-8 win.
Whitesboro retired the numbers of Tom Rieben (64) and Tom Price III (76), who were killed during their high school careers 20 years ago in a car-train accident, as well as that of Ed Synakowski (19), a 1967 graduate who drowned in a boating accident three years later.
The ceremony was especially special for Schoen, who was a classmate of Synakowski's and whose son attended school with Rieben and Price. Having the occasion come on the same night as his 200th win caused him to choke up while talking about it after the game, which was never in doubt as the Warriors led 41-0 before the Bulldogs scored late in the fourth quarter.
Schoen is now 200-105-4 in his 35-year head coaching career.
Whitesboro is now 3-0 in Class A National and 3-2 overall; Nottingham falls to 1-3 (2-3).