SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WKTV) - For the second time in seven years the Whitesboro Warriors have won back to back Section III Class A titles, after a 55-14 win over Watertown Friday night at the Carrier Dome. Steve Almond was named the game's MVP, with 283 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Almond set the pace as he scored a 12 yard touchdown in the first quarter to put the Warriors in front. Tevion Cappe matched Almond, scoring a touchdown of his own to tie the score at six.
But Almond was just getting warmed up, as he ran 35 yards to the end zone for his second touchdown, then ran a 60 yarder for the third of his four touchdowns to put Whitesboro on top 20-6.
The Cyclones responded and pulled within six, but the Warriors went to the air, as Bradee Holtslag connected with Mike Sullivan on a route that looked like short yardage. Instead, Sullivan tossed a defender out of bounds and rumbled 66 yards for another Whitesboro score.
Sullivan then intercepted a Tyler Augliano pass to set up the Warriors with great field position. On the next play Holtslag found Ryan Watson all by himself for a 44 yard touchdown.
With a 35-14 halftime lead, Whitesboro rolled to victory and another section title. The Warriors will play Maine-Endwell next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Class A regionals at East Syracuse-Minoa.