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Friday, December 2, 2011
Hornell football three-peats; Sayville-Lawrence set numerous records in LIC title

By By Brandon Parker

For the second straight year, Yankee Stadium will be revamped from a baseball field to a football field next Tuesday for the big PSAL championship matchup against Erasmus Hall and Lincoln. In the meantime, let's run through some of the highlights of other title games that took place this past week:

*Hornell sent coach Gene Mastin into retirement on a good note, extending the program's win streak to 39 by copping its third straight Class B title with a 22-6 victory against Croton-Harmon. Scott McKibben ran for 104 yards and two scores while Zack Bacon chipped in 148 rushing yards.

*Orchard Park won its second straight Class AA title, beating Newburgh, 21-13. The Quakers finished the season 13-0 and should be in a nice spot when the ESPNHS final state rankings are released next week.

*Sayville topped Lawrence, 78-61, to win the Class III Long Island title. (Yes, we're still talking about football, folks.) The record-breaking score featured Sayville RB Zach Sirico scoring six rushing touchdowns to tie a Long Island Championship record. Lawrence quarterback Joe Capobianco was formidable in defeat, setting LIC records for attempts (41), completions (27) and passing TDs (seven). The sophomore's 541 passing yards tied the Long Island single-game mark and was just two off the state record. Together, the teams set records for points, yards (1,276) and plays from scrimmage (135).

*William Floyd captured the LIC Class 1 title with a 54-47 against East Meadows. Stacey Bedell rushed for a LIC-record 412 yards, pushing the star tailback over the 400-yard mark for the first time in his career in what was the final game of his career.

Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHS.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.