Championship Weekend Rewind: Relive the Section 1 Football Finals

New Rochelle, Rye, Ardsley, Valhalla and Tuckahoe took home Section 1 football championships this past weekend at Mahopac High School. All the action was captured live and ondemand on LocalLive.tv

Before we look back on a thrilling five games, here’s the schedule for this weekend’s NYSPHSAA Regional Semifinals as the five Section 1 champs are two wins away from reaching the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

NYSPHSAA Regional Semifinals
Friday, November 15
at Mahopac High School
Class D:
Tuckahoe vs. Waterville, 4:30 p.m.
Class A: Rye vs. Auburn, 7:30 p.m.
at Dietz Stadium, Kingston
Class C:
Valhalla vs. Chester, 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 16
at Mahopac High School
Class B:
Ardsley vs. Port Jervis, 1 p.m.
Class AA: New Rochelle vs Utica Proctor, 5 p.m.

Section 1 Football Championship Rewind

Class D: Tuckahoe upends Haldane to reclaim Section 1 crown

Full game replay: Tuckahoe 28, Haldane 6 (Click to watch)

Recap: Justin Lee tossed a 41-yard touchdown to Stephen Annunziata, a 29-yard score to Jonathan Berger and also ran for a score in the win. Michael Meyers had over 150 yards rushing and Draz Prorokovic returned an interception for a touchdown.

Game Awards
MVP: Justin Lee, Tuckahoe
Most Outstanding Lineman: Christian Pezzullo, Haldane
Most Outstanding Back: Michael Meyers, Tuckahoe


Class A: Rye avenges sectional final defeat, coasts by Yorktown

Full game replay: Rye 41, Yorktown 7 (click to watch)

Game recap: Matthew Tepedino caught three touchdowns and returned an interception for a score. Declan Lavelle passed for 188 yards and four touchdowns, and Quinn Kelly and Caden Whaling each score for Rye.

Game Awards
Matthew Tepedino, Rye
Most Outstanding Back: Declan Lavelle, Rye
Most Outstanding Lineman: Blake Norton, Rye


Class C: Valhalla dethrones Dobbs Ferry to capture first title since 1998

Full game replay: Valhalla 21, Dobbs Ferry 7 (click to watch)

Game recap: Michael Dawson threw a touchdown, ran for a score and Joe Nolan added a TD as the Vikings won their first Section 1 title since 1998. Joe McGovern caught a touchdown pass from Harry Dann for the Eagles.

Game Awards
Michael Dawson, Valhalla
Most Outstanding Back: Mohari Davis, Valhalla
Most Outstanding Lineman: Tommy Palicz, Dobbs Ferry


Class B: Ardsley repeats as unbeaten section champs

Full game replay: Ardsley 55, Byram Hills 21 (click to watch)

Game recap: Jalen Osbourne was electrifying, scoring six touchdowns and rushing for 303 yards in the win. Griffin Buckland returned an interception for a touchdown and Luke Mantini tossed a touchdown to Ryan Watson. Nic Picca ran for two scores for Byram Hills.

Game awards
Jalen Osbourne, Ardsley
Most Outstanding Back: Griffin Buckland, Ardsley
Most Outstanding Lineman: George Lebberes, Ardsley


Class AA: New Ro reigns in Section 1, claims fifth title in a row

Game replay: New Rochelle 42, Carmel 14 (click to watch)

Game recap: Jessie Parson ran for a school-record 327 yards . and five touchdowns on 17 carries as New Rochelle twice came back from deficits. Andrew Nunez threw two touchdowns for Carmel.

Jessie Parson, New Rochelle


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  1. Best of luck to all section one football 🏈 teams this weekend ( all new Rochelle student should stay in school today and support coach D tommorow at the football game 👏👍🏈( remember Education is VERY important and missing school is NoT the way to support coach D.

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