BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- After Union-Endicott and Tioga punched tickets to regionals Friday night, three more Section IV football teams joined them Saturday. Binghamton, Chenango Forks and Newark Valley all with a chance to repeat as Section IV champions at Alumni Stadium in Binghamton.
Saturday Section IV Football Championship Final Scores
Class AA Championship: Elmira (6-4) 38 - Binghamton (6-4) 31
MVP: Charlie Mahon - Elmira
Class B Championship: #2 Chenango Forks (10-0) 49 - #19 Norwich (7-3) 21
MVP: Jeremiah Allen - Chenango Forks Junior RB/LB
Chenango Forks will play in regionals on Saturday, November 11 at Union-Endicott High School at 3 p.m.
"Iron Man shirt, yup," said Chenango Forks junior running back/linebacker Jeremiah Allen. "My brother had a nickname his junior year. It was Iron Man, so I just wanted to keep it going. So, I'm Iron Man junior, I guess."
"[The coaches] got us pretty fired up," said Chenango Forks senior quarterback/defensive back Kris Borelli. "We came out real strong today, and it was just a lot of motivation today. That's why we came out so strong."
"Nah, this doesn't get old," said Chenango Forks head coach Dave Hogan. "We cherish these. We just talked about [how a] Section IV Championship means a lot for our community; means a lot to these kids. They've worked very hard, and we are fortunate to have won the game."
Class C Championship: #1 Newark Valley (10-0) 26 - Oneonta (6-4) 14
MVP: Trentyn Rupert - Newark Valley Junior OL/DL
Newark Valley will play in regionals on Saturday, November 11 at Union-Endicott High School at 11 a.m.
"I'm just happy they finally picked a lineman this year," said Newark Valley junior offensive and defensive lineman Trentyn Rupert. "I just work my butt off and try to keep moving forward. My goal in life is to play Division-I football, and I just keep working toward that."
"Oh man, I tell ya, my staff was so excited that a lineman gets [MVP] because when we watch film and everything, everyone else watches the backs on TV, but we're watching the line during film," said Newark Valley head coach Ted Hardenstine. "So, to have a lineman recognized was awesome, and I think the whole entire team will be pretty excited about a lineman being recognized like that."
Saturday Section IV Boys Soccer State Regional Final Scores
Class A State Regional: #10 Goshen 0 - #3 Vestal (18-0-0) 1
Senior Colin McCarthy headed in the game-winning goal off a free kick from senior Parker McKnight.
Vestal will play in the state semifinals against #13 Sutherland on Saturday, November 11 at Middletown High School at 1:45 p.m.
"Well, we've been trying to get me headers in the goal box all the time, and I've only finished one, I've missed a few, but finally this was the one," said senior Colin McCarthy on his game-winning goal. "This was the most important one, so it's great."
"When I hit it, I'm like, 'Here we go,'" said senior Parker McKnight on his free kick that led to McCarthy's goal. "[McCarthy] heads it down into the goal, and I'm like, 'It's 1-0. We're winning.' I never thought we had a chance to lose."
"All year long, we've been trying for Colin there because he's tall," said Vestal head coach Dave Barr on McCarthy's goal. "[McCarthy] gets some height. And we just haven't found it. And I said some day we're going to hit that when it counts, and sure enough Colin came through. Parker fed him a beautiful ball. Colin put it right in the net."
"I feel pretty good," said senior goalie Evan Hofmann after posting a shutout. "I mean, little dizzy from my head, but I'm fine. I'm happy we won; got the win. We did it."
Saturday Section IV Girls Soccer State Regional Final Scores
Class A State Regional: #10 Pearl River (14-1-2) 1 - #4 Vestal (14-3-0) 0
Class B State Regional: #6 Albertus Magnus (15-3-3) 1 - #1 Chenango Forks (17-2-0) 0
Saturday Section IV Volleyball Championship Final Scores
Class AA Championship: Binghamton (9-5) 3 - Horseheads (8-7) 0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-16)
"We are ecstatic," said Binghamton head coach Laura Lapier. "I am so proud of these ladies. They worked so hard all year, and they really came together as a team. I'm so proud of them."
"It feels really great," said Brianna Kosinski. "We've come so far this season, and I just love playing with these girls. They're my second family, and I love them so much."
Class B Championship: Owego (15-0) 3 - Windsor (12-3) 1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19)
"It feels really good," said Owego head coach Brittney Race. "Today was a battle. We had to really work today for everything we had. So I think today feels better than most. We've been in this situation a lot of times and that makes a big difference when you come down to the wire like that."
"It feels great," said Owego senior outside hitter Brinn Shaughnessy. "Going out there my senior year, I really wanted to make it to regionals, and hopefully states, so we're one step closer."
Saturday American Hockey League Final Scores
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (8-2-0-2) 6 - Binghamton Devils (5-3-1-0) 5
ABA Final Scores
Binghamton Bulldogs (2-0) - 115, Elmira Eagles (0-1) - 112
Chris Cartwright - 35 points, 12 assists
Kyrie Sutton - 25 points, 16 rebounds