By Justin Rodriguez
Section 9 Football Insider
Chester spotted Spackenkill 20 points before coming back to beat the Spartans during the regular-season.
However, Chester had no plans to play catch-up in Saturday’s Section 9 Class C championship at Faller Field in Middletown.
“We woke up early ate a good breakfast and knew what we had to,” Chester defensive back Jacob Delgado said. “We knew we had to take it to them in the first quarter and take it to them.”
Whatever Delgado and his teammates had for breakfast, it must have included some protein and super foods.
Chester scores the first 34 points of the game en route to a 48-6 championship win over Spackenkill. The Hambletonians beat Spackenkill 34-20 on Sept. 28 in what was expected to be a preview of the Class C title game.
Chester moves on to play Dobbs Ferry or Woodands in the quarterfinals of the Class C state playoffs at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Mahopac High School.
Running back Mike Sannino was the star of the game for Chester, rushing for 226 yards on 25 carries with four touchdowns. He also caught a touchdown pass on the third play of the game, a 78-yarder off of a screen pass. Chester put it on Spackenkill from there, scoring 28 points in a row, capped. Y Delgado’s 35-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Chester led 34-6 at halftime. The win gave the Hambletonians their first Section 9 title since they won the Class D championship four years ago.
“This has to be my best game ever,” Sannino said. “We couldn’t ask for anything more because we had been waiting a few years for a Section 9 championship. We knew we were going to come out ready to play and we just kept rolling. It was the best we played all year.”