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Cornwall celebrates victory in Class A state championship

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff SYRACUSE — Tears of joy came down the face of Cornwall senior Steve Gazzillo as he took off his sweat-filled helmet after a 21-14 victory over West Seneca East in the Class A state championship in the Carrier Dome. The amount of time he spent with his …
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Cornwall makes history by winning Class A state title

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Cornwall completed a perfect season on Friday, defeating Buffalo’s West Seneca East 21-14 to win the Class A state championship at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Cornwall (12-0) is the first Section 9 team to win a Class A state title. Only two other Section 9 schools have …
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Schrag’s hard work paying off for Cornwall this season

By Sean Lynch Section 9 Football Insider Staff It’s no surprise to anyone on the Cornwall football team that junior Derek Schrag is having a breakout season. When the team had workouts at 7:59 a.m. during the summer, Schrag was always one of the first kids in the weight room.  In his first varsity season …
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2006 Cornwall state runner-up team rooting for this year’s version of the Green Dragons

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Former Cornwall standout Karl Van Wygerden couldn’t help but measure up his edition of the Green Dragons, the 2006 team, when he watched his alma mater defeat Burnt Hills in the semifinals of the Class A state playoffs last Friday at Middletown’s Faller Field. Twelve years ago, Van …
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Undersized Cornwall center Joe Parker fearless in the trenches

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Joe Parker’s introduction to the center position came on the fly about seven years ago. Parker’s father, George, needed a center for his Cornwall Youth team and turned to his son. Not that he had a choice, but Joe accepted the assignment, which is a credit to his …
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