The New Rochelle Huguenots’ football team dominated the defending state champs, Orchard Park, in a blowout 34-6 win on Nov. 24 to capture the New York State Class AA championship.
The Huguenots’ offense was a bolt of lightning right from the start of the game, striking with four touchdowns within the first two quarters.
Senior QB Khalil Edney led the offensive onslaught, completing 6-10 of his throws for 82 yards and two scores. Edney also led the ground attack with 92 yards rushing on only six attempts, amounting to a mind blowing 15.3 yards per carry and a touchdown.
Senior RB Jason Ceneus was the game’s MVP, running the ball 12 times for 74 yards. He also added a 40-yard touchdown reception from Edney in the first quarter.
They took their 28-0 lead into the half, and then turned the game over to the defense, who came hungry.
DB Shayne Forbes recorded 9.5 tackles and three sacks to lead a defense that gave up only one touchdown in the fourth quarter. Senior DE Terrence Holden recorded seven tackles and a sack and senior DT Ray Ganley had an interception to go along with two tackles.
New Rochelle finished with a 12-1 record on the season. This was the Huguenots’ second state championship and the first since NFL star Ray Rice’s team won it all in 2003.