With a final score of 28-0, the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District Rebel Football team dominated the Syracuse Carrier Dome in the National Football Foundation Championship game verses Tully recently.
It has been approximately 25 years since APW has played a championship game at the Dome.
Running back Jordan Mull was named tournament MVP. He finished with 230 yards on 25 attempts, averaging 9.2 yards per attempt.
Coach Scott Stanard said, “I just feel great for the boys. They had to adapt to an entirely new coaching staff this season. They learned a new offensive system and defensive scheme. They never complained once. They bought into everything we asked of them, and they went out every week and performed at a high level. We lost three of our first four games, and the boys never hung their heads. They came to practice every day with the intent of getting better. We finished the season winning our last six games, averaging 38 points a game, while only giving up nine points a game to our opponents. They are a great group of young men, and I could not be prouder of what they accomplished this season.”
The game was the National Football Foundation’s second championship game.
The National Football Foundation is a new league in which struggling programs choose not to compete in sectional and state playoffs so that they can participate in a league of teams with similar constraints.
Several members of the team commented that the victory was a moment they would never forget.