Hilton Cadets football wins first Section V since 1994; three other teams crowned champions
FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WHEC) – Rich Lipani won the 200th game of his high school football head coaching career earlier in October. On Friday night, his Hilton Cadets football team captured their first sectionals title since 1994.
The Cadets had to overcome an undefeated Webster Schroeder team who they lost to 21-14 earlier in the season.
After the Warriors scored the first touchdown of the game, Hilton went on a 40-0 run to take the Class A1 title.
In the Class A2 title, Canandaigua overcame East/WOIS, to win 28 to 6. Running back Tysheed Crockton scored all four touchdowns for the Braves.
Like Hilton’s win over Webster Schroeder, Canandaigua had lost to East in the regular season, but put them away easily in the playoffs.
Class AA was won by McQuaid Jesuit, 37 to 14 over Pittsford. It’s McQuaid’s fourth straight sectionals win, something of a dynasty.
Junior John Harding credits the coaching staff.
“I believe they’re the best coaches in the state, and they just make it easy for all of us. They put us in good positions to win,” said Harding.
Four other Section V title games will be played on Saturday. You can see the full schedule and scores by clicking here.