The Dukes Dominate the SkyHawks

York wins the Class B state football title

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The Dukes Dominate the SkyHawks

Skutt Catholic (white) and York (blue) face off in a play.

Skutt Catholic (white) and York (blue) face off in a play.

Photo by Yearbook

Skutt Catholic (white) and York (blue) face off in a play.

Photo by Yearbook

Photo by Yearbook

Skutt Catholic (white) and York (blue) face off in a play.

Andrew Mize, Staff Reporter

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Everyone was ready for the state championship. The hype videos were made and everyone was thinking about the impending football game. The York Dukes were going up against the SkyHawks.

Both teams were coming off major wins. York was coming off a major upset against Elkhorn South to prevent them from competing for their third straight championship. Skutt was coming of a win against the undefeated Gretna Dragons. These programs were riding their momentum into this game and both were determined to bring home the gold.

The game started off with both teams struggling to get their offenses going. Then, York broke through with a field goal by Jorre Luther to break the deadlock.

The rest of the game was dominated by York. Their offense and defensive lines overpowered the SkyHawks, which included two Division 1 commits, including Masry Mapieu, who has already been offered a scholarship to play at Nebraska. York’s running game couldn’t be stopped, thanks to Snodgrass who accumulated 209 yards and two touchdowns.

York ended up shutting out the SkyHawks by a score of 31-0. It was a very disappointing loss, especially for the Skutt seniors who wanted to go out on top. Despite the loss, the SkyHawks had a very impressive season and are keeping their eyes up to next year.

Andrew Mize

Andrew joined the Flightline in August of 2017. He is a senior this year, involved in cross country, track, HOSA and Guardians. Outside of school, he enjoys watching football, Netflix and listening to music. You can email him at [email protected]