What a weekend for high school football in Tioga County. Two teams won Section 4 championship games on Friday and advanced to the New York State regional playoffs this weekend against Section 3 winners from the Syracuse area.
Waverly beat defending NYS Class C champion Chenango Forks, 28-14, to win the school’s fourth overall Section 4 football championship. Wolverines last victory over the Blue Devils was during the 2008 season. Tioga Central, defending NYS Class D and two-time state champions, easily advanced with a 48-14 win over Delhi and added a tenth sectional football title to the school’s trophy case.
Celebrate, good times.
As impressive as it is with two teams from Tioga County in the state tournament, it is not the first time Tioga County football fans can follow two local schools in the NYS playoffs. The same schools — Waverly and Tioga — each won sectional titles in both the 2015 and 2011 seasons. In 2017, Tioga Central and Newark Valley also went to the state tournament.
Broome County schools also won two Section 4 titles last weekend. Defending NYS Class B and six-time state champion Maine-Endwell beat Norwich, 37-13, and Union-Endicott beat Vestal, 30-14, in the Class A championship game. Corning in Steuben County won Class AA by beating Elmira, 46-24.
Central New York regional playoffs are scheduled for this Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19, at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The schedule is:
- 5pm Friday: Tioga Central vs. Dolgeville, Class D
- 8pm Friday: Union-Endicott vs. West Genesee, Class A
- 12noon Saturday: Waverly vs. General Brown, Class C
- 3pm Saturday: Maine-Endwell vs. Homer, Class B
- 6pm Saturday: Corning vs. Cicero-North Syracuse, Class AA