Welcome to the last game of the football season everyone. Bronxville and General Brown are going through introductions as I write this and will have the coin toss in a minute. We’re just a few minutes from kickoff so we’ll have updates soon.
12:08 p.m.: Bronxville received the opening kickoff and has it as the 41. General Brown deferred.
12:10 p.m.: A first down run by each Conway puts Bronxville in range. Dillon Mitchell then scores from 28 yards out. TOUCHDOWN Bronxville. Broncos lead 6-0 with 9:56 to go. PAT is good. It’s 7-0. That was a piece of cake for Bronxville.
12:14 p.m.: On second play from scrimmage, General Brown threw a lateral to the wide receiver, who missed another receiver who was wide open and would’ve gone for a 66-yard touchdown. But the Lions complete a pass on third and 1 for the first down.
12:18 p.m.: General Brown punted. Bronxville will take over at its 17. Good opening drive by the Lions, but they’ll have to stop Bronxville on defense.
12:21 p.m.: Three and out for Bronxville. General Brown stopped two runs at the line of scrimmage to force a long third down. Ryan Grunseich punted to near midfield but the Lions returned it to the Bronxville 28. Broncos will face some adversity here.
12:24 p.m.: General Brown faced a fourth and 6 at the 24. Kieran Borcich had QB Nick Frears and lost him, but Stephen Shoemaker finished it off for a nine-yard loss. Bronxville ball.
12:28 p.m.: On third and 8, Christian Conway gains 17 yards to get down to the Lions 38. We’re just outside the one-minute mark of the first quarter.
12:30 p.m.: End of the first quarter. Bronxville leads 7-0. Jackson Conway just ran for 11 yards on third and 1. The Broncos are now down to the General Brown 18.
12:36 p.m.: Ryan Grunseich makes a 31-yard field goal on fourth and 6. But General Brown is called for roughing the kicker. Big play. First down Broncos at the 7.
12:38 p.m.: On third and goal from the 3, Mitchell hits Jack Near on a rollout pass to his left. TOUCHDOWN Bronxville. PAT is good, so the Broncos lead 14-0 with 8:59 to play in the half.
12:41 p.m.: First down General Brown, which will start at its own 26.
12:42 p.m.: Interception for Near on second down. Frears threw it downfield and Near made a leaping interception. He was able to hold on to the ball as he was hit on the way down. Bronxville ball at its 45.
12:44 p.m.: Incredible throw by Dillon Mitchell. He rolled right and chucked a pass about 50 yards in the air. Near caught it around the 5 and slipped in for the TOUCHDOWN for Bronxville. 21-0 Broncos with 7:02 to play.
12:47 p.m.: General Brown will take over at its 17, 1st and 10.
12:50 p.m.: Back to back sacks by Elliot Bartsch and Kieran Borcich/Christian Conway. General Brown punts. Mitchell returns it from midfield to the General Brown 29. Bronxville will take over, a four-touchdown lead in its sights.
12:57 p.m.: Solid job by the General Brown defense. Bronxville had 1st and goal at the 5 and settled for a Grunseich 31-yard field goal. Mitchell fumbled the snap exchange on first down and was sacked by third down. Still, it’s now 24-0 Bronxville with 2:06 left in the half.
1:01 p.m.: Interception by Ryan Hackett. Bronxville has the ball at its 45 with 1:26 to play in the half.
1:04 p.m.: Christian Conway just gained 13 yards on a second-and-10 draw. First down Bronxville, which just called its first timeout with 26 seconds left in the half. Broncos will have 1st and 10 at the General Brown 19.
1:11 p.m.: Bronxville ran out of time. Grunseich nailed a 28-yarder with four seconds left in the half so it’s now 27-0 Bronxville.
1:12 p.m.: HALFTIME — Bronxville leads 27-0.
1:30 p.m.: HALFTIME STATS —
Score: Bronxville 27-0
First downs: Bronxville 13-3
Rushing yards: 27 for 158 Bronxville; General Brown 3 for 3
Passing: 6-11 for 74 for Bx; 6-14 for 35, 2 INT
Total offense: 38 for 232 for Bx; 20 for 38 for GB
Punt returns: 1 for 22 for Bx; 1 for 23 for GB
Kickoff returns: 1 for 7 for Bx; 5 for 91 for GB
Interceptions: 2 for 4 for Bx
Punts: 1 for 35 for Bx; 2 for 67 for GB
Fumbles: 1 for Bx (0 lost)
Penalties: 1 for 5 for Bx; 2 for 11 for GB
Possession: 16:15-7:45 Bx
Third down conversions: 5 for 9 Bx; 1 for 5 GB
Fourth down conversions: 0 for 0 Bx; 0 for 1 GB
Red zone scores/chances: 3 for 3 Bx
1:33 p.m.: Long return for General Brown, which will start the second half at its 47.
1:36 p.m.: General Brown completed a screen on third and 7. Christian Conway forced a fumble on the tackle and Bartsch recovered. It’s Bronxville’s ball at the General Brown 47.
1:40 p.m.: On third and 12, Hackett picks up 28. First down Bronxville down to the GB 33.
1:45 p.m.: Mitchell picks up 16 on third and 1 from the 24. Bronxville down to the 8.
1:48 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN Bronxville. 12-yard run for Jackson Conway. PAT makes it 34-0 Broncos with 5:28 left in the third quarter.
1:49 p.m.: General Brown takes over at its 23.
1:51 p.m.: General Brown just picked up a first down on a third-and-6 pass. Shoemaker is down on the play and being tended to.
1:53 p.m.: It’s a left leg injury for Shoemaker. Borcich and Christian Conway are helping Shoemaker off the field.
1:57 p.m.: Wide receiver pass would’ve given General Brown the ball inside the Bronxville 10 but the receiver was ruled out of bound.
2:01 p.m.: General Brown rushes for seven yards on fourth and 6 and will have a first down. It’s 34-0 Bronxville at the end of three quarters.
2:06 p.m.: GB is down to the Bronxville 7. More importantly, Shoemaker was just taken off the field on a stretcher.
2:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN General Brown. Nick Frears hits Devin Tyler for a 5-yard touchdown. It’s now 34-7 Bronxville with 10:03 remaining.
2:14 p.m.: Bronxville just punted for the second time today. General Brown takes over at the 25 with 7:32 to play.
2:18 p.m.: General Brown punts for 66 yards. It was a big roller that just wouldn’t stop rolling. Bronxville takes over at its 9 with 6:27 left.
2:21 p.m.: Hackett fumbles. General Brown recovers at the Bronxville 12.
2:23 p.m.: General Brown TOUCHDOWN. Five-yard run by Nick Klusacek. It’s now 34-14 Bronxville with 5:29 remaining.
2:24 p.m.: Bronxville lucky to recover the onside kick. Takes over at the 45.
2:25 p.m.: Mitchell just had a 55-yard TD run negated by a hold. It’s now 1st and 17 from the 38.
2:31 p.m.: Bronxville passed — not sure why — and it was intercepted in the end zone. General Brown takes over at the 20 with 1:45 left, down 34-14.
2:35 p.m.: General Brown rips off a 53-yard run against the Bronxville backup D. General Brown has most of its backups in as well. Lions are down to the 15.
2:36 p.m.: FINAL — Bronxville wins 34-14 over General Brown to win the Class C state championship. It is the first state title in program history for the Broncos, who finish the season 12-0. I would have to think that Dillon Mitchell will win the MVP.
3:25 p.m.: FINAL STATS —
Score: Bronxville 34-14
First downs: Bronxville 17-12
Rushing yards: 47 for 266 Bronxville; General Brown 24 for 129
Passing: 7 for 13 for 81 for Bx; 10 for 23 for 68, 2 INT
Total offense: 60 for 347 for Bx; 51 for 179 for GB
Punt returns: 1 for 22 for Bx; 2 for 33 for GB
Kickoff returns: 2 for 33 for Bx; 7 for 143 for GB
Interceptions: 2 for 4 for Bx; 1 for 0 for GB
Punts: 2 for 78 for Bx; 3 for 134 for GB
Fumbles: 2 for Bx (1 lost); 1 for GB (0 lost)
Penalties: 8 for 65 for Bx; 2 for 11 for GB
Possession: 27:34-20:26 Bx
Third down conversions: 7 for 13 Bx; 5 for 13 GB
Fourth down conversions: 1 for 1 Bx; 1 for 2 GB
Red zone scores/chances: 4 for 4 Bx; 2 for 3 GB
Rushing: Bx — Christian Conway 21-97, Dillon Mitchell 14-77, Jackson Conway 7-62; Ryan Hackett 5-30. GB — Colin Lutz 3-60; Mark Allen 9-26; Kyle Scordo 5-18; Nick Frears 2-11.
Passing: Bx — Mitchell 7-13-81-1. GB — Frears 10-19-68-2; Richard Lagano 0-4-0-0.
Receiving: Bx — Jack Near 4-69; Hackett 2-5; C. Conway 1-7. GB — Nick Klusacek 3-26; Devin Tyler 3-20; Scordo 2-14; Javier Primicias 2-8.
Bronxville: Jackson Conway 10 tackles; Christian Conway 8 tackles; Elliot Bartsch 6 tackles, fumble recovery, sack; Russell Minetti 4 tackles; Stephen Shoemaker 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks; Henry Palermo 3 tackles; Kieran Borcich 3 tackles; 0.5 sacks; Jack Near interception; Ryan Hackett interception.
General Brown: Kyle Scordo 11 tackles, fumble recovery; Nick Cobb 10 tackles; Devon Tanner 7 tackles; Devin Tyler 6 tackles; Mark Allen, Jakke Humerickhouse, Josh O’Hearn, Nick Frears 5 tackles.
Sportsmanship: Bx — Brad Davies. GB — Shawn Savage.
Most valuable offensive lineman: Stephen Shoemaker, Bronxville.
Most valuable offensive back: Jack Near, Bronxville.
Most valuable defensive lineman: Nick Cobb, General Brown.
Most valuable defensive back: Jackson Conway, Bronxville.
MVP: Dillon Mitchell, Bronxville.