In a rematch of last week’s regular season finale, last year’s Class AA championship, and just about every big Section 1 Class AA playoff game in the last 15 years, North Rockland and New Rochelle played another classic. The Red Raiders answered an overtime field goal with Nick Imperato’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Samuel Pierre-Louis for the winning score in a 13-10 victory over the defending state champs.
Imperato, a senior, threw for 125 yards and two touchdowns, erasing the memory of last year’s four-turnover outing in the championship game, which was won 28-0 by New Rochelle en route to the program’s second state title.
Here’s Peter’s video on the frantic finish:
Here’s my video interview with North Rockland coach Tom Lynch, Imperato and Pierre-Louis: