Guilderland High School Soccer

Boys Varsity - 2008    22-1 

Section II Undefeated Champions 22-0

Suburban Council Champions 18-0

Altamont Enterprise 9/4/08 
http://www.altamontenterprise.com/Weekly%20Archives/2008/09-04-08/sports1.html

Times Union 9/11/08
http://blog.timesunion.com/sidelines/2008/09/11/statement-victory-for-guilderland/

Spotlight News 9/17/08
http://www.spotlightnews.com/news/2008/sep/17/guilderland-boys-soccer-team-starts-strong/

Spotlight News 9/24/08 
http://www.spotlightnews.com/news/2008/sep/24/guilderland-ends-bethlehems-shutout-streak-and/

Daily Gazette 9/25/08
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/sep/25/925_soccer/?print

Daily Gazette 10/5/08
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/oct/05/1005_soccer/?print

Spotlight News 10/8/08
http://www.spotlightnews.com/news/2008/oct/08/guilderland-avoids-colonies-upset-bid-with/

Daily Gazette 10/11/08
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/oct/11/1011_soccer/?print

Altamont Enterprise 10/16/08
http://www.altamontenterprise.com/Weekly%20Archives/2008/10-16-08/sports1.html

Daily Gazette 10/19/08
http://www.altamontenterprise.com/Weekly%20Archives/2006/11-09-06/sports1.html

ESPN 10/20/08
http://espn.go.com/high-school/boys-soccer/story/_/id/3668433/plymouth-salem-falls-top-5/

Daily Gazette 10/24/08
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/oct/24/1024_soccer/?print

Altamont Enterprise 10/30/08
http://historicnewspapers.guilpl.org/altamont-enterprise-2008-july-december/altamont-enterprise-2008-july-december%20-%200706.pdf

Times Union 10/31/08
http://blog.timesunion.com/sidelines/2008/10/31/guilderland-shen-survive-and-shaker-colonie-thrive-in-defeat/

Times Union 11/4/08
http://blog.timesunion.com/sidelines/2008/11/04/guilderland-claims-class-aa-crown/

ESPN 11/4/08
http://espn.go.com/high-school/boys-soccer/story/_/id/3681688/week-10-one-record-books/

Daily Gazette 11/5/08
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/nov/05/1105_HSSoccer/?print

Altamont Enterprise 11/6/08
http://www.altamontenterprise.com/Weekly%20Archives/2006/11-09-06/sports1.html

New England Soccer News 12/9/08
http://www.newenglandsoccernews.com/article.php?article_id=4188

Jesuit Tampa 12/10/08
http://www.jesuittampa.org/userfiles/file/PDF/SOC%20All-Americans%20Announced%2012-08.pdf

A for Athlete 12/10/08
http://aforathlete.wikia.com/wiki/Soccer_High_School_All_Americans_2008

Soccer Americe 12/20/08
http://www.socceramerica.com/article/30088/high-school-all-american-boys-and-girls-teams-anno.html

Leader Herald 12/20/08
http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/508384.html?nav=5014&showlayout=0

The Record 12/24/08
http://troyrecordsports.blogspot.com/2008/12/2008-all-state-boys-soccer-team.html

Daily Star 12/25/08
http://thedailystar.com/localsports/x112908383/2008-All-State-Boys-Soccer-Teams

Altamont Enterprise 12/25/08
http://historicnewspapers.guilpl.org/altamont-enterprise-2008-july-december/altamont-enterprise-2008-july-december%20-%200987.pdf

Times Union 12/26/08
http://blog.timesunion.com/sidelines/2008/12/26/state-all-star-teams-announced/

Back of the Net 
http://www.backofthenet.com/62rd/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=329907&page=39

Bracketmaster
http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=290607&tclass=Class%20AA

New York Sportswriters 
http://www.newyorksportswriters.org/reference/boys_soccer_all_state_2008.shtml

NSCAA
http://72.32.2.253/articles/20081208223915396.php

Pouhgkeepsie Journal
http://blogs.poughkeepsiejournal.com/varsityclub/2008/12/26/all-state-teams-for-boys-soccer/

STL Soccer
http://www.stlsoccer.net/cgi-bin/webdata_pro.pl?_cgifunction=form&_layout=znews&keyval=znews.znew_id=1673

2008 Varsity Roster

Ryan  Ashbaugh 5 Senior
Devin Bailey 1 Junior
*Anthony Campagnano 4 Senior
Nick Cannistraci 15 Junior
Caleb Ciaschetti 6 Junior
Patrick Clancy 19 Junior
Brandon Leggiero 24 Junior
Cory Leggiero 10 Senior
Zach Matteo 13 Junior
Scott McKenzie 18 Junior
Travis Moore 19 Senior
Rory Nunamacher 3 Senior
Sahr Nyuma 11 Senior
Anthony  Powers 2 Senior
James Quinn 23 Junior
Patrick  Quinn 12 Senior
Maxwell Richards 6 Senior
Daniel Seita 21 Junior
Jordan Siskin 9 Senior
*Christopher Stillman 7 Senior
Christopher Talone 20 Junior
Dylan Tate 22 Junior
Garrett Weeden 17 Senior
*Jonathan Wheeler 3 Junior

Head Coach:  Mike Kinnally
Assistant Coach: Arn Armstrong


* 2008 Team Captains


Player Statistics

   Goals Assists Points
Sahr Nyuma
21  5 47
Tony Campagnano 12 16 40
Kip Stillman 3 5 11
Ryan Ashbaugh 5 8 18
Caleb Ciaschetti 7 3 17
Patrick Quinn 5 3 13
Pat Clancy 2   4
Anthony Powers 6 1 13
Nick Cannistraci  2   4
Dylan Tate 1 1 3
Rory Nunamaker 3 6 15
Jimmy Quinn 2 2 6
Jon Wheeler 1 1 3
Jordan Siskin 1   2
 Zach Matteo   1 1
Max RIchards   1 1



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  • Final Record of 22-1  (most wins in programs 44 year history)
  • Suburban Council record of 18 – 0
  • (2nd time in history of the league that a team has been undefeated)
  • Most Goals Scored at 71, most shutouts at 13.
  • 2008 Suburban Council Champions, Section II AA Champions

2008 Guilderland Key Players

Tony Campagnano – Senior Midfielder - Captain - 12 goals, 16 assists

Suburban Council 1st Team All Star

Suburban Council “Player of the Year”

All Area Player

Exceptional Senior Game

Section II Class AA “Player of the Year”

All New York State – 1st Team

National All American

Sahr Nyuma – Senior Forward – 21 goals, 5 assists

Suburban Council 1st Team All Star

All Area Team

Top 2 scorers in League, 6 goals in Sectionals!

Exceptional Senior Game

2008 Guilderland Offensive MVP

One of the most dangerous forwards in Section 2.

Ryan Ashbaugh – Senior Midfielder – 5 goals – 8 assists

Suburban Council 1st Team All Star

Exceptional Senior Game

One of the Top Midfielders in the Suburban Council


Devin Bailey
– Junior Goal Keeper – 13 Shutouts, .6 goals against average.

Suburban Council 2nd Team All Star

All Area Team

Nominated – Section II Class AA Goal Keeper of
the year


Rory Nunamaker –
Senior Midfielder – 3 goals, 6 assists

Suburban Council 2nd Team All Star

Exceptional Senior Game

Guilderland 2009   22-1-0

Wednesday 8/27 4:00PM @ Chatham HS(scrimmage)

Thursday 8/28 3:00PM @ Amsterdam(scrimmage)

Friday 8/29 5:00PM @ Foothills/Suburban Shootout vs Queensbury @ BH 4-0W

Saturday 8/30 11:00AM @ Foothills /Suburban Shootout vs. Scotia @ Burnt Hills 2-0 W

Saturday 9/6 1:30PM @ Averill Park 2 - 1 W  

Monday 9/8 4:00PM vs. Colonie Central 3- 2 W  

Wednesday 9/10 4:00PM vs. Shenendehowa  2 - 1 W

Friday 9/12 4:00PM vs. Mohonasen  2 - 1 W

Tuesday 9/16 4:00PM @ Columbia 3 - 1 W

Thursday 9/18 4:00PM @ Ballston Spa 3 - 0 W

Saturday 9/20 11:00AM vs. Bethlehem 2 - 0 W

Monday 9/22 4:15PM vs. Saratoga Springs 5 - 0 W

Wednesday 9/24 4:00PM vs. Averill Park 7 - 0 W

Thursday 10/2 7:00PM @ Colonie 3 - 2 W

Saturday 10/4 2:00PM vs. Burnt Hills 5 - 0 W

Monday 10/6 4:00PM @ Mohonasen 4 - 0 W

Friday 10/10 4:00PM @ Shaker 2 - 0 W

Tuesday 10/14 7:00PM vs. Columbia 3 - 2 W

Thursday 10/16 4:00PM @ Bethlehem  2 - 0 W

Saturday 10/18 1:30PM @ Niskayuna 2 - 0 W

Thursday 10/23 3:00PM vs. Amsterdam (Opening Round of Sectionals) 8 - 0 W

Monday 10/27 3:00PM vs Niskayuna  (1/4 Finals Round of Sectionals) 2 - 0 W

Thursday 10/30 5:00PM @ Shaker High School  (Semi-Finals) 2 - 1 W

Tuesday 11/4 5:00PM @ Shenendehowa  (Finals) 3 - 2 W  

 Friday 11/7 7:00PM @ Baldwinsville HS (Regionals) 0-1 L

GAME RECAPS Courtesy of Capital Region Soccer...


Fri. 8/29/2008  Guilderland 4 Queensbury 0    Tournament NonLeague

Game Comments:

Guilderland opened the 2008 season with a 4-0 win over Queensbury on the opening day of the Foothills/Suburban Shootout. Patrick Clancey got the Dutchmen on the board with 9:10 remaining in the first half on a 30 yard shot. Ryan Ashbaugh got the second goal just six minutes later when he tucked home a ball played in from the flank Queensbury came out hard in the second half, but could not put enough pressure on the Guilderland defense. Nick Canistraci got Guilderland’s third goal on a feed from Cory Leggerio with 9:11 left in the game to seal the victory. Anthony Powers knocked home the final tally for the Dutchmen.

Sat. 8/30/2008  Guilderland 2 Scotia-Glenville 0    Tournament NonLeague

Game Comments:
Guilderland defeated Scotia, 2 - 0, today in the second game of the Foot Hills / Suburban Council Shootout. Patrick Quinn and Sahr Nymba scored for Guilderland with Devin Bailey recording his second shutout of the weekend.

Sat. 9/6/2008  Guilderland 2 Averill Park 1        

Game Comments:  
Averill Park's Ryan Heilman found the goal in the first half to post a 1-0 advantage for AP at the half. Caleb Ciaschetti tied the game in the second half for the Dutchmen, and the battle was on. With 24 seconds to play, Kip Stillman got the game winner with a rocket shot.

Mon. 9/8/2008  Colonie 2 Guilderland 3        

Game Comments:  
Sahr Nyuma had two goals and Tony Campagnano had a goal and an assist to lead Guilderland past Colonie in a hard fought match in Guilderland. Tom Plowinske and Brad Schlude(header from Tommy Greene) both scored for Colonie.

Wed. 9/10/2008  Shenendehowa 1 Guilderland 2        

Game Comments:  
Guilderland just made the Suburban Council very interesting by earning a decision over a solid Shen squad. Guilderland scored late in the second half on a free kick by Tony Campagnano to beat Shenendehowa 2-1 in Guilderland. Pat Quinn scored just after the half on a back post header served in by Ryan Ashbaugh to give Guilderland a 1-0 lead. Shen tied it up midway through the second half on a free kick just outside the 18 which hit off the post and was followed up by T.J. Izykowski.

Fri. 9/12/2008  Mohonasen 1 Guilderland 2        

Game Comments:  
Guilderland took a two goal lead late into the second half before AJ Prezkop hit a free kick through the wall for Mohon's goal to make the final 2-1 in the pouring rain in Guilderland. Rory Nunamaker and Sahr Nyuma both scored for Guilderland to preserve the win.

Tues. 9/16/2008  Guilderland 3 Columbia 1        

Game Comments:  
Sahr Nyuma scored one goal in the first half and two in the second to lead Guilderland to a 3-1 win over Columbia. Tony Campagnano, Ryan Ashbaugh, and Caleb Ciaschetti all had assists for Guilderland. Matt Mead had Columbia's goal late in the second half.

Thurs. 9/18/2008  Guilderland 3 Ballston Spa 0        

Game Comments:  
Undefeated Guilderland travelled to play the Scotties of Ballston Spa. Even though the Scotties have put on strong performances this year, they were ultimately unable to contain the coordinated play of the visitors. Thirty minutes into the first half, Tony Campagnano converted on a well-placed direct kick. In the second half the Scotties fought to respond, but Sahr Nyuma got the second goal in the 61st minute and Campagnano iced it 11 minutes later. Greg Dunlavey had another solid performance in the nets for the Scotties, despite the final score. Guilderland outshot Ballston, 16-6. Assists for the Dutchmen went to Rory Nunamacher and Chris Stillman.

Sat. 9/20/2008  Bethlehem 0 Guilderland 2        

Game Comments:  
It was a game both sides had pointed to as Guilderland turned back Bethlehem, 2-0, in a battle of league powers. Guilderland's Caleb Ciaschetti scored on an assist from Pat Quinn. Both of Guilderland's goals came in the second half with the final goal being scored by Sahr Nymia on a defensive mistake by Bethlehem. Guilderland outshot Bethlehem 9 - 5 with Devin Bailey recording the shutout.

Mon. 9/22/2008  Saratoga 0 Guilderland 5        

Game Comments:  
Guilderland just seems to be gaining momentum as the season progresses. Today, five different Dutchmen players scored as the Dutchmen defeated Saratoga 5-0 in Guilderland. Jimmy Quinn, Pat Quinn, Ryan Ashbaugh, Anthony Powers, and Tony Campagnano all had goals for Guilderland and Devin Bailey recorded his third consecutive shutout.

Wed. 9/24/2008  Averill Park 0 Guilderland 7        

Game Comments:  
The train that is Guilderland kept rolling through their Suburban schedule as six different players scored for Guilderland in a 7-0 win. Anthony Powers led the way with 2 goals, Tony Campagnano had 1 goal and 1 assist, Ryan Ashbaugh had 1 goal and 3 assists, Sahr Nyuma had 1 goal and 1 assist, and Caleb Ciaschetti and Jimmy Quinn each had one goal. Devin Bailey recorded his sixth shutout.

Thurs. 10/2/2008  Guilderland 3 Colonie 2  Yes  OT    

Game Comments:  
Caleb Ciaschetti scored off of a corner kick from Tony Campagnano in the first overtime to beat Colonie, 3-2, Thursday night in Colonie. Sahr Nyuma and Jonathan Wheeler also scored for Guilderland who was down 2-0 with twenty minutes to go in the game. Brad Schlude and Tom Plowinske scored Colonie's goals.

Sat. 10/4/2008  Burnt Hills 0 Guilderland 5        

Game Comments:  
The Dutchmen continued their magical season with an impressive win over BHBL, 5-0. Sahr Nyuma had 2 goals and Tony Campagnano had 2 assists. Dylan Tate, Caleb Ciaschetti, and Nick Cannistraci also scored for Guilderland who outshot Burnt Hills, 12 - 5. Devin Bailey recorded his seventh shutout of the season.

Mon. 10/6/2008  Guilderland 4 Mohonasen 0        

Game Comments:  
Undefeated Guilderland hit the nets four times in the first half and went on for the 4-0 win. Tony Campagnano and Sahr Nyuma both scored for the Dutchmen. Campagnano also added an assist. Pat Quinn and Kip Stillman had the other two Dutchmen scores. Other assists were from Quinn and Rory Nunamaker.

Fri. 10/10/2008  Guilderland 2 Shaker 0        

Game Comments:  
Pat Quinn and Caleb Ciaschetti had the goals in the Guilderland win as the Dutchmen continued to roll through the Suburban schedule. The Dutchmen held an 11-4 edge in shots while corners were even, 2-2.

Tues. 10/14/2008  Columbia 2 Guilderland 3        

Game Comments:  
Guilderland defeated Columbia 3-2 in Guilderland tonight. Guilderland went up 2-0 in the first six minutes of the game on goals from Sahr Nyuma and Ryan Asbaugh. Jake Persons of Columbia scored by a penalty kick with less than 5 minutes to go before half. Tony Campagnano scored just a minute into the second half and Ethan Rudat got the second goal for Columbia with a cannon of a free kick from 40+ yards out. Sahr Nyuma and Tony Campagnano also had assists for Guilderland.

Thurs. 10/16/2008  Guilderland 2 Bethlehem 0        

Game Comments:  
Guilderland stayed atop the Suburban Council with a shutout of Bethlehem. After a scoreless first half, Guilderland got on the board with a PK by Tony Campagnano. Rory Nunamacher also found the nets, assisted by Kip Stillman. The game was fairly evenly played back and forth. Shots favored Guilderland, 8-7 and the saves were 6 and 5.

Sat. 10/18/2008  Guilderland 2 Niskayuna 0        

Game Comments:  
How often has a team finished Suburban play undefeated? Not an easy task, yet the Dutchmen completed the season with a perfect record and head into sectional play state ranked and a force to be reckoned with. Sahr Nyuma scored on an assist from Chris Stillman in the first half and Caleb Ciachetti scored an unassisted goal in the second to lead Guilderland to a 2-0 victory. Guilderland finished their season with a record of 18 - 0.

Thurs. 10/23/2008  Amsterdam 0 Guilderland 8     NonLeague   

Game Comments:  
GUILDERLAND - The Guilderland Dutchmen showed Amsterdam the kind of play that made them the top team in the Suburban Council this season.

The Rams, the No. 7 team from the Big 10-Plus, fell 8-0 to the unbeaten Dutchmen in Thursday's first round of the Section II Class AA tournament.


"They're going to go very far in sectionals," Amsterdam coach Alfredo Ramirez said. "They have depth. That's one thing that will definitely help them continue on their winning ways. They're a strong team and are well-coached with incredible numbers."


The Dutchmen put up four goals in the first half and played a lot of their bench in the second half.


Amsterdam came into the game with a high-energy game plan and even generated the game's first scoring attempt. In the fourth minute, a cross found the head of midfielder Phil Miskinis, but the shot went wide.


The Rams maintained their level of play until the second Guilderland goal. They played with the Dutchmen for about 15 minutes, then fatigue started to set in and the Dutchmen were ready to make the reserves pay for any miscue.


"We came out to play a strong game and it showed in the first 10 or 15 minutes," Ramirez said. "We set the pace and showed these guys we can hang with them. Unfortunately, being young and not having a lot of depth to come in and assist - we got a little tired and made a couple subs, then they started capitalizing on our mistakes. But for the most part, I'm very proud of these guys."


The Dutchmen showed their passing prowess throughout the game with quick passing combinations that were on the mark from both short and long distance. In the 10th minute, they made one such pass pay off, even after Amsterdam goalkeeper John Toper got a foot on it.


Sahr Nyuma sent a low pass across the 18-yard box near the 6, where Toper got a foot on it, but the ball spun past him to Rory Nunamacher, who ran it into the net.


In the 14th minute, Christopher Stillman send a cross into the box for Anthony Campagnano, who finished with a header.


It was soon after that second goal that Amsterdam stopped having success with the offside trap. Although the Dutchmen were ready to run, that controlled their impulses and waited for the right moment to make runs.


"We're pretty experienced," Guilderland coach Mike Kinnally said. "That's going to work for a little while. We make adjustments and that's what coaches are for. You put people in and change the way you play and that's not really an issue anymore."


In the 20th minute, Nunamacher assisted on a goal by Nyuma, returning the favor for the first goal. In the 35th minute, Anthony Powers scored on a pass from Patrick Quinn.


The Dutchmen almost had another goal in the first half when Ryan Ashbaugh headed a ball toward the goal in the 30th minute. Toper made the stop, but when he came down to the ground with the ball, found himself holding the ball on the line, making the save by a few inches.


A freshman, Toper finished with 12 saves as the Rams were outshot 29-4.


"Toper, our keeper, I can't say enough about him," Ramirez said. "The kid showed today he can play against anybody. He's a very talented keeper and he's young."


Guilderland starting goalkeeper Devin Bailey made one save on a Miskinis direct kick in the 39th minute from about 50 yards.


In the second half, the Dutchmen got back in the scoring book when Patrick Clancy poked the rebound of a Nunamacher shot into the net in the 44th minute. In the 46th, Nunamacher assisted on the second goal by Campagnano. Powers got his second goal in the 68th minute on an assist from Zachary Matteo. Jordan Siskin scored the final goal in the 79th minute when a Rams defender cleared the ball, but it ricocheted off Maxwell Richards and landed in front of Siskin.


Kinnally said the second-half playing time for his reserves should help prepare them for the rest of the tournament. The Dutchmen (19-0-0 overall) play again Monday against the winner of Niskayuna and Ballston Spa, which play today.


"It helps get the jitters out," Kinnally said. "We got everybody in tonight, which was good."


The Rams (2-12-1 overall) will lose five seniors to graduation, including sweeper Robert Furman, Miskinis, Jose Serrano, Alex Suidy and Aaron Surento. Surento was unable to make the trip to Guilderland because of a previous commitment he could not break, Ramirez said.


He said it will be hard to fill the shoes of his departing seniors.


"The unfortunate thing is that I don't have much in numbers coming up to the varsity next year and I lose five very strong players," Ramirez said. "It'll be back to the drawing board and we'll see what we can come up with. However, we will be a little bit older next year."
 

Mon. 10/27/2008  Niskayuna 0 Guilderland 2     NonLeague   

Game Comments:  
Ryan Ashbaugh scored both Guilderland goals to leading the Dutchmen to the semi-finals at Colonie.


Thurs. 10/30/2008  Shaker 1 Guilderland 2  Yes  OT NonLeague   

Game Comments:  
With less than 2 minutes to play Anthoy Powers'  made a goal line pass to Sahr Nyuma.  Sahr made a back heal touch to slide the ball into the back of the squaring the game at 1.   In OT Guilderland pressured hard and Sahr blasted a shot from twenty yards out to win the semi-final keeping Guilderland undefeated.

Tues. 11/4/2008  Shenendehowa 2 Guilderland 3     NonLeague   

Game Comments:  
Guilderland only had one shot in the first half and it would be a goal. Caleb Ciaschetti split the Shen defense with a pass and Nyuma beat John Mabee to the ball and tapped it home.  The Flying Dutchmen took a 2 to 0 lead at the five-minute mark. Travis Moore let a free kick fly from around midfield that landed in the sea of white and green in front of the goal. Nyuma got a toe on it and Campagnano chased it to the end line where he hit it with his left with no real angle. It went over Mabee’s head for the score.  Shortly after, Shen would get on the board. Bobby Buchanan lofted one into the box and Miner touched it to Luke Popolizio for the goal. It happened quickly, 2-1 Dutch.

The Plainsmen netted another goal in the following minute on a breakdown by the Guilderland defense. Chris Curley received a pass from David Clemens and Curley’s low shot got by Bailey. The Dutchmen lead had deflated to nothing, now tied 2-2.


“A 2 to 0 lead is the worst lead to have because once the other team scores they just build on the momentum,” said Kinnally. “I give my defense a lot of credit. We only gave up 11 goals this year and nine were from free kicks.”


Bailey had a dramatic save on Miner point blank, followed by a one timer by Guilderland’s Pat Quinn that went just wide. Then, Ciaschetti flew one over the crossbar. The teams’ offenses were no longer shy.


“This was an attractive game,” Kinnally said.


With about 15 minutes left, Moore set up another free kick from midfield. The service was right on goal like last time and Ciaschetti freed the ball. Mabee pounced on it just in time for the save and the game remained tied.


The Dutchmen magic happened in the final five minutes. Both teams were trying to force in a goal to save the game from overtime. Guilderland would do just that.


Stillman had the spotlight and the ball. He dribbled confidently into the box and sent a left foot over a diving Mabee for the game winner. Guilderland secured its first AA championship since 1997, 3-2.


“I don’t even know who passed it to me, but I thank them,” said Stillman. “Winning this hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m looking forward to regionals.”
 

Fri. 11/7/2008  Guilderland 0 Baldwinsville 1     NonLeague   

Game Comments:  
Guilderland would fall behind at the 19 minute mark when a goal kick accidentally hit a Guilderland defender and fell upon the foot of an on-coming Bees' striker who neatly finished the play.   The score would hold for the remainder of the game ending Guilderland's state title dreams.

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