BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – After advancing to the Section VI Championship for the first time, Maritime continued it’s historic run with a 34-20 win over Albion Friday night in the Class B title game at New Era Field.
With the win, the Falcons improve to 9-1 overall while the Purple Eagles end the season with an impressive 8-2 record.
Maritime struck first with Addison Copeland returning a punt 60-yards to give the Falcons a 6-0 lead in the first.
Maurice Vaughn added a one yard rushing score to help push Maritime’s lead to 12-0 lead at the end of the quarter.
Albion would cut into that lead with a touchdown from Deyonci Farley. However, the Falcons would soar into halftime with a 26-6 halftime lead.
The Purple Eagles would respond in the second half and pull within 26-20 with touchdowns from Kevin Hillman and Deyonci Farley.
But, once again Maritime extended its lead for good for with a 4-yard touchdown from John Washington.
The Falcons advance to the Far West Regionals next weekend.
“It’s a wonderful feeling, because we came as a team today, and played as a team, and if you play as a team, you win as a team,” Maritime senior running back Mekhai Bridgers said. “Today we won with defense and offense. For us to play as a team, for all the people that doubted us, it’s just a chip off our shoulder because we can prove that we’re the number one in Buffalo and that we can go home with a smile on our face.”