Holy Trinity quarterback Joe Tortello connected on four, first half touchdowns, and running back Dion Sexton rushed for 191 yards and a score to lead the Pride to a 34-12 victory over Stillwater and claim the Section II Class C football crown in Lansingburgh Friday night.
Holy Trinity put the first points of the contest on the board when Tortello found Nacier Hundley for a 3-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead early in the first period.
Later in the quarter Stillwater answered when sophomore quarterback James Galarneau took it if from one yard out and after a failed two-point attempt the Pride held a 7-6 advantage.
Holy Trinity took control in the second quarter of play with 20 unanswered points coming on a trio of scoring strikes from Tortello.
The sophomore signal caller found Noah Foster for 52 and 23 yard touchdowns, and tossed a 24 yard strike to Nacier Hundley giving the Pride a 27-6 halftime cushion.
Stillwater made it a two score game in the third, when Galarneau scored from a yard out, but the Pride defense kept the Warriors out of the end zone the rest of the way, and Sexton added a fourth quarter 36 yard touchdown run to complete the scoring as Holy Trinity claimed and celebrated their first Section II football title in program history.
For Stillwater, who finishes an outstanding 8-2 campaign, sophomore back Mason Seymour rushed for 121 yards on 24 carries, while senior back Dan Morris added 79 yards on the ground and Galarneau finished with 66 yards for this young, talented Warrior squad that started nearly all underclassman in the game on both sides of the ball.
Holy Trinity (9-1) takes their potent, diversified attack into the state quarterfinals playing their best football of the season earning “W’s” in their last eight outings.