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Dobbs Ferry Sends Eagles Off to Syracuse Proudly

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Dobbs Ferry football will be making a return to the state championship game Sunday for the first time since 2006 and the local community is bursting with pride. “They represent the very best of what we have to offer,” said Dobbs Ferry High School principal John Falino.  “They’re role models in and out of the classroom.”

The Eagles will be going for their fourth state title in football, having won in 2002, 2004 and 2006.  Dobbs Ferry will play Southwestern at noon in the Syracuse University Carrier Dome for the New York State Class C football title.  The high school held a pep rally for the team to get students riled up for the state championship game on Wednesday, but Falino said the excitement goes beyond just sports.

“It’s just another one of those opportunities, it just shows the community is getting behind the kids,” he said.  “We’re getting behind them not only because they’re winning, but because of what they represent.”

The board of trustees offered its support for the local football team at its most recent meeting as well. “On behalf of the board, go Eagles,” said Dobbs Ferry Mayor Hartley Connett.  “We want to wish all the players, coaches, cheerleaders, ball boys, water boys the best of luck.  The village is so very proud of you.”

Falino said the school and the community are proud of the team win or lose and excitement is at an all-time high. “They’re just good kids, that’s why we’re doing this,” he said.  “They’re going wild for the state championship.”

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