The Irondequoit Eagles finished sectional play at a perfect 10-0, beating Victor 21-14 in the Class A finals.
Irondequoit opened up scoring in the first quarter. A false start and offensive pass interference penalty backed the Eagles up on third down. But an excellent throw from quarterback Freddy June, Jr. set up a highlight reel score from Jadon Turner.
Victor played this game to win, going for it on fourth and seven for their first score. Quarterback James Knapp found Kordell Jackson who returned from injury just in time for the sectional final.
As a sophomore, Knapp has stepped up in a big way through the back half of this season. Victor has mostly relied on their run game since making the change under center, but Knapp kept his composure in what was possibly the biggest game of his life on Friday.
Fellow Victor sophomore Rushawn Baker, scored the second Blue Devil touchdown. The running back has also been outstanding out of the backfield for Victor, who should be set up to contend come next year.
The tying score for Irondequoit came on the ground from June. The quarterback also ran in the two-point conversion to make it 14-all.
This game absolutely lived up to the hype thanks to exceptional performances from both teams and savvy coaching on both sides of the ball. But just like the original matchup in Week Four, this one came down to a big play, from one of the section's biggest play makers, June.
The quarterback called his own number and avoided no less than five tackles to make it into the endzone with just three seconds remaining.
"I called that play. I said 'I need the ball, I'm going to score,'" June said. "I was determined. I said I wasn't leaving without the brick and that's what I just went in for."
June is a bit more motivated to bring home that treasured New York State Athletics' trophy after the Eagles lost in the sectional final back in 2017.
"Kids' resiliency, all year long, playing hard and now finally the dream comes true," said Irondequoit head coach Dan Fichter.
The Eagles take on West Seneca East out of Section VI next Friday at Clarence High School.