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2019 in Review: #5 Purple Eagles capture Division 3 football championship

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 December 2019 at 8:03 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Tyray White stretches for extra yardage at the sectional title game for Division 3 champion Albion.

Albion captured the Class B Division 3 football title with a 4-0 record defeating Springville 50-8, Depew 14-11, Lackawanna 21-0 and Olean 49-26.

It marks the third straight year that the Purple Eagles have won shared the division crown.

Albion then advanced to the Section VI Class B final for the first time since 2002 by edging Tonawanda 17-14 in the quarterfinals and Olean 21-14 in the semis.

The Purple Eagles dropped a 34-20 decision to Maritime in the sectional title contest at New Era Field.

Albion also defeated Medina 23-6 in the annual regular season ending rivalry game.

Niagara-Orleans League schools overall had a big season on the gridiron as Newfane won the Class B Division 4 title and Wilson the Class C North crown.