Pembroke advances to state 8 Man final

Contributed Story Posted 18 November 2022 at 6:47 pm

The Pembroke Dragons improved to 11-1 by defeating the Morrisville Eaton Warriors (Section III) 54-38 in the New York State 8 Man Regional semifinal game on Thursday.

Behind the blocking of JJ Gabbey, Octavius Martin, Jayden Mast, Madden Perry, Ben Steinberg, Chase Guzdek and Caleb Felski, Tyson Totten rushed 40 times for a single game school record 400 yards and 5 touchdowns. Caleb Felski added an 80 yard kick return for a touchdown while Chase Guzdek caught a 14 yard touchdown reception.

The Dragons were down 22-20 at the half but played good defense, forced several turnovers and pounded the rock being a tough O-Line. Dominic Boldt, Sean Pustkulla, and Avery Ferreira had to step into big roles with injuries to Section V and GR All stars Cayden Pfalzer and Jayden Bridge unable to play due to injury.

Jayden Mast had 12 tackles, Octavious Martin had 11 and a forced fumble, Jacob Dulski had 6 tackles and an interception, and Chase Guzdek led the way with 15 tackles.

The Dragons will compete in the 8 man football Final on Friday November 25th at Union Endicott.