Pembroke tops Groton to claim 8 Man title

Contributed Story Posted 26 November 2022 at 10:14 pm

Contributed Photo – Pembroke players and coaches celebrate capturing the state 8 Man football title with a 36-18 win over Groton Friday.

The Pembroke Dragons finished the season at 12-1 by defeating the Groton Indians (Section IV) 36-18 on Friday for the 8 man NYSPHSAA title.

Behind the blocking of JJ Gabbey, Octavius Martin, Jayden Mast, Madden Perry, Ben Steinberg, Chase Guzdek and Caleb Felski; Tyson Totten rushed 29 times for 276 yards and 3 touchdowns. Cayden Pfazler added a rushing TD as well and a 24 yard pass to Chase Guzdek for another score.

On defense, Octavius Martin had 8 tackles, Caleb Felski had 10, Jeremy Gabbey Jr had 12 and Chase Guzdek led the way with 14.