Guest Guest Posted March 16, 2010 Report Share Posted March 16, 2010 Who cares what Frank thinks? Think there may be just a little bit of bias mixed in there???? I don't even buy that the '79 team was the best team in U-E history, let alone the section, let alone the state. They are a myth, hyped up by their coach as the best ever so they can hang on to and remember a great season eternally. Just because kids don't play D1 football doesn't mean their team wasn't better. A lot of kids are sick of playing football after high school when they've been playing since the age of 7 or 8 years old. A lot of people have other dreams and aspirations than being a "legend" on the gridiron, or on the BCVOICE Sports Forum. Again, the '95 and '00 teams, had their been no state playoffs, would likely be touted as the "greatest of all time" by all you blind, biased Tiger fans. '95 won 11 games before losing to a team from Jamestown using illegal players, and eventually having their state title ripped. At 11-0, and beating Section 3 champ Henninger handily, it may be argued they were the best ever. In '00, they ran the table impressively, blowing teams out to the point where the 1st string barely played during the 2nd half of games. They beat Liverpool that year handily, a team who beat eventual Section 3 Champ Henninger. U-E won the Championship something like 35-0 that year over a Binghamton team whose only other loss was to U-E earlier in the season. Binghamton also punished teams outside of the section that year. At 10-0 and decidedly, far and away the best team in the area that year, with no state playoffs, we'd be talking about them as the best ever now wouldn't we? They lost on a hail mary to Henninger in the Regionals. Whose to say that '79 team wouldn't have bowed out of the state playoffs the way every other U-E team has in the history of the school?!?! -Old U-E Alum I think it's worth noting that that 2000 Henninger team was GREAT, and the fact that the '00 team outplayed them and just about took 'em down was a great feat in and of itself. Running Back Terry Butler, whose 2000 season ranks as the 10th best in the history of NYS, and ranked 1st in Section 3 history until Mike Hart came along, with 2,560 yards, was held to roughly 150 yards and 0 points. He was shut down more or less by one of the best defenses this area has seen. His career ranks as the 11th best among NYS RBs, 2nd in Section 3 history at 5,818 yards in just 2 seasons. Greg Rommel, Henninger quarterback and eventual stand out on the Syracuse University lacross team, however, couldn't be contained. He threw for 3 TDs, including that hail mary you mention in the final minute of play. His career ranks as the 4th best in the history of New York State, behind Pauls, Zack Luke, and Matt Swedick. He threw for 6,118 yards from 1998-2001. It is the 2nd best career in Section 3 football history behind Paulus. It also deserves mention that the 1995 Henninger team who was shut down and beaten handily by that Tiger team led by Isaiah Kacyvenski, had one of the greatest receivers New York State has ever seen in Marquis Walker, who went on to star at Michigan and played for some time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has the 2nd most receptions in NYS thistory behind CBA's Bruce Williams, who played at Syracuse. He had 181 to Bruce's 227. Walker had 80 receptions in a season, which ranks 3rd in NYS and Section3 history. He has the 2nd greatest career in receiving yards in NYS history with 3,352, 2nd again only to Bruce Williams. Please note that Williams had Greg Paulus throwing to him as well. Other note that I did not know. Fran Angeline had 216 career coaching victories, which ranks 15th in NYS history. It is 4th in Section 4 history behind Jim Hoover of Walton, Jim Haggerty of Tioga, and Dave Kelly of Delhi. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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