Following one of the most satisfying seasons in recent memory, Chaminade (10-1) was able to capture the AAA CHSFL crown for the first time since 1998 and in the process defeat arch-rival St. Anthony’s (9-3) for the first time in about two decades.
It was the 12th time the Flyers stood atop the CHSFL football world in the history of the school.
In recognition of their achievement, the New York State Sportswriters Associationranked them as No.5 in the state in its final Class AA football rankings, while St. Anthony’s fell to No. 9 due to their 17-16 defeat in the title match.
Junior Sean Cerrone, who took over quarterback duties in week 4 at Iona, threw for 992 yards and had a completion percentage of .597, making 46 of 77 attempts. He also ran for 407 yards on 66 carries.
Junior Robert Speranza ran for 725 yards, averaging 9.8 yards per carry and 72.5 per game on 74 carries in the season.
Senior Daniel Fowler, who made the block on the St. Anthony’s fieldgoal that would have clinched the title for the Friars, had 476 yards on 61 carries in the 2012 season.
Defensively, senior Chris D’Ambrosio made 75 solo tackles, 122 on the season on defense while his classmate, John McDaid, had 65 solo and 91 on the season.Date Opponent Score Record Sept. 8 vs. Kellenberg 35-7 W 1-0 Sept. 15 vs. Fordham Prep 48-7 W 2-0 Sept. 22 at Iona Prep 34-31 W 3-0 Sept. 29 vs. St. Anthony’s 24-23 L 3-1 Oct. 7 at Holy Trinity 31-12 W 4-1 Oct. 14 vs. Xaverian 35-7 W 5-1 Oct. 19 at Msgr. Farrell 49-14 W 6-1 Oct. 28 at Holy Cross 24-14 W 7-1 Nov. 18 vs. Holy Cross 21-0 W 8-1 Nov. 25 at Iona Prep 41-16 W 9-1 Dec. 1 vs. St. Anthony’s 17-16 W 10-1