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Endicott, N.Y. - The undefeated Susquehanna Valley Sabers stood strong against adversity on Saturday morning, as they had their toughest test of the season against the No. 2 ranked Cleveland Hill Eagles. The Sabers came out on top 21-20.
The semi-final matchup started out strong for SV, with the Sabers scoring on their first drive. Cleveland Hill quickly answered with another six points, but that was not enough. SV was able to score after Billy Sheridan pushed his way into the end zone, and converted for two. On that two point conversion, quarterback Jarred Freije went down hard, and left the game with a supposed concussion.
Senior Ed Lavin stepped behind center to replace Freije, and was able to help propel his team to victory. In just over one half of football, Lavin rushed for 50 yards and had two receptions, garnering him MVP honors. The fate of the game came down to the last minute, as Cleveland Hill's Aaron Wahler fumbled with less than two minutes left to play.
For the first time in Sabers program history, they'll play in the State Championship game. Susquehanna Valley will travel to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Friday at 6 pm to face off against Section 1's Dobbs Ferry.