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Section IV Football Honored by USA TODAY's High School Sports

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Two local football stars were nationally recognized for their incredible achievements on the field by USA TODAY's High School Sports.

Mike Ford, head coach of Susquehanna Valley's football team was honored as the All USA New York State Coach of the Year following a historic season. Ford led the Sabers to their first state title in program history and an undefeated 13-0 season.

Maine-Endwell 's AJ DeSantis received a selection to the All USA New York State First Team as an offensive lineman.  This honor marks his second USA TODAY High School Sports selection. DeSantis was key to helping M-E return to the Section IV championship this season, and will continue his football career at Division I Colgate University in the fall.