Shenendehowa is always a force to be reckoned in high school football, and every sport for that matter, and so five years starts to feel like a championship drought in Clifton Park.

On Friday night, the Plainsmen were back in familiar territory; the Class AA Super Bowl and their opponent wasn't the team most everyone around Section II had penciled in to reach the title game. Instead of looking across the field and seeing Shaker, head coach Brian Clawson saw another team especially hungry for a championship.

Guilderland last reached the Super Bowl in 2007 and Dan Penna's group got here with an upset of those top seeded Shaker Blue Bison. The Dutchmen shut down Shaker's offense in a 14-7 semifinal win, but Shen presented a different type of challenge.

The Plainsmen used a balanced attack with the legs of Billy Beach and the arm of Brody Vincenzi and they carried a 14-0 lead into the fourth quarter before pulling away from Guilderland, 35-7 and capturing their first Super Bowl title since 2014.

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