Can the Purple Tornado upend ‘remarkable’ Maine-Endwell

Mike Chrystie didn't know the last team to beat Maine-Endwell, and we didn't either. Thanks to an assist from Press and Sun Bulletin sportswriter, Kevin Stevens, we have the answer to that query: Whitesboro beat the Spartans on Nov. 10, 2010 in the Class A state quarterfinals.

Since that time, the Spartans have run off 47 straight victories winning three section and state titles along the way. Four of those 47 wins have come in meetings with the Purple Tornado.

"It's just an awesome number," Chrystie said of Maine-Endwell. "They've set the standard, not just in Section IV, but for New York State. The run they've had is remarkable and unbelievable."

When Chrystie was a standout football player for Oxford - and he played on three Class D championship teams himself - Chenango Forks set a standard that Chrystie thought would never be matched in Section IV. The Blue Devils went to four straight state finals winning two state titles. "What Forks did was remarkable, but what Maine-Endwell is doing now, I don't know if we'll ever see another run like it,” the NHS coach said.

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