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Skaneateles edges out Chenango Forks on last-second touchdown, advances to state semis

Skaneateles senior quarterback Patrick Hackler guided the Lakers to a win in stunning style over Chenango Forks on Saturday.

The Skaneateles Lakers are heading to the New York State, Class B Final Four in dramatic fashion.

Trailing by 12 points going into the fourth quarter, the Lakers mounted a furious rally due in large part to Patrick Hackler.

With only seconds remaining and the Lakers only a yard away from the end zone, the senior quarterback called his own number and crossed the goal line.

From there, the shout of celebration from the Skaneateles sideline erupted, signaling a 27-26 win over New York State's No. 1-ranked team, Chenango Forks.

"I'm just thankful for this offensive line," Hackler announced. "It was an amazing play. They dug in. They had heart and they had muscle. We out-muscled them on that last play and we got the win. I'm happy just to be playing another week."

Skaneateles advances to meet Section V champion, Batavia, in the New York State Semifinals next weekend from Union-Endicott high school.

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