The Randolph Cardinals made Western New York history, a little over a week ago, by becoming the first Buffalo-area football team, in any classification, to win three consecutive State Championships. With this most recent win, this Class D team, from section VI of the NYSPHSAA brings their total number of State Titles to 5 in the last 9 years. This win has also catapulted them into the national spotlight.
The Randolph Cardinals have been chosen to take part in a poll conducted by the USA Today HSS, for “Best Football Program”. They have done extremely well in the 1st and 2nd rounds by winning both brackets. This local team has made it to the final round! It is wonderful that fellow WNYers are receiving this kind of recognition. My observations, as I have been following the poll rather closely, is that although the community of Randolph seems to have pulled together to vote, this next round is going to be a challenge. The problem, as I see it, is that Randolph being such a small community, is facing some cities that have much higher populations than this small town and higher populations usually means a larger voting base.
As Randolph is representing Section VI football, which covers most of Western New York and the Buffalo area, I think it would be really cool if Western New York pulled together to vote for this team. Western New York has seen many bright spots in the last several years and I think that this could be one more. What do you say Western New York, good idea?
If you are interested in voting for the Cardinals, a Facebook Page has been set up at:
Links to the poll can be found on that page and It might also be cool if we wrote them a comment or two telling them what town we are voting from to show that Western New York has their back! #ILoveWNY