Congratulations Barons on a magical season. For the first time in program history, the football team went to the sectional finals, before losing to powerhouse Greece Athena who recently won its first game in the state playoffs.
The 2016 squad built from the experience and momentum of the 2015 team that captured the Connors and Ferry Championship trophy.
The 2015 team was led by quarterback Austin Carr. Austin had a successful season this year at the University of Rochester, moving from quarterback to safety.
The 2016 squad jumped off to a 4-0 start. In doing so, the Barons looked to match the two previous unbeaten Brighton teams, in 1955 and 1969.
Unfortunately, the Barons lost a taut 28 – 21 contest to then (and still) undefeated Greece Athena.
Throughout the season, the Barons attracted much local media coverage.
At the game you also met the “Chain Gang,” including Nelson Lopatin and Richard Beers.
The Barons home sectional match-up against Spencerport made history. The game — won by Brighton 40 – 20 — was the first live televised game ever at Reifsteck Field.
The Barons won in the sectional semi-finals at Rhinos Stadium. The 1999 team also made the semi-finals before falling just short. As the game was again televised by Time Warner Cable, Nelson and the Chain Gang were captured live and in action.
ON TWO OTHER BARON TEAMS: VOLLEYBALL AND CHESS (and FOOTBALL)