The Maine-Endwell Spartans have set the bar for excellence in high school football across New York State. After securing the school's fourth straight state title, a state record, and 51st win in a row, tying a state record, there's little doubt that M-E has one of the best programs in NYSPHSAA history. Looking ahead, the Spartans have to wait the better part of nine months waiting for a chance to surpass Hornell's record and set their own record of 52 straight wins, which could come in Week 1 of 2015.
After four straight titles you'd think that win number 52 would be a big enough goal for the Spartans. But, you'd be wrong. Michael Palmer will return to the team next year as a senior and says that the goal will remain the same "13-0 and a fifth straight state title." It may sound like a lofty goal, but it hasn't stopped them yet.
As the Maine-Endwell Spartans set a NYSPHSAA Record with four straight state titles and tie a state record of 51 straight wins, the final game of the 2014 season came in a 27-19 win over Schalmont in the Class B State Title Game. For that last one, they had some special guests on the sidelines Kyle Gallagher and Alec Wisniewski. Kyle, the older brother of this year's MVP Adam and Drew, and son of Head Coach Matt wasn't going to miss this one if he could help it. "Wiz," nearly inseparable from Kyle since growing up together was there to watch his younger brother Brady make big play after big play on the state's biggest stage. After this year's Spartans made history, we caught up with two of last year's state finals heroes who certainly played a part big part in this M-E Dynasty.