SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The New Rochelle High School football team is celebrating a state championship win!
The Huguenots defeating McQuaid Jesuit 28-0 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse Saturday night.
— NYSPHSAA (@NYSPHSAA) December 1, 2019
The big win comes in the midst of a controversy involving New Rochelle’s longtime coach, Lou DiRienzo.
The school’s superintendent reassigned him just as the team was headed in the postseason while education officials investigate the coach’s alleged involvement in a disciplinary matter involving a student.
That student is reportedly a relative of DiRienzo.
THE HUGUENOTS ARE STATE CHAMPS!
New Rochelle just won the Class AA state football championship! They defeated McQuaid Jesuit 28-0 in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
Great job, team!
— New Rochelle Schools (@NewRochelleED) December 1, 2019
He was not at Saturday’s game; the third straight game New Rochelle has won without their head coach.