Chaminade defeated St. Anthony's, 17-16, to take the CHSFL Class AAA championship Saturday at Mitchel Athletic Complex.

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St. Anthony's quarterback Greg Galligan tosses the ball into the backfield in the fourth quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. Chaminade at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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St. Anthony's quarterback Greg Galligan pump fakes in the second quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. Chaminade at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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St. Anthony's Corey Palladino reacts after a defensive stop made in the first quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. Chaminade at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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St. Anthony's Anthony Leggio, left, and Dan Carlone react after making a defensive stop to bring up a fourth down in the second quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. Chaminade at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Chaminade kicker Zane Wasp, center, celebrates with teammates after their 17-16 win over St. Anthony's in the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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St. Anthony's quarterback Greg Galligan scrambles in the second quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. Chaminade at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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St. Anthony's High School running back Naim Jones runs for a four-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. Chaminade at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Chaminade quarterback Sean Cerrone looks to his right before throwing for a touchdown in the first quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. St. Anthony's at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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St. Anthony's running back Anthony Anderson picks up a first down in the fourth quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. Chaminade at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Chaminade running back Rob Speranza rushes for a gain in the first quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. St. Anthony's at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Chaminade quarterback Sean Cerrone, right, hands off to running back Rob Speranza in the first quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. St. Anthony's at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Chaminade quarterback Sean Cerrone runs for a touchdown in the first quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. St. Anthony's at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Chaminade quarterback Sean Cerrone runs for a touchdown in the first quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. St. Anthony's at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Chaminade players celebrate after their 17-16 win over St. Anthony's in the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)

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Chaminade's Matt Correa runs upfield in the first quarter of the NYCHSFL varsity football Class AAA championship game vs. St. Anthony's at Mitchel Athletic Complex. (Dec. 1, 2012)