Buckingham’s Mabry to play in NCAA FCS Title Game

Published 12:27 pm Thursday, January 5, 2017

Freshman defensive lineman Mike Mabry, of Buckingham, and the No. 4 James Madison University Dukes will face Youngstown State University in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) championship game in Frisco, Texas on Saturday. The game, which takes place at Toyota Stadium, will begin at noon and will be televised on ESPN2.

Mabry and the Dukes (13-1) advanced to the title game after defeating North Dakota State University (NDSU) 27-17 on Dec. 16 in Fargo, N.D.

This is the second championship appearance for the Dukes, who won the 2004 title. Youngstown State has claimed four championships — 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997.