Chad Dukes & the Albany Firebirds

Capital Region football fans loved their Albany Firebirds, who played their football at the Pepsi Arena from 1990 to 2000.  In 1998, they finished the season 10-4, winning their third Eastern Division Title.  Former Colonie Central star, Chad Dukes, was a fullback/linebacker on that team.  He led the league in rushing for the second year in a row with 364 yards.  It earned him the Ironman of the Year award, and he gained First Team All-Arena honors.

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