William Donohue

Middletown (NY)

Billy Donohue played in the Erie Bell game as a Junior and Senior for Middletown. As a high school Junior in 1995, he helped lead his team to a shutout victory in a mud-soaked game played at Faller Field. As a Senior captain of the 1996 team, he helped lead his team to victory at Glennette Field, defeating Port Jervis 25-6. Donohue would come back to helm the Middies, posting a 4-1 record in Erie Bell games in his tenure as head coach. During this time, Middletown defeated Port Jervis on Thanksgiving 30-0, won at Glennette Field for the first time in over a decade and overcame a 19-point deficit with under 6 minutes left to win the Middie Miracle game in 2014. Although no longer coaching, Donohue continues to ensure that the legacy of this special game is remembered and carried on to the next generation of Middletown Students, Faculty and Staff.

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