A fourth-quarter touchdown by Darrin Santos and two-point conversion by Soleil Gaines gave Haldane a 16-14 lead at Edgemont on Nov. 1, but the Panthers came back with a score to win, 22-16.
The Blue Devils, who had benefited from a forfeit by Blind Brook the week before, fell to 3-5.
Santos had a one-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion in the first to give Haldane an 8-0 lead. Santos rushed for 168 yards and the two TDs on 16 touches. Quarterback Dan Santos added 52 yards on 21 tries.
The Blue Devils will face Tuckahoe (7-1) today (Nov. 8) in the Section 1, Class D title game at Mahopac High School. The Tigers beat Haldane, 40-16, earlier in the season.
Zachary Cader led the Beacon boys at the Section 1 Northern County championships on Oct. 26, finishing 11th in 16:55.7. Walter Hoess (18:04.3) and Everett Campanile (18:05.2) paced Haldane, finishing 35th and 36th.
Among the girls, Haldane’s Shannon Ferri was the seventh runner to cross the line in 19:56.40, and Lauren Shanahan (23:23) led Beacon at No. 38.
Both teams will compete in the Section 1 championships on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Wappingers Falls.
At the league championships on Oct. 26, Beacon finished fifth of 11 teams behind Harrison, Albertus Magnus, Ketcham and Woodlands.
Senior Jolene Lagunda tied for fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:11.66; seventh grader Saniyah Wiltshire was sixth in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:22.2; and Natalie Negron was sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 28.81. The Bulldogs also finished third in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:59.84 and fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:21.63.