The Carmel High School Rams have made it to the New York state football championship for the first time in the school’s history. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell says seeing kids from a small town in the small county, against much bigger and better funded rivals brings everyone together as a community. The team has been undefeated all season and advanced to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Rams will play Buffalo’s Bennett Tigers for the state title today. The Rams began the season carrying 40 flags onto the field before their first game, a long-standing Carmel tradition that took on special meaning as it was the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Putnam County lent the flags to the team.