Schalmont advances to Friday's Class B regional against Section VII champion Beekmantown at Plattsburgh High School.
"We had an opportunity to go up there and watch them play Peru [in the Section VII final]," said Whipple. "They're a good-sized team, and they execute what they do offensively well. We need to do what we've been doing on defense lately " stop the run."
The winner of Friday's regional advances to next weekend's state semifinal in Kingston " one step away from a trip to Syracuse's Carrier Dome for the state finals.
"This is a really focused group. They want to play in the Carrier Dome," said Whipple.""