Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans aim for another Sectional title

Amsterdam Rugged Rams

Head coach: Pat Liverio

Key players: Austin Poulin (RB/FS), Mike Flowers (RB/CB), Brandon Eutermarks (QB), Eric Geiseler (WR), Chris Carbone (WR/CB), Steve Dygon (WR/LB), Corey Sumpter (WR), Ryan Douglas (LB), Angel Valentine (LB)

Outlook: This year's Amsterdam squad will have a much different look to it after graduating most of last year's starters. "We're very young " no experience," said Liverio. "We have one starter back on each side of the ball."

Liverio added that the younger players will have to step up quickly if the Rugged Rams have any hopes of winning the division. "It could be a really long year if they don't get to work and realize what it's all about," he said.

Glens Falls Indians

Head coach: Pat Lilac

Key players: Dan Linore (FB/LB), Andy Burgess (RB/DB), Sean Shaughnessy (OL/DL), Matt Behan (WR/DB), Steve O'Sick (QB/DB), Kha'lee Gooden (WR/DB), Caleb Brochu (RB/LB), Tim Graham (TE/WR), Jared White (RB/DB)

Outlook: The key for the Indians will be how quickly their new crop of linemen can gel to help their offense run smoothly. "We do have some experience in the backfield, but we are trying to work in some new guys up front," said Lilac.

Even with several veteran skill players, Lilac said it will be tough for his team to finish in the top four. "I think in our division, it's going to be a struggle just to make the playoffs," he said.

Gloversville Huskies

Head coach: Tom Ciaccio

Key players: Chad McCloskey (QB), Aaron Hall (RB/CB), Nick Mosconi (FB), Nick DiPasquale (WR)

Outlook: The Huskies were Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake's closest pursuers in Division II last year, and there's little to suggest that they won't do so again. McCloskey was one of the top quarterbacks in Class A last year, and he'll have several receivers to go to including DiPasquale.

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