"We have some talented athletes, but not talented football players," said DePaolo. "We're preaching to the kids that the more we practice, the more talented we'll be."
If Scotia-Glenville can stay healthy, this year's schedule promises to give the Tartans a good chance to have a winning record. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Niskayuna and Troy are no longer on their schedule. Instead, they have non-divisional games against Queensbury, South Glens Falls and Cairo-Durham and divisional contests against Averill Park, Mohonasen, Lansingburgh and Bishop Maginn.
"We got a little more confidence [going into this season] because we got a couple of wins last year," said Reed. "We're going to try for a few more and have a winning season.""