Voorheesville Blackbirds preview

Head coach: Joe Sapienza

Key players: James Currier (WR/DB), Ryan Duncan (QB/DB), Brian Katchman (OT/LB), Alex Kundel (WR/DB), Max Schuster (RB/LB)

Outlook: The Blackbirds are setting their sights high once again, thanks to a roster that includes several returning players on offense and defense.

We have eight returning offensive players and seven returning defensive players from a team that made the playoffs last year, said Sapienza. "I think we're among the best [in Class C]. We have a big group of seniors with high expectations. They expect to win."

The Class C field is crowded with contenders, though. Several teams are expected to challenge defending champion Hoosick Falls for the Sectional title.

"I think for us, it's still the same teams to beat " Fonda, Watervliet and Chatham," said Sapienza.

The Blackbirds begin their season Saturday when they host Mechanicville at Buckley Memorial Field. Then, they travel to Fonda Sept. 11.""

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