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Excitement builds in Rotterdam

Mohonasen looks to join Schalmont in football playoffs

— “We try to have a three-pronged attack where we don’t have to rely on one person to lead us,” said Corbitt.

Schalmont has had few challenges this year. Outside of a 28-17 victory over Cobleskill-Richmondville (2-2, 3-3) two weeks ago, the Sabres have won by at least three touchdowns every game.

The only thing that has held Schalmont back is turnovers. Several Sabres’ drives have stalled in the last three weeks, which have limited them to fewer points than what Whipple would have liked to seen.

“We’re averaging 350 rushing yards per game,” said Whipple. “We’re just making mental mistakes that we shouldn’t be making.”

But with Willis (737 rushing yards), Hildebrand (586 rushing yards) and Nicoletti (413 rushing yards, 388 passing yards) leading the way, Whipple said that his Schalmont team has a good core of players.

“The three of them, offensively and defensively, have been great for us,” said Whipple.

Before Schalmont takes on Schuylerville Saturday night, the Sabres will join the other side of Rotterdam to see if Mohonasen can beat Averill Park and earn a Class A playoff berth.

“Dennis [Corbitt] has done an amazing job of turning the culture around and getting them to believe they can win,” said Whipple. “We’re all pulling for them to make the playoffs.”

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