The 2012 Sachem North football campaign begins tonight when the Flaming Arrows go head-to-head against the Lindenhurst Bulldogs. Sachem North's Head Coach David Falco provided Patch with some short highlights of what he sees in his team so far, the season ahead and the keys to the game against Lindenhurst.
The Offense: "Young and Fast," stated Falco. "Trent Crossan returning from knee surgery not quite there yet. Malik Pierre, Tyler Andreassi, and Anthony Ross will give people fits."
The Defense: "Young in spots but very fast. A work in progress with lots of learning on the job. Tyler Andreassi is a force in the middle."
Kickoff Coverage: Falco described the special teams coverage with one word: "untested."
Keys to the Game v. Lindenhurst:
- No turnovers.
- No penalties.
- Mix the run and passing game.
- Stop the run.
- Don't give up the big play defensively.
Lindenhurst finished last season with a 5-4 record. If history factors in, Sachem North has something to smile about. Since 2004, they post a 5-1 record against Lindy, including last year's 53-28 drubbing.