WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Whitesboro Warriors are not a team that makes wholesale changes. The old adage, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, surely applies. However, don't be surprised to see a wrinkle or two thrown in as the Warriors get ready for Maine Endwell in the Regional Final at ES-M on Friday night.
"Wrinkle is a good way to put it. We don't change our base things at all." says head coach Tom Schoen. "Theres not a lot of new things to learn because that takes too long. This is the type of ball club that when we do a wrinkle, they have a lot of fun with it."
The Warriors have dominated opponents throughout the playoffs and show little signs of slowing down. "We just have to keep playing harder than everyone else," says running back Steve Almond. "We are more conditioned than everyone else, we're faster, we just have to stay with it, keep on running and keep on hitting and we'll be fine." One would think so. After all, in their three playoff wins, the Warriors are averaging 55 points per game while giving up an average of 10 points per game.
As for Maine Endwell, they managed just 14 points in the Section IV title win and those were both defensive touchdowns. However, they have only given up an average of nine points per game in the playoffs. This game could come down to a battle of defenses.
Friday's Class A Regional Final is set for 7:30pm at ES-M. The winner will travel to Marina Auto Stadium in Rochester on November 19th for the State Semifinal.