Sidney looks to tackle Class D

By Travis Eldridge

August 23, 2013 Updated Aug 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM EST

Sidney, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Sidney made a run to the Section IV playoffs last year in Class C, but this year it'll be a new look for the Warriors as they move down to Class D.

A drop in enrollment has moved Sidney to the smaller division, which means instead of facing teams like Greene and Chenango Forks, the Warriors will now face teams like Tioga and Harpursville.

Despite dropping down a class, coach Jeff Matthews believes it's going to be just as tough a task.

"It's a tough division, and Class D in general is tough, when you talk about Walton and Delhi and Unatego has done some great stuff, so our schedule in general is not easy," said Matthews. "We're going to have to prepare very hard for all of our games."

"It's going to be a little bit of a difference not playing a Chenango Forks every year, but honestly I don't think there's going to be much difference at all," said Billy Kozak, a senior running back. "Football is football, go out and win, and work hard every single day."

Returning talent paces Sidney's offense

Kozak, along with quarterback Patrick Vibbard will be a few of the key pieces returning this season for the Warriors.

Sidney opens the year against Chenango Valley at home.

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