Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) For the first time in 12 seasons, Seton ended last year with a winning record. It snapped the second longest streak of losing seasons in all of Section IV football, and now the Saints hope to carry that over into this year.
After starting last season 1-4, Seton turned things around by winning their final four games to finish with a winning record.
The Saints look to use that finish to propel them to a quick start this season. With many of their skill position players returning, the team is confident they can ride that momentum.
"To finish strong and know that they can actually win the games and finish the games," said head coach Brian Mister. "So they've carried that over, they've worked out over the winter, worked out in the spring, did a great job in the summer with the 7-on-7 stuff so the momentum is carrying. Hopefully it carries over out here to the field for us."
"Obviously we have the experience and we know how to approach each team," said senior Brennen Levis. "With that knowledge and everything, we're going to take that into each game and go from there and try to have a strong outing."
Despite losing their starting quarterback, Seton returns many of the same weapons on offense that have been with the team for a few years.
With some key position players back, the Saints plan to rely on them for leadership, and hope they can also put some points on the board.
"Having these receivers that I've had, since their sophomore year they've been our starters," said Mister. "So they've had two years starting in the system, so now their third year everything is clicking. The timing works out, the routes work out. New quarterback, but he was here last year as our back up, so everything seems to be going real smooth at that end of the game for us."
"All the juniors played a substantial amount on the field, so we're just back out there doing the same thing as last year, just working harder," said senior Daniel O'Brien.
The Saints open up the season at Delhi Week 1.