New League, New Look For Newark Valley

By WBNG News

August 26, 2012 Updated Aug 26, 2012 at 8:36 PM EDT

Newark Valley, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Newark Valley Cardinals made it to the sectional semi-finals last season.
Now, they're in a new division, and have a new system on offense to take them into the 2012 season.

The Cardinals are returning several key skill position players, including starting quarterback Mason Shutts.

But they are replacing the entire right side of the offensive line.

They have a new offensive coordinator and new wrinkles on offense, including the running the wildcat.

They feel they have enough firepower on offense to get them back to the playoffs.

"The nice thing is the kid can throw the ball a mile. He's pretty accurate and we have some kids that can run and get the ball this year and make plays on the ball," says Jack Short, Cardinals head coach.

"If the line holds up, we'd be able to do both things. We'd be able to run wildcat where I'd go out and someone else would come in. We'd have the tailback play quarterback, just normal wildcat," Shutts says.

Newark Valley hosts Lansing in the first week of the season.

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