Training Camp Tour: New faces, same expectations for the Tigers

By wbng sports

August 20, 2014 Updated Aug 20, 2014 at 10:02 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Union-Endicott came up a game short of the state championship for the second straight season last year. The difference this year, a lot of the key pieces from those runs are now gone.

The guys that keyed the offense last year, like quarterback Joey Orlando, receivers C-J Krowiak and Nick Yesensky, and running back Sammy Davis Jr. are gone. So it'll be a different looking Tigers team taking to Ty Cobb Stadium this season.

But that doesn't change the expectations.

As second-year coach Tom Baleno explains, it's time for the next group of players to step up and make their mark.

"From the beginning of U-E football in 1903, we've always talked about championships and winning," said Baleno. "That's what our expectations are every year. Talent does come and go, but there's always a good strong talent nucleus here. With the players that we do lose, they always leave a little legacy behind that we kind of carry through with that. We just want to carry the torch."

U-E opens the season against three-time defending state champs, Maine-Endwell, Week 1.

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