Waverly, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Waverly was a two-point conversion stop away from its second straight trip to the state playoffs last season. Instead it was Chenango Forks who won the Class C Section IV title and made a run to the state semifinals.
The challenge now is replacing key skill guys from that team like quarterback Zach Cooney and wide receiver Austin Bostwick, who were both all-state performers last season.
Despite losing a wealth of talent, the Wolverines say it's time for the next man to step up.
"They were great to our success last year, but this year we have many more individuals that are willing to step up and give the effort and do what they've got to do to win," said junior linebacker Jeff Klossner.
"We're just plugging in different names, different people that we are going to have to work very, very hard to get to a point where we're winning games," coach Jason Miller said.
Waverly opens up the season on Sunday at the Carrier Dome against Section 3's Cortland high school.