Air Sidney

By wbng sports

October 20, 2010 Updated Oct 20, 2010 at 12:11 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton)

" We'd rather pass than run the ball. It's easy for us."

That attitude is an unusual one, particularly in section 4 class "C" football.
But it certainly works.
Quarterback Dylan Umbra has thrown for at least 200 yards in every game but one. And it that one other game, he ran for 200 yards.

This is Umbra's 4th year at quarterback, but it took some extra off-season work to fine tune the offense.

Wide receiver Alex Heil says, " It all goes back to the summer for us. We all put a lot of hard work in over the summer, the guys you see out there, Wilts, Kozack, Umbra, Curley, McDonald, Wingate. We were all working hard. When it came time for the season we were just ready, and we knew what we had to do."

There is also maturity to the attack, as Umbra has learned what works and what doesn't in his senior season.

Coach Jeff Matthews says, " It the past Dylan would sometimes get greedy and want to get the big play right away. With as many weapons as he has to choose from it's nice to be able to get a long handoff to one of our athletes and get them out into space."

Umbra adds, " Our offense is wonderful. The line is awesome, the wide receivers get open, so it's pretty much perfect."
So far this year Umbra has thrown for over 15-hundred yards completing 60% of his passes.

He's also run for over 500 more yards, giving him over 2,000 yards of total offense and 28 touchdowns. Against Chenango Forks, Umbra had a combined 344 yards and 5 touchdowns, leading many to look forward to a title game rematch.

Running back Adam Kozak says, " He's got it all. He has a true gift. He can run, he can pass. He can pretty much do everything."

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