Town of Fenton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It's the start of a new era with some new faces for Chenango Valley. After spending the last several seasons in Class B, the Warriors have moved down to Class C this season.
CV also must replace several key pieces from the team that went to the Section IV title game last season. Quarterback Evan Trebilcock and wide receiver Zach Collins have both graduated, and need to be replaced.
The Warriors have two players at quarterback and basketball player Gavin Ashman to try and fill the void left by Collins and Trebilcock. Another returnee is running back Anthony Miller, who rushed for 700 yards last year.
Warriors look to replace key pieces on offense
However, Chenango Valley will be depending on the guys in the trenches to help anchor the new faces at skill positions.
"It's nice to have that line in front with the experience already there because it gives the quarterback coming in, that's new, and he's been in our system awhile, he just doesn't have a lot of varsity experience," said head coach Jay Hope. "He's going to have to get his feet wet but its nice having those guys up front he can lean on when times get tough."
"They trust me and I trust them a lot. They've got a lot of experience," said quarterback Bryan Pert. "They're big, they work hard in the weight room, off season. It's really good. They've got my back, I've got theirs. It's a good feeling."
Chenango Valley is now in a division with Greene, Newark Valley, Whitney Point and rival Chenango Forks.