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12 Sports Game of the Week - Union-Endicott

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ENDICOTT (WBNG) - 12 Sports' Game of the Week features two programs coming off Section IV titles in 2016. The Binghamton Patriots, the defending Class AA champs, against the Union-Endicott Tigers, the reigning champs in Class A. The Patriots and Tigers, also big rivals and if U-E has its way on Friday night, there could be a lot points scored from the Black and Orange. 

"Binghamton - U-E is always a big football game," said Union-Endicott offensive coordinator Scott Osman. 

The Tigers have lit up the scoreboard this season scoring 104 points in three games. That's more than 34 points-per-game. 

"Offensively it's come down to the little things," said Osman. "Taking care of the details, and just knowing your assignments, and everybody playing together as a unit."

"Our line has been blocking great," said Union-Endicott senior quarterback Devon Hogan. "Our receivers are blocking very well on the outside, and we're just doing everything great together."

Hogan is receiving some well deserved spotlight, but the Tigers are deeper than one player. 

"We have a lot of guys that are hard-working players," said Union-Endicott head coach Tommy Baleno. "I can't say enough about our scout team. They are really pushing our first-string. It's a team of 39 and everyone is contributing, and that's what helps us have success on the field." 

As for their opponent this week, the Binghamton Patriots. 

"They are always very athletic," said Baleno. "They are always very quick."

"We know it's going to be a physical football game," said Osman. "So, we look to capitalize off of every little mistake that we can, and just try to keep the momentum going in our favor."

"It's a great rivalry between Binghamton and U-E," said Baleno. "So, it's going to be exciting."

Binghamton and U-E have combined to win seven sectional titles in the past six years. The Tigers enter the game undefeated and ranked 13th in the state in Class A. Kickoff at Alumni Stadium Friday night is set for 7 p.m. 

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