WINDSOR (WBNG) - Windsor and Maine-Endwell met in the Section IV playoffs in 2016. The Black Knights came away with the victory advancing to the Class B Section IV title game. The rematch is Saturday afternoon at Maine-Endwell High School in 12 Sports' Game of the Week.
"If we improve each week, that's our goal," said Windsor head coach Tim Hogan.
"Just keep getting better every week," said Windsor junior quarterback/safety Zach Wolcott. "I think we looked better last week. If we could put it together, I think we could get a win."
If Windsor picks up the victory on Saturday, running back Dante Kimbrough will likely be a big part of the Black Knight's success.
"We're starting to get better as the season progresses, and starting to realize all of the things we're doing wrong," said Windsor senior running back/linebacker Dante Kimbrough. "We're making improvements, getting better on that."
The Spartans always have a strong defense, but Coach Hogan and the Black Knights are up for the challange.
"It's really hard to move the ball in them too," said Hogan. "We have to take advantage of any hole, or seemly confined, and like I said we have to take advantage. We can't let them three-and-out us all the time, or it's going to be a long day."
"We just need to execute and I think we'll be able to move the ball," said Wolcott.
"Our offense is pretty strong," said Kimbrough. "Our blockers are starting to do a lot better, and I think our defense will match theirs, if not be better."
Maine Endwell can be known for its intimidating crowd sizes and rowdy fan sections but Black Knights won't be phased.
"Not at all," said Kimbrough. "No, we're not worried about anybody else, just how we play on the field that day."
Four weeks into the 2017 season, Windsor already has three losses, but the Black Knights are using that as motivation for Saturday.
"Definitely," said Kimbrough. "I think those three losses were a wake up call. Now that we see how god we can actually do, based on the performance against Forks, we know that we have a chance to really go far."
"Oh, absolutely," said Wolcott. "That drives us to come into practice strong and have a good practice and get better."
"Go one game at a time," said Hogan. "To go from Chenango Forks to Maine Endwell wasn't a great way to set up the schedule, but everybody's gotta do it, and it was the best, fair way to do it. So, we're all for it and we gotta see what we can do on Saturday."
Kickoff Saturday is set for 1:30 p.m.