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September 28, 2013

Saturday HS Football Preview

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Tonawanda News — The Jacks have struggled offensively through three games and Truilizio said it’s been due to a number of factors. Worst of all has been consistently losing the field position battle.

”The defensive has made some nice goal line stands but then the offense has to go 90 yards,” he said. “Are there miscues? Absolutely. Is Chris (Woodard) missing some of his reads? Absolutely. It really comes down to a few factors, and one of them is field position. We can’t win the field position battle whatsoever.”

The other spot for concern has been very little production from the wide receiver position. Senior Jake Ferry has had a number of nice catches, but Truilizio said NT needs more production at that spot.

Despite the slow start, Truilizio said his team is going into the Sweet Home game with the intention to win. He said if the team puts everything together it can shock a lot of people today.

”I hate saying this but we’re 0-2 in the division and I don’t think these teams are better than us. I’m not disrespecting when i say that, but I just can’t figure out what it is,” Truilzio said. “It’s still learning and a learning process.”

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<\Bz14f”sans-serif”>Kenmore East at Grand Island, 2 p.m.

The Bulldogs (3-0, 2-0 A North) probably weren’t expected to still be perfect after three games this season, but coach Matt Chimera knew that something special was starting to happen at Kenmore East as early as last season.

“We knew a few years ago that we had some good young talent coming up through the pipeline. A couple of those kids, Preston Smith and Connor McMahon, we brought them up to varsity when they were sophomores and we had a tough year. They were two of our better players and they were only sophomores, and we had a lot of injuries that year. I think we ended up going 0-8 that year. 

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