High school football preview: Altmar-Parish-Williamstown

first_imgStanard: “Lot of outside runs. Everybody’s gonna try to get to that edge with their speedy guy because of less players.” Altmar-Parish-Williamstown struggled late in games during the 2017 season. They didn’t have depth. By the season finale, the Rebels dressed just 20 players. That was “the writing on the wall” to move from 11-man to eight-man football this season, A-P-W head coach Scott Stanard said. After a 2-6 season, the Rebels hope their added depth allows them to keep up.Here’s The Daily Orange’s preview of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown’s first season in eight-man football. 2017 record: 2-6 (in 11-man football, now transitioning to eight-man)Head Coach: Scott Stanard, entering fourth season as head coachDriving distance from SU: 32.6 milesAdvertisementThis is placeholder textNotable returners:Jonathan Comstock, QB, 6’1”, 185 lbs; 2017 stats: 546 yards passing, eight passing TDs, one rushing TDKody Roe, LB, 5’10”, 190 lbs; 2017 stats: 73 total tackles, 51 solo, 9 tackles per gameOpening game: Sept. 14 at Tupper Lake High SchoolKey Storylines:The transition from 11-man football to the eight-man gameMaintaining fitness late in games with more backups relative to years past since less players will be on the fieldWhat they’re saying:Head coach Scott Stanard: “With the returning kids that we have, with our core coming back, we’re pretty excited about getting to compete with schools that are our size. We’re hoping each week that we can come out and put on a show and have some fun.” Stanard: “I can’t say whether we’re gonna come in and win a bunch or be worried that we’re gonna lose. I think it just gives us a much better level playing field going up against teams that we know are pretty much the same caliber as we are.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Comments QB Jonathan Comstock: “I think it’ll be a little different for us since we haven’t played eight-man football in a game setting before. But after the first game, I feel like we’ll shake all those jitters out, and we’ll know what we’re doing.” Published on August 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img