It’s only natural to show up for the first day of practice with some anxiety.
Mahopac has a number of holes in the lineup after graduating nearly half the roster, but there is plenty of legitimate optimism. The Indians have some bulk on the line, and speed in the backfield. There will be some depth, too, if the junior class makes the jump to varsity as expected.
“We look forward to (the first day),” senior tight end and defensive end Matt Quigley said. “We look forward to definitely getting out here, getting back to work, just being with the guys and trying to get the team bonding, get the team chemistry going.”
Mahopac had 46 players on the field Monday, and was looking crisp already running through offensive plays.
“We are wide open, every spot on the roster,” said Mahopac coach Tom Donahoe, who ran three sessions on the first day.
“Despite graduating so many seniors, we have a very tight group. We should be a very athletic team, and we’ve got some speed.”
The Indians open the season Sept. 5 against Fox Lane.
Here are seniors Matt Quigley and Ryan Delahanty talking about the upcoming season: