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Binghamton, N.Y. - Friday night brings a powerful Class B match up between Chenango Forks and Owego Free Academy. Both teams enter tomorrow night's game at Owego with a perfect 2-0 record and with a great amount of history between both football programs. Although both teams are certainly familiar with each other, just like every year, this year brings similar but different challenges for both teams.
"The quarterback is really athletic. He throws the ball well" said Head Coach Dave Hogan.
"They always seem to have big strong kids up front."
"We need to stop the pass game, get pressure on the quarterback and I think we'll be good" said Sophomore running back, Lucas Scott.
The Indians football team is a lot stronger, bigger and athletic this year than they may have been in past years. But, just like Owego, Chenango Forks also brings new threats to the 2018 season. Two words, Lucas Scott.
"Lucas has stepped up big time" said Hogan.
"240 pounder, about 6-3 and he can also run. He runs hard and he's pretty fast for a big boy."
The fifteen year old has tallied 8 touchdowns in his first two games of the season, including 5 in Chenango Forks 49-14 victory over Norwich.
"I just knew I had to step up. I wasn't expecting a chance, but I knew I had worked hard for it and could do what I did" said Scott.
Scott's chance was given to him after star running back Jeremiah Allen got sick with mono and has been unable to step foot on the field to play in a game. However, once Allen's back in the back field with Lucas Scott, that will certainly be a scene to watch for.
Their two different style running backs, but both excellent football players" said Quarterback, Jacob Topa.
"It's going to be a wonderful, wonderful thing."
Chenango Forks travels to Owego Free Academy Friday, September 13th for 7 p.m. kick off.