BUFFALO, N.Y.-South Park believes it has a chance to make history the season. Since the Harvard Cup merged into Section 6 no city of Buffalo team has made it to Ralph Wilson Stadium to play for the Section 6 championship. Head coach Tim Delaney doesn’t back away from the subject. He told Two On Your Side’s Stu Boyar “it certainly can be the year. We definitely have the talent. We have the most kids we’ve had to come out and try this year on both levels. We’ve got over 40 on varsity and well over 40 on JV. So we’re definitely making strides and making a push towards that but we still have to win football games.”
The Sparks were 7-2 in 2013 with the losses coming against powerhouse Jamestown and state championship finalist Williamsville North. Sparks players know they’re a talented group and believe that last year’s experience will really help them this year. Senior line backer Nyru Jackson told Stu “everybody’s just hungry for it this year. Last year was our first year together so we didn’t have that much experience but this year we’re all ready for it.” Senior wide receiver Antonio Leonard, one of the top pass catchers in Western New York added “I think we’re trying to build on defense around here. We understand that defense wins championships and I think we have a great defense this year.”
The Sparks are breaking in a new quarterback. junior Tyree Brown who has already gained the confidence of his teammates. Senior receiver Daniel Gerace said “we’ve been doing a lot of off season stuff with coach Delaney bringing us here running some drills, doing a lot of passing league stuff, contact league stuff, he’s just helping us all develop as a team. ” Jackson told Stu “he’s learning quickly, he’s learning the playbook but he can get better.”
South Park opens the season Saturday September 6th against Hutch-Tech at All High Stadium.