WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY – The Ketcham Indians are coming off a tough 1-8 season that saw plenty of injuries to key players. The silver lining is that, because of those injuries to key players, many of the returning players got to see a lot of playing time, and Head Coach Bryan Hogan thinks that will give Ketcham a bit of a positive factor in the early part of the season.
“We graduated 20 seniors, and with all the injuries, a lot of these guys already have seen quality playing time at the varsity level”, said Hogan “We have a number of kids who played different positions last year but all got good game experience.”
Returning is junior quarterback Tim Cipolini who ran the offense as a sophomore last year. “He did a pretty good job as a 10th grader, now we’re looking for him to just keep getting better.”, added Hogan.
Ketcham’s run game and defense will be the key to the strength of this year’s team.
The Class AA North league alignment is back to the old Dutchess / Putnam lineup of Ketcham, John Jay, Arlington, Mahopac, and Carmel.
The Indians kick off the 2017 season with an away game against league rival Carmel on Friday night at Carmel. The first home game for Ketcham on their new field, will be under their newly installed lights, next Friday Sept 8th, against cross town rival John Jay.