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New faces, same expectations for Royal Comets
At Rush Henrietta, theyve built quite a tradition these past few years. A winning tradition.
"We're here to win games, especially at the varsity level, that's our deal," R-H head coach Joe Montesano said. "So right now, what our message is to the kids, we're trying to find 15, 18, 20 kids that we can go to Schroeder and compete with."
Normally, thats not an issue for the Royal Comets. They know exactly who will be playing week one. But this is a young team thats dealing with a lot of roster turnover.
"Last year they were in positions where they could come in, they didnt have to be the face of the program," Montesano said. "But they are now. I think those kids are mature enough to handle that."
The face of the program the last few years has been the quarterback.
The last two to play the position, Ashton Broyld and Chauncey Scissum, now play for Syracuse University.
Itll be up to the young Jared Gerbino, and possibly others, to try and replace them.
"Were replacing good athletes, but our new teams very good," the sophomore Gerbino said. "All the guys that came up, theyre good players, just have to get the first game out of the way, theyll be fine."
"Those guys were great leaders," Montesano said of Broyld and Scissum. "The young guys are doing that now. Its their turn now. Hopefully in two or three years, someone will be saying how you replace a Jared Gerbino or Daquan Wilson, and thats part of having a good program."