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      High School Football Preview: ES-M

      East Syracuse-Minoa football has been one of the most consistent football teams over the past five seasons, boasting a 40-10 record for an .800 winning percentage. There's no question when you have that kind of track record, your players will carry a sense of pride with them on the field. That's the case with the Spartans this year, the team knows its young with just 10 seniors, but they see it as an opportunity to make a statement that will carry on into the future.

      While the Spartans lost stars like running back Dustin Moss and lineman Eric Cushing, they do feature plenty of young talent including a returning starter at quarterback in Tyler Johnson and wide receiver in Bobby Campese.

      The Spartans have seen great success as you can imagine, but following a 2006 Section III Championship, the team fell in Sectionals to New Hartford three straight seasons. No doubt, the team wants to reclaim its crown, and earn a bit of revenge on New Hartford in the process.

      ES-M opens their season September 3rd (Friday) against Camden at 6:00 p.m. in the Carrier Dome, the first game of the Kickoff Classic.