Central Valley. The long preseason is underway

10 Nov 2020 | 12:40

On Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 4, the Crusaders took the field to work on their offense and defensive schemes and to get in some pre-season conditioning.

Members of the Monroe-Woodbury Varsity football team is happy to be given opportunity to get back on the field after the cancellation of this year’s fall sports season.

The team’s 2020 season is now tentatively scheduled for early spring of 2021.

Head Coach James Sciarra, now in his second season, looks to take the next step this year after last year’s season-ending to loss Pine Bush in the Section 9 championship game.

The Crusaders pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the state last year when they knocked off the highly ranked Goldbacks of Newburgh 20-16 in the opening round of the Section 9 playoffs.

On Wednesday, Assistant Coach Joe Pesce ran the team through conditioning drills to get them started after which they broke down and worked on individual position skills.

The team then came together to work on their offensive and defensive assignments and plays.

- William Dimmit

Photo 1-Nicholas Calderone puts in the work on the pre season conditioning drills. Photo 2-Danny Bauer hauls in a pass during position drills. Photo 3-

Streching out, the Crusaders take advantage of the warm November weather to prepare for spring. Photo 4-

The Crusaders will be ready if they get the opportunity to play this year.