PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - For three seasons the Plattsburgh Hornets failed to win a single game.
Senior Quarterback Mitch Senecal explains how last year, the 2016 PHS squad came out on top one time, a jumping off point for 2017.
"We want to hang on to that win to build off with that. Kind of get some confidence, but we're always working, it was only one win," said Senecal.
In light of the victory, head coach Pat Keleher has a motto: believe.
This year, the Hornets have plenty of reason to do so.
Numbers are up on the varsity squad, a dozen starters are back and here for his second season is the offensive coordinator, his son, Brandon.
"The funny thing is he might be a little more hard nosed than me and that's kind of saying something," said Pat Keleher.
"I'm not as easy on the kids now. I seem to drive them a little bit more I think. And he's actually a little bit more relaxed. Back when I was in high school it was the complete opposite. He was the hard enforcer, so I think I took that from him in a good way," said Brandon Keleher.
Brandon went to high school at Peru and won a state title in 2001.
The head coach back then was his dad.
"It just seemed a natural progression of things to move from the father-son coach and player to the father-son coach and coach."
The Keleher coaches will do everything in their power to prepare their Hornets.
Come gameday, it's up to the players to show what they can do.
First up, Plattsburgh travels to Saranac for a 1:30 showdown on Saturday, September 2.
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