The Fair Haven Slaters have something to prove in the 2019 season.

The Slaters said they feel as though people are counting them out due to the loss of talent from last year’s graduating class.

Last season, Fair Haven made it to the Div. 2 championship, but fell short to Burr & Burton 63-14 and finished with a record of 8-3.

“I think this year we’re just trying to prove ourselves to a lot of people,” Aubrey Ramey, a senior wide receiver, explained. “People have been saying we lost a lot of key players last year and I think some people lost some faith in us. I think we have a good shot to prove a lot of people wrong this year.”

“We’re really looking at our younger guys to step up and make some good plays,” Dylan Lee, a senior running back, said. “Everybody’s down on us because we don’t have our good guys anymore, but we have a lot of people stepping up now.”

The Slaters kick off the 2019 season on Friday, August 30 on the road against Middlebury at 7:00 p.m.