Connor Scott takes the ball downfield to start a Burgher drive during Warrensburg’s 48-35 victory Oct. 22 over Bishop Gibbons. This win, followed by their Oct. 29 defeat of Granville, testifies to why the Burghers are now ranked third in Section II, spanning all classes, in rushing yardage for 2011. Their aggressive ground offense relies on a double wing offense, in which players merge into a wedge formation and crash through the defensive line.
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continued They scored on all drives but two, which ended with fumbles.
The beefy offensive line did their work opening up holes for the runners to have solid gains almost every play.
Leonbruno praised the Burgher seniors, who concluded a memorable season that shows considerable promise for next year.
Leonbruno said that in 2012, he’ll miss seniors Lucas Nelson, Kalvin Duell, Jeremy Barber, Hunter Werner, Charlie Giknis, Gabe MicGlire, Andrew Fish, Jon Vaisey and Matthew Bonk.
“They’re a great bunch of guys,” he said. “But next year we’ll also have a very good team — we have players that should be ready to step up and take the seniors’ places.”
Leonbruno said he’s happy the team now has confidence they can persevere and win — a new attitude he’s seen during his four-year coaching tenure.
“I know we can build on this new attitude, and turn things around,” he said.