continued Thompson said that the title was a goal of the team, which has been progressing since his sophomore year.
“A lot of us as seniors have been playing together on varsity since sophomore year and we have been progressing really well over those three years and coming together,” he said.
“I teach them the way that I learned the game and the way that I played the game,” Hemsley said. “We have got a lot of raw talent and some fast kids. You add talent to speed and you can beat any team in any one game. I wanted to make them better and we were able to be better than our section right now.”
However, Hemsley said that he was hoping for improvement as the team prepares for the regional finals, to be played at Plattsburgh High on Saturday, Nov. 10, at noon.
“It will be a little bit better than it was tonight, I hope,” he said. “We played a little bit too much in our end.
Hemsley added that he was looking forward to the regionals and always gets excited when it comes to tournament play.
“It’s cup football, and we love cup football back home,” he said. “I was a giant killer back home. I don’t think that we did any giant killing here, but next week we start going after some teams that no one knows and maybe we can start doing some giant killing.”