“While you play JV you look as much as the Blondes,” he mentioned. “It’s motivation (to get higher). Everybody desires to do it.”
“It’s at all times time and soccer season is at all times enjoyable,” Bailey mentioned.
Whereas the aim yearly is to compete for the Part VI title, it’s simpler mentioned than achieved with Class AA being a gauntlet. It figures to be the identical this 12 months, however the Spartans have additional motivation for eager to win their first crown since 2015.
That 12 months was the final time LaMastra dyed his hair blonde. The salt-and-peppered hair of the coach solely will get bleached if North wins sectionals.
There are a number of pictures (see workforce’s Twitter account) of LaMastra sporting the golden locks.
“I’d wish to see it in particular person,” Adelman mentioned.
North is off to good begin in league play however ECIC I figures to be its normal canine battle for the highest groups. Lancaster is the reigning Part VI Class AA champion, whereas Clarence is looking for its sixth sectional title in 9 years and fourth in 5 seasons. Silverstein mentioned the Pink Devils have seven newcomers within the beginning lineup, which is lots for them.
Final 12 months’s sectional runner-up, Orchard Park, drew the powerful opening schedule because it has misplaced to Williamsville North, Lancaster and Clarence – every by a aim. North scored with 4 seconds left, whereas Lancaster tallied 4 minutes into additional time. Nonetheless, the Quakers might very properly be one of many remaining 4 groups standing as every of these defeats have come on the street. They need to be battle examined by the point sectionals roll round, as they play Monsignor Martin champion St. Joe’s and runner-up Nichols together with St. Francis in nonleague clashes.