The football team opened its 2012 season much like a year ago with a dominating win against Calhoun but the Warriors hope for a different ending.
Wantagh is coming off a 9-2 season that ended with 35-7 loss to Garden City in the at Hofstra.
“Our goal is a county championship like it always is,” said Wantagh running back Brandon Watson moments after helping to lead the Warriors to a 37-3 season-opening victory Saturday afternoon at Calhoun. “We have a good squad this year and we just have to keep getting better and better.”
Against Calhoun, who Watson gained 78 yards on the ground and 52 yards receiving to go along with three touchdowns. Wantagh’s offense was also paced by quarterback Roddy Roche, who was 6-11 passing for 102 yards and two touchdown tosses.
Wantagh’s balance offense on display Saturday will be key for the Warriors to achieve their championship goals, according to head coach Keith Sachs, who for a 20th season this year after a .
“That is always our goal and I think this year as much as ever we have the athletes to do it,” said Sachs of having a potent running and passing attack that keeps defenses on their toes.
Wantagh is next in action for its home opener this Saturday against neighborhood opponent MacArthur, who moved down from Conference I to Conference II this year. Kickoff for Saturday’s tilt against MacArthur, which will be the in Wantagh football history, is scheduled for 1;30 p.m.