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Victor enters 2018 with new faces, high expectations

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It’s a new era for Victor football, but the goal remains the same after graduating 22 players from last season.

“We did lose a lot of seniors and a lot of contributors like [Andrew] Russell, [Mike] Novitsky, Mitch Cain, Chris Varone, but our JV team went undefeated last year,” said senior tight end and defensive end Jon Crowley. “We’ll find out, but I think we’ll be all right.”

Victor dropped down to Class A after winning Section V titles in 2014 and 2016 in AA. The returning starters are eager to bring the team together quickly to hit the ground running in 2018.

“It’s a big adjustment making that adjustment from JV to varsity,” said senior left tackle C.J. Williams. “Bigger games, lot bigger crowds. We have a lot of good leaders on this team, kids that are 3-4 year players coming up and I think we’ll help out the young guys a lot.”

Even higher up the ladder than the football team, the Blue Devils have a new athletic director as well in Duane Weimer, who replaces longtime AD Ron Whitcomb. Victor opens the season on Thursday, August 30th against Pittsford at St. John Fisher in the third annual Teddi Bowl to raise funds and awareness for the programs and services of Camp Good Days & Special Times.

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