first_img Comments QB Nick Ransom: “A lot of the summer has mostly been learning the new offense. He’s been teaching us very well each little detail about the offense … Last year was more just run. This year is triple option with a little passing involved, so it’s different for us … The whole game you’re making decisions to either keep it or run it or pass it.” Published on August 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ TE/DE Slade Springer: “We know how to play in the big games. Hopefully, we just have to close out games and move on.”center_img Central Square entered last season’s Section III Class AA playoffs with one loss and as the No. 2 seed. But a late Liverpool touchdown upset the Redhawks in the first round to end its season earlier than anticipated. But Central Square has changed significantly since last year. New head coach Kevin Kalfass comes over after being offensive coordinator at Jamesville-DeWitt. The Redhawks dropped down in classification to Class A, meaning instead of being one of its class’ smaller schools, they’ll be one of its biggest. And Kalfass brings with him a triple option scheme that the players are excited about.Here’s The Daily Orange’s preview of Central Square football for 2018. 2017 record: 6-2Head coach: Kevin Kalfass; first season as head coachAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDriving distance from SU: 20.8 milesPlayers from last year’s team who graduated: Seventeen, including second all-time leading Central Square rusher Jamie BattagliaNotable returners:Senior QB/LB Nick Ransom: 510 rushing yards in 2017Senior TE/DE Slade Springer: 23.5 tackles for loss in Central Square careerOpening game: Saturday, Sept. 1 against Chenango Forks in the Carrier Dome at 8 p.m.Key storylines:Kevin Kalfass takes over as head coach after being offensive coordinator at Jamesville-DeWittThe installation of the triple option offense under KalfassCentral Square’s drop into Class A after being upset in the first round of last season’s Class AA tournamentWhat they’re saying:Head coach Kevin Kalfass: “The seniors lead. The underclassmen follow. They worked really hard in the weight room this summer. We’re ready to go and we’re all excited at Central Square.” S Zach Havens: “New offense is outstanding. It seems to work really well with the personnel we have on this team. And it’s gonna do good things for us this year.”last_img

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