Oswego fields varsity football after one year absence

OSWEGO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Many local communities are anxious for that first football game this season under the Friday night lights, but there may be no place more excited than Oswego.

The Buccaneers are getting ready for varsity football again.

While there just weren't enough players to field a varsity team last year, the numbers seem to be better this season for it-- most everyone on the JV squad last year moved up and they've even added some new faces.

"I feel like if i show that i'm working hard every single day, every single play, every single second, I think other people will follow that.So that's what I want to try to bring to our team and then show we're getting better, we get more kids in, that's what we need kids,” said junior running back Huck Fitzgerald.

The team will have practice twice a day to get ready for their first varsity football season in two years.

While the team is mostly focused on what they can do on the field to be ready for a tougher level of competition, it's not lost on them the significance of Oswego fielding a varsity football team again.

"This will give us an opportunity to feel good about our football successes, but maybe the student body gets together a little bit because they rally around us and you like to think the community will do the same,” said head coach John Finch.

Oswego may have enough for varsity and modified teams, but this year they will not field a JV team. They hope to have all three next year.

The Bucs will open their season at home against Fowler on Friday night, Sept. 1.

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