"Scouting" the Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour Seneca Indians
W-G/O-M seeks rebound after tough season
StarGazette.com: Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour went through some growing pains in year two of the combined program last year, winning just one of seven games.
Second-year head coach Trevor Holland is hoping to see the 2017 team closer to the 7-2 inaugural group that advanced to the Section 4 Class C playoffs.
Last year's team included a lot of new varsity faces following the graduations of numerous key members of the 2015 squad. Experience should be a plus this season, with several familiar faces back for Holland.
The returning group includes Dylan Houseknecht, Wrett Brower, Wyatt Brower, Kameryn Sheldon, Zach Elliott, Joe Chedzoy, Sean Kelly and Casen Weeden.
"The key to the Seneca Indians' strength this season is the experienced junior class," Holland said. "Most of them started as sophomores and gained a tremendous amount of experience during a tough 2016 schedule. Their determination for improvement will drive our success this season."
WG/O-M line has big night in 32-22 comeback win
Zach Elliott ran for 197 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries Friday night as the Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour football team rallied for a 32-22 win over Greene to start its season at Odessa's Charles Martin Field.
Joe Chedzoy added a 34-yard fumble return for a touchdown to give the Seneca Indians a 10-point advantage after Elliott's 4-yard run with 8 minutes, 44 seconds remaining put them in front for the first time since the second quarter.
Greene quarterback Coy Austin ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns.
Four takeaways: WG/O-M stops S-VE/Candor
Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour took its show to home field No. 2 on Saturday night. While the venue might have changed, the Seneca Indians again put on a dominant second-half performance for a 36-14 victory over Spencer-Van Etten/Candor in the Shovel Game at Watkins Glen's Alumni Field.
Junior running back Zach Elliott rushed for 217 yards on 24 carries and scored all five of the Seneca Indians' touchdowns. That included three scoring runs in the fourth quarter, which began with the teams deadlocked 14-14.
Newark Valley routs Seneca Indians, 42-6
There wasn't much in the way of a highlight reel Saturday for the Seneca Indians as they dropped a 42-6 decision to unbeaten Newark Valley in a Section IV, Division IV game on the NV athletic field.
The Seneca Indians, a combined team of Watkins Glen and Odessa-Montour high school athletes, fell to 2-2 with the loss heading into a game Friday night at Salamanca. That game is a replacement for one against Binghamton Seton Catholic, which failed to field a team this season.
Seneca Indians lose to Oneonta, 40-14
The Seneca Indians varsity football team's record slipped to 2-1 Friday night when it dropped a 40-14 decision to Oneonta in a Section IV, Division IV game on Odessa-Montour High School's Charles Martin Field.