continued Sargeant and Anthony (who also walked on at SU) gave the Bees a pair of lockdown presences in the secondary. Without them, it's up to Sparks, who returns at cornerback, and Mahar to work on the outside with wrestling star Kevin Paul. Skipworth, Rein and Smith could all see action at strong safety, while Dave Gullen and Colin Taylor operate at free safety.
B'ville also has a dependable kicker in junior Tom Scarfino, who was called up from JV as a sophomore last fall and hit a series of crucial field goals, including the 33-yard game winner in the fourth quarter of the 38-36 sectional semifinal victory over Fayetteville-Manlius.
A rematch with F-M (now coached by Damien Rhodes) looms as a big contest for the Bees Sept. 20, this after it opens at home against Cicero-North Syracuse and its new coach, Joe Sindoni, and pays a Sept. 13 visit to Henninger.
In all of those games, said Sanfililppo, he expects B'ville to get challenged through the air, and knows that his own team must provide a passing threat, too, if it wants to reclaim the sectional throne from CBA, even if it's in a manner Bees fans might not find that familiar.