It’s hard to gear what is a good season in Livingston County Division I when it comes to football. Many people will agree because of the caliber of teams that suit up in that conference. From the Dansville Mustangs standpoint, maybe last year was a sub-par season, but here in 2012 with numbers, youth and other factors entering the picture, its tough to get a gauge on what will transpire this fall.

It’s hard to gear what is a good season in Livingston County Division I when it comes to football. Many people will agree because of the caliber of teams that suit up in that conference. From the Dansville Mustangs standpoint, maybe last year was a sub-par season, but here in 2012 with numbers, youth and other factors entering the picture, its tough to get a gauge on what will transpire this fall.

For one, the Mustangs have a new head coach, although Terry Conway has been a part of the program as an assistant for many years. The question remains to be seen if there will be any changes in the Dansville philosophy as he assumes the head coaching position.

“One thing I can say is that we’re in the same situation as many programs are,” Conway said. “It’s tough, even despite successful seasons a year ago, for many schools to get large numbers of players out for their respective teams. We’ll be inexperienced at many positions and we’ll be trying different combinations of people to see what will work and what will not.”

The roster for the upcoming campaign consists of 14 seniors, 11 juniors and four sophomores with a vast amount of football learning to do.

The Mustangs managed to get some direction following Saturday’s scrimmage at Babcock Park against Wellsville, Pioneer and Salamanca. Following the workout, Conway noted, “We came out of this healthy and that’s big thing. I think we saw some things that we need to clean up on the line and some other areas as well. We made a few mental mistakes, as you would expect with a young and inexperienced team. Overall though, I was fairly well pleased with how things went. We have some people who can catch the football and can block, so now it’s a matter of chemistry and timing. I think we’ll be ready for Livonia on Friday night (Aug. 31) at their place.”

The roster breaks down individually with seniors Cody Schwan, Colin Vogt, Jeff Sinclair, Jack Toomey, Jarad Stahler, Jake Quibell, James Leach, Dustin Dieter, Dylan Totten, Andy Conway, Anthony Cruz, Hunter Mitchell, Joel Browley and Dan Dobnack; juniors Tyler Campbell, Ryan Hurlburt, Alex Spoor, Matt Coburn, Cody Mark, Ian Forbes, Justin Johnson, Casey Alford, Nick Martusciello, Tyler Oswald and Brad Quibell; sophomores Gage Koch, Zach Green, Ethan Mapes and Evan Dieter.