An uncharacteristic 3-5 season left Farmingdale football out of the postseason picture a year ago.
While it could be another lean year for the Dalers, two factors play in Farmingdale's favor.
A poor 2011 translated into a low seed in Nassau Conference I. The Dalers earned the No. 8 seed in the 12-team confrerence. That means an easier schedule and a chance to rack up wins in 2012.
The other key fact? The coaching staff, led by Buddy Krumenacker. Despite a rare losing season, and is one of Long Island's most respected football minds. His 200 wins rank eighth in Long Island history.
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The new season kicks off Saturday in Syosset, the No. 11 seed. The Dalers have a soft middle part of the schedule before finishing with traditional rivals Freeport and Massapequa.
Massapequa jumped in front 21-0 a year ago en route to a .
Those last two games will decide whether the Dalers are a playoff team come November. And it will give Krumenacker the time to mold this cast into a winner.
2012 Football ScheduleDate Opponent Time Sept. 8 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 Farmingdale @ Valley Stream Central 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 Farmingdale @ Hempstead 3 p.m. Oct. 12 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 Farmingdale @ Freeport 2 p.m. Oct. 27 1:30 p.m.
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