Hudson Valley Sports Report

VIDEO PREVIEW: Marist football looks to bounce back from 4-7 mark

POUGHKEEPSIE – One of the most enduring – and well-liked – figures of Hudson Valley athletics is back for his 21st season.

Marist College head football coach Jim Parady will again lead the Red Foxes onto the field of play on Aug. 31 for the season opener against Sacred Heart, as the program tries to bounce back from last year’s 4-7 record in the difficult Pioneer Football League.Looney

Marist returns quarterback Chuckie Looney, coming off a record-breaking year in which he set the program’s single-season record with 18 touchdown passes. His efficiency rating of 156.4 ranked fifth in the FCS. With 29 career touchdown passes, Looney enters his senior season tied for first in program history.

Looney lost his favorite receiver in Michael Rios, the program’s all-time record–holder in receiving touchdowns who set single-season program records with 1,173 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns last season.

But the running back depth is deep, and if the line returns all five starters from last season.

On the defensive side of the ball, defensive end Terrence Fede is a stud. The Foxes lost a little bit at linebacker, but the secondary has good depth.

Our Charlie Cornacchio tells us more in the video.

(Photo courtesy Marist College Athletics)

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