Kings Park football fans should start getting their game faces ready as the Kingmen are two weeks out from their season opener.
Kings Park varsity football team is hard at work on two-a-days to improve in the 2013 season, Times of Smithtown reports. There will be a mix of new and familiar faces in this year's lineup.
The Kingsmen are ranked No. 9 in their division after ending the 2012 season with a 5-4 record and suffering a first-round loss in the playoffs. Mark O'Brien, head coach of the Kings Park varsity football, said he anticipates the team will have its work cut out for it against Miller Place and Sayville, the team's most competitive rival.
Fans will see the new face of Sean Snead taking over the quarterback position from graduate Joe Guerico. O'Brien believes Snead has a good arm and good physical qualities of a quarterback but will need to quickly adjust to the leading the field.
Joe Reini, a four-year varsity player for the Kingsmen, will return as offensive guard and defensive end. He's being counted on to give Snead the necessary protection and expected to be a key player for Kings Park, according to The Times of Smithtown.
Kings Park will open its season by hosting Hauppauge on Sept. 12 at 3:30 p.m.