For the first time, the Knights would meet a team just as strong — if not stronger — than they were.
Upon Lidy’s return, he and his coaching staff met Monday night in the family room of Lidy’s Newburgh house and plopped the first of the game tapes into the VCR. After a half hour, Lidy and his staff were thinking the same thing as they watched the gargantuan Hobart players, led by the huge Fonseca, not only beat opposing players on the line of scrimmage, but punish them. An uneasy silence fell over the room. Lidy shook his head in disbelief.
“My god, what have we done,” he said as a wave of uncomfortable snickers circled the room.
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