St. Georges will open their football season this Saturday morning against Woodbridge.

The St. Georges Tech Hawks have flexed their football muscle over the past two seasons. Over that time, the Hawks have won 16 games while losing only 4.

Though their 8-2 record last season wasn’t good enough to make the Division II State Tournament, the Hawks enter this season hungry to get back.

They’ll open their season on Saturday morning against Woodbridge, a team they defeated a year ago 26-0.

However, it’s an entirely different season, now. And Head Coach J.D. Maull sees the talent Woodbridge has, and also some similarities to his Hawks squad.

“They’re an up and coming young team,” said Maull. “They have an all-state fullback, Marvin Morris and a young up and coming quarterback named Jordan Westcott that we have to keep an eye on.”

Both Woodbridge and St. Georges Tech boast young squads, so keeping mistakes to a minimum will be doubly important on Saturday morning.

“We’re a pretty young team, with only three seniors in the program,” said Maull. “We believe that if we can play our style of football and limit our mistakes we can come out and win the game.”

An 8-2 record wasn’t enough to get St. Georges Tech into the Division II State Tournament last season, which means every game and every win is important down the stretch. Maull realizes how important winning the first game of the season would be for his squad, but also knows it’s not going to make or break the season.

“Yes, every game is critical,” said Maull. “To get off on a good note, get a win, that’d be great.  Though, if we lose, it’s not the end of the world.”

Extra incentive for the Hawks, is the new stadium that will finally be finished at the high school. Now, students and parents will have stands to sit in to cheer on their Hawks.

“We definitely want to come in and get this win, we’ve got bleachers for the first time since the stadium is finally done,” said Maull. “The kids are excited, I’m pretty excited and the school is excited. “

The Hawks season begins this Saturday morning at home against Woodbridge, kickoff scheduled for 10:30 a.m.