Posted On: 07/12/19 5:02 AM
Every football coach needs to have a guy who can be the utility infielder of the offensive and defensive lines. They need a guy who – at a moment's notice - can switch positions. For the last two years, DeLaSalle's Andrey Garbisch has been that guy for the Islanders. Heading into his senior season, he is going to be a part of an experienced group in the trenches who will go a long way towards getting the Islanders to make a long playoff run in 2019.
In 2018, after a slow start, the Islanders started to put things together – including winning a first-round playoff game.
"Towards the end of the season we started to become kind of a family," Garbisch said. "We started to jell and play better as a team."
Garbisch felt the guys in the trenches were essential to the team's success.
"The front seven was the key to our defense," Garbisch said. "On the offensive side, I think our strength was our offensive line. I think we had one senior and then four juniors. Three of us started on varsity the year before so we were a young but experienced line."