It was only one game, but already the Salisbury football team looks as if it is making significant strides from a season ago.
After hanging with Bangor up until the game's final minutes last week, the Falcons (0-1) will shift their focus to Northwestern (0-1) for this week's contest.
"We're going to continue to work hard, and expect our players to play hard from start to finish," said Cerco. "And that's what we're going to see Friday night."
The scoreboard showed a 20-7 victory on Friday night for Bangor against Salisbury in the Colonial League football opener.
But that final won't necessarily tell the entire story surrounding the Falcons in their first game under head coach Andy Cerco.
The mood around the stadium wasn't one of disappointment. Rather the fans were optimistic for the future. It was something to build on. And the Falcons seemed to possess a different attitude than a year ago and the team was very much alive in the game's final minutes.
Under newly acquired head coach Andy Cerco, the Salisbury football team will open up the 2012 Colonial League season on Friday night.
The Falcons will host one of the tougher teams in league from a year ago in Bangor (7-3 last season) at 7 p.m. to begin the new era at Salisbury.
Salisbury's much-improved golf team defended its home turf, winning a tri match with Wilson and Palmerton last week. The Falcons came up on the short end against Notre Dame Green Pond and Northwestern, losing to both in a road match.
The Falcons had five golfers in the 80s to down the Warriors and Blue Bombers last week at Wedgewood.
The question is a natural: Would the promotion of Dr. Robert Lombardi as the PIAA's seventh executive director would result in substantial change to the organization?
We have our answer.
Less than two weeks after ascending to the PIAA's top post following the July resignation of former executive director Brad Cashman, Lombardi presented the PIAA's Board of Directors with a 100-day plan calling for significant changes to PIAA.
The Salisbury boys basketball team completed its play of summer basketball nearly a week ago when the Falcons finished the Stellar Summer League with a loss to Allentown Central Catholic, who finished the summer with an 11-1 mark and the number one seed in the playoffs.
The game of basketball has been a part of the Hrebik family for a couple of generations now.
Megan Hrebik's mother, Lori, played basketball at Allen High School and Kutztown University, while her sister, Caitlin, was a 2010 graduate and 1,000-point scorer for Salisbury. She was also a two-time Salisbury Press Athlete of the Year.
Now Megan, the senior to-be and 2012 Salisbury Press Female Athlete of the Year, is following in the footsteps of her mother and older sister.
Several months have passed since Eric Tatum became the first Salisbury swimmer to win a state gold medal.
But in a school year of many accomplishments for the Falcon athletic program, none shined brighter that Tatum's winning swim in 100 yard butterfly in the pool at Bucknell in March.
For his efforts, the senior-to-be is the Salisbury Press Male Athlete of the Year.