I do not have official enrollment numbers in front of me for this year, but based on my figures from a couple of years ago, Otselic Valley is far and away the smallest school in Chenango County. As small as it is in sheer numbers, the Vikings are looming large in Section III.
I have been accused in the past of “forgetting” the smallest school in our area. I would beg to differ on that one. We make the effort each sports season to give photo coverage in addition to the game write-ups that come at least twice weekly for each sport. It’s hard to miss the significance of this school’s athletic achievements the past two years, particularly on the boys’ side.
This is a talented group of young men, and I know the men assessment is as true as it gets. How do I know? The team’s coach, David Loomis, is one of the great coaches I have ever dealt with in what is now the end of my 13th season covering sports at The Evening Sun.