The biggest secret in Woodstock football isn’t who will start at linebacker or how coach Ramsey Worrell will fill the holes vacated by a dozen starters. No, it’s the jerseys.
The Wasps have had the same jersey design for 30 years, but on Friday, Aug. 29, the team will be sporting a new uniform.
The Woodstock Football Gridiron Club raised about $9,000 to get the team new uniforms — a necessary fundraising event every decade due to wear and tear. But instead of going with the old standbys, Worrell made a few tweaks.
“I don’t know, we’ve had the same thing for so long, I wanted to put my stamp on it,” Worrell said.
Worrell is keeping the new jerseys a secret as long as he can. He’s shown captains Will Gault and Nemo Wood. He’s also shown the assistant coaches. But he’s tight-lipped about the design, revealing just a few contrary details.
“I can tell you that the colors are the same, but I wouldn’t say they are exactly the same,” Worrell said.
Worrell offered one clue: He recalled a color scheme he was fond of from Plymouth State University (N.H.) in the 1990s. But Internet searches come up empty on PSU photos from that era.
“I wanted to do something that would get the kids excited,” Worrell said. “Everybody liked them, they’re all excited.”
The players will see the new jerseys Friday for a top-secret team photo. The fans will see the jerseys 7 p.m. on Aug. 29 for the team’s season opener against Poultney at home.
The Woodstock Football Gridiron Club is also asking fans to wear green for the game.