Blue Devils Returning Big Class
COLUMBUS HIGH FOOTBALL TEAM WELCOMES THE MAJORITY OF THE TEAM BACK
The Columbus high football team is coming off a 3-7 record and no post season appearance. Since 1995, the Blue Devils have only seen just one playoff run.
“We were a little disappointed. We felt that our record should have been better than what it was, but you know it is what it is. We are trying to regroup and have a little bit better of season that we did last year,” says head coach Phil Marino.
The Blue Devils ran an up tempo offense last year that wound up being the down fall of their success.
“Penalties number one. Probably the most penalties as a team per game that we have probably has since I have been here. We definitely have to go correct that because we are just hurting ourselves. You want to go forward not backwards and that’s exactly what we were doing,” says Marino.
Perfecting and cleaning up the offense has been the center of attention this summer and head coach Phil Marino is seeing a positive road ahead with the number of experienced players returning.
“This year we only have 6 seniors, but we have 26 juniors and so we are really happy about that and I think the sophomores class is 23 or 24, so things are looking good in that perspective,” says Marino.
After losing three top tier linemen including 2 time all state William Nana Fabu, you wonder how this team will fill those holes.
“If our two young guys can step in then for those couple guys i think we will be okay but that is going to be something we are going to have to wait and see. If those young kids can step up we will be okay,” says Marino.
“Coach says that we have alot of talent this year and we have a really good team. He has big expectations for us and i think we can achieve those,” says junior quarterback Donovan Carter.
Columbus high gets things kicked off August 26th against Jordan.