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Football Friday 2017 Preview: Rustburg Red Devils

Football Friday 2017 Preview: Rustburg Red Devils

Rustburg Red Devils

Head Coach: Jack Baker (5th season)

Last year's record/playoff result: 10-3, lost in state quarterfinals to Staunton River

Starters Back: 2 on offense, 3 on defense

Key players with position: Shmar Johnson, RB/LB; Tre Tucker RB/LB; Grayson Harvey TE/DE/Kicker; Logan Reusser, OL/DL; Trevor Ruff, LB; Landon Tucker, QB/DB

Schedule:

  • 8/25 Bassett
  • 9/1 at Appomattox
  • 9/8 Bye
  • 9/15 at Altavista
  • 9/22 at L.C.A. (7:30pm)
  • 9/29 Amherst County
  • 10/6 at E.C. Glass
  • 10/13 Brookville
  • 10/20 Heritage
  • 10/27 at Jefferson Forest
  • 11/3 Liberty

Summary: Rustburg will a very young team this season but the Red Devils do have good talent, led by returning running backs/linebackers Shmar Johnson and Tre Tucker. Landon Tucker and Dakota Creasy are competing at the quarterback spot.

The Red Devils are a sophomore-heavy team this year, so how quickly the young players grow up and adjust to game-night pressure will be key. Coach Baker says he likes the energy and morale he's seen from this year's team, saying they've just got to keep working and improving. Last year's 10-3, state quarterfinal team proved Rustburg can win, now it's the younger players turn to keep the momentum going and make it happen.

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