When you’re an 8-man football squad like Sedan football in a high school enrollment size of 88, every roster spot counts.
Last year the injury bug bit the Sedan Blue Devils football team especially hard in 2019 for a 5-4 record.
“Our goal this year is to stay healthy,” said Sedan Head Coach Mick Holt, who is entering his 10th year at the helm.
Returning for the 2020 season will be senior Eli Campbell, who rushed for 437 yards with 4 touchdowns last year. Campbell also doubles as a linebacker, who contributed to 49 tackles last season.
Another returning starter that will factor into the Blue Devils season is junior Dameion Hatten. The tight end recorded a team-leading 205 yards with 5 touchdowns, including 7 rushing scores as well.
Senior Jared Roggow-Harter and junior Eathan Long will stay plenty busy setting blocks on the offensive line and attacking the opposing team’s front line on the defensive front for Sedan.
In addition to staying healthy, finding the right signal-caller will be an early season challenge for the Blue Devils.
“The keys to success for us will be developing a quarterback, we may be starting a freshman,” commented Holt.
The 2020 schedule puts Sedan at home for two of the five district games.
Sedan will host Oswego and Marmaton Valley while traveling to long-time rival West Elk, Yates Center, who drops from 11-man back to 8-man, and Cedar-Vale Dexter.
“Our team goal for 2020 is to reclaim the district championship,” said Holt.
The Blue Devils open the 2020 season on the road against the St. Paul Indians.