“We have a history of not doing great in the first few games of the season, and we really want to change that trend,” Browning said.
While Browning is excited for the season, he expects to see large improvements from last season.
Junior Cameron McClure, Jeff’s starting center, agrees, and thinks the offseason workouts will benefit the Red Devils.
“We have worked really hard all summer for this season,” McClure said. “Our guys are really excited to do some thumping.”
While last season was filled with ups and downs, starting nose guard Brandon “Beef”
Wellington believes that a fast start to a season is key to winning.
“The first few games of any season are always a big test. It can show if you’ve made any improvements during the offseason or if there’s still anything you need to practice on more,” Wellington said. “As a player on the team, I can say that we are putting in hard work and dedication into the season and we have a lot of amazing talent on the team. I have faith in this team that we can do incredible things this season as a team.”
In the first game of the season, the Red Devils faced off against Southwestern in the Don Marshall Bowl. The Red Devils fell to the Warriors, 56-26. Senior running back Jordan Barnett ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns.
Junior Kameron Fuller also ran for 139 yards and a touchdown. Senior Cameron Northern threw for a total of 91 yards on 10-21 passing.
Photo by Carlos Molina