Carey looking to notch back-to-back playoff berths

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Carey Blue Devils

After going 5-5 in head coach Todd Worst’s first season, the Blue
Devils dropped down to D-VI last year, went 8-3 and earned their first
playoff berth since 2003. Carey lost in the first round to Defiance
Ayersville.

The Blue Devils have made seven playoff appearances all-time (state champions in 1975) and are looking to add another.


PLAYERS TO WATCH

FB Derek Stock (6-1, 210, Sr.); OT Pete Nye (6-1, 260, Sr.); TE/DE Michael Dennis (6-7, 225, Jr.); RB/DB Trevor Phoenix (5-8, 160, Jr.)

SEASON OUTLOOK

2007 Rcord: 8-3, Regional Quarterfinalist

After going 5-5 in head coach Todd Worst’s first season, the Blue Devils dropped down to D-VI last year, went 8-3 and earned their first playoff berth since 2003. Carey lost in the first round to Defiance Ayersville.

The Blue Devils have made seven playoff appearances all-time (state champions in 1975) and are looking to add another.

Senior fullback Derek Stock will get bulk of carries after gaining 1,200 yards last year.

Stock should find plenty of daylight running behind senior tackle Pete Nye and junior tight end Michael Dennis. Combined the duo creates a 485 pound wall.

A revamped schedule awaits Carey with Bluffton and Lakota joining the non-league slate in favor of Oregon Stritch and New Lodnon. The Devils open Midland Athletic Conference play against another conference title contender in Tiffin Calvert.

“I believe we have the raw talent to compete with the best teams on our schedule,” Worst said. “This group will need to come together early in the season to deal with the tougher non-conference schedule and league title implications in Week 4 (against Calvert).”

SCHEDULE

8/22 UPPER SANDUSKY
8/29 @ BLUFFTON
9/5 @ LAKOTA (KANSAS)
9/12 CALVERT (TIFFIN)
9/19 ST WENDELIN (FOSTORIA)
9/26 @ NORTH BALTIMORE
10/3 HOPEWELL-LOUDON (BASCOM)
10/10 @ SENECA EAST (ATTICA)
10/17 MOHAWK (SYCAMORE)
10/25 @ ST JOSEPH CENTRAL CATHOLIC (FREMONT)

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