Carey gave state champion Delphos St. John’s its closest game
in the postseason last year, losing 21-14 in the regional semifinals.
Asking this year’s club to repeat that playoff run might be a stretch,
but not a long one.
* Players to Watch – TE/DE Michael Dennis (6-7, 265, SR.); C Jared Case (6-1, 250, SR.); RB/CB/KR Trevor Phoenix (5-10, 155, SR.); WR/CB/K Cy Strahm (5-10, 150, Sr.); QB Tyler Brodman (5-9, 160, Sr.); OL/DT Trae Cusac (6-2, 245, Sr.) OL/DE DJ Dyer (6-1, 200, Sr.); RB/S Justin Jacoby (6-0, 165, Sr.); OG/LB Jordan Stock (5-10, 185, Jr.)
* Outlook – The Blue Devils gave state champion Delphos St. John’s its closest game in the postseason last year, losing 21-14 in the regional semifinals. Asking this year’s club to repeat that playoff run might be a stretch, but not a long one.
The senior class at Carey has never had a losing season and is 18-5 the last two years with two playoff appearances. They’ve already made an impact but are looking for more.
“The task for the classes coming up is to match the intensity and attitude that has brought a lot of pride back into this football town,” head coach Todd Worst (23-10 in three years) said. “This team will not have the size of last year’s team, but will make up for it with a little more team speed.”
Dennis is a legitimate Division I recruit and ranked the No. 46 senior prospect in the state by Ohio High Magazine. Dennis has committed to Michigan State. He also had offers from Illinois, North Carolina State, Indiana, Maryland, Iowa State, Marshall and several MAC schools.
Phoenix will carry a lot of the offensive load.
Willard, a D-III school, was added as a non-league opponent in Week 3.
“Our success will depend on the leadership and effort displayed both on and off the field,” Worst said. “We will have to find a new O-line and backfield that is capable of consistently moving the ball down the field so that our defense can recover from all of the spread teams on our schedule. Overall I feel good about our staff and players as we head into the heat of two a days.”
8/28 @ UPPER SANDUSKY
9/18 @ CALVERT (TIFFIN)
9/25 @ LAKOTA (KANSAS)
10/2 NORTH BALTIMORE
10/9 @ HOPEWELL-LOUDON (BASCOM)
10/16 SENECA EAST (ATTICA)
10/23 @ MOHAWK (SYCAMORE)
10/30 ST JOSEPH CENTRAL CATHOLIC (FREMONT)