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Blue Devils have an appetite for wins


There have plenty of blues in Statesboro the past few high school football seasons, especially last year.

The Blue Devils went 0-10 in 2016, leading to the resignation of head coach Steve Pennington.

In steps new head coach and SHS alum, Jeff Kaiser from Tattnall County. Kaiser says he's not so focused on wins and losses in year one, but instead wants to reinforce some toughness into a program that has taken its licks.

That said, these Blue Devils have an appetite for success.

"These kids are hungry. Gosh, they're starving," Kaiser says.  "They're hungry when they come to work, and they're ready to get after it."

"There's a desire we have just to come out and win," says senior LB Zach Anderson. "I've been here for four years now, and I've got four wins. Hopefully, this year will be a little different."

The Blue Devils face tough competition from Region 2-AAAAA again in 2017. It may be a lofty goal for this bunch, but Kaiser hopes his team can taste the playoffs this season.

"If you had to set an expectation, we want to get to Game 11," Kaiser says. "I'm not worried about record. We want to get to Game 11 because crazy things can happen."

Statesboro opens the season on August 25 when they host Burke County.

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