After a year off due to hardships, The Red Devil Radio Network is officially back for another year of bringing our listeners Loganville Red Devil football!! We are going to be better than ever and we are looking forward to exciting year ahead of broadcasting LHS football. We ,as always, thank you for your support! We couldn't do this without you, our listeners and supporters.
Now let's look ahead to the upcoming 2017-18 Loganville Red Devils Football season.
Let's start with recapping the previous season. The Red Devils finished the 2016-17 season with a record of 9-3, were second to the Buford Wolves in the 8AAAAA standings and made the GHSA state playoffs losing in the second round to Ware County 35-19.
The Red Devils will have to replace some playmakers this year on the offensive side of the ball, including QB Cameron Perkins, Wide Recievers Shy Kim and Rhett Mixon and star running back Daryl Giles Jr., who rushed for 1184 yds and 17 TD's in 2016.
Head Coach Mike Humpheys will be entering his third year of being the Head Coach of Loganville High School Football, making the playoffs in both of his previous seasons with records of 8-4 & 9-3 respectively. He'll be looking for more of the same and even better results in 2017-18
Defensively, LHS is loaded with three strong playmakers and Senior leaders
Carson Moore 6'1" 210 Senior Linebacker
C.J. Wymbs 6'0" 195 Senior Linebacker
Justin Moss 6'2" 230 Senior Defensive Lineman
These players should be tough as they were apart of a defense that only allowed 14 points on average all season long
Offensive, the Red Devils will have to find ways to replace the aforementioned leaders above. They do have 4 returning offensive lineman to help keep their structure in tact. The Devils averaged 34.1 points all season with their high potent Spread Offensive scheme last season, winning by double digits in 8 of their 9 wins and shutting out opponents 4 times including Eastside 21-0, Flowery Branch 42-0, Walnut Grove 35-0 and Cedar Shoals 30-0.
Their toughest opponents in 2017 will certainly be the Buford Wolves, who beat the Devils 35-10, won the region and nearly won another State Championship before losing to the Rome Wolves in the championship game 15-7, North Forsyth, who beat LHS 31-24 In a close game and Clarke Central, who LHS had a nail biter of a win against in 2016 43-37. LHS does get home field advantage against Buford this year on October 27th.
This year's keys to keep an eye on will be:
*Leadership and who steps up as the "veteran" leaders of this very young team
*Can LHS maintain their high potent offensive pattern with the Spread Offense?
*Defend! Defend! Defend! Will Our Defense continue where it left off in 2016 and build a "Firewall" of protection against our rivals and foes?
Can't wait to begin another year of football action under those "Friday Night Lights"
For the Red Devil Radio Network, I'm Glen Pemberton