With an overwhelming amount of preseason hype, the Germantown Red Devils were expected to do great things in the 2015 football season. As the season has drawn on, though, fans have become more and more uncertain about what to expect from the Devils.
After a tough and unexpected loss in the first game against Lausanne, Red Devil enthusiasts’ ideas on the team quickly changed. The team redeemed themselves in the following weeks, beating both Saint Benedict and long-time rival Houston. After the Houston game on September 4th, the Devils struggled (27-0, 37-0, 42-6), unable to gain another victory until this past Friday against Bartlett.
“We expected more, but it’s not too late to turn it all around,” senior wide receiver Rodney Williams shared.
Compared to previous years, students are still fairly pleased with the way the team looks.
“These boys seem more dedicated to making a better team environment and are more willing to work for these coaches,” senior Hayley Bardos stated.
With playoffs right around the corner, it is important for the players to keep up their hard-working attitudes.
“I think we have a good chance as long as we can stay healthy and work as a unit,” senior long snapper Jack West revealed.
Students, however, are a bit more doubtful about how the playoffs will turn out.
“I’m honestly not sure how playoffs will go. I guess it depends on how well the other teams are doing,” senior Sarah Turner explained.
As for the fans, being at the games is quite meaningful to the team.
“When I look up in the stands and see that no one is there, it makes me wonder what the point is in even being out here,” West remarked.
Bardos added that she was “one of four students at the Bartlett game last week.”
As the season begins to come to a close, students need to show up and show out for the team. With the help of a supportive student section, the Germantown Red Devils still have high hopes of finishing out the season strong.