Rustburg - Today's Football Friday Preview takes us to the home of the Red Devils, Rustburg High School.
And after making the playoffs last year for the first time since 2003, the Red Devils are fired up for the new season.
Jon Berlin is back for his fifth season as head coach and he's got eight starters back on offense, six on defense from last year's squad that went 5-and-5 in the regular season before falling to Rockbridge in the playoffs. Exciting option quarterback Randall Jones is back for his junior season. Rustburg's goal is to make it back to the postseason.
Jon Berlin, FIFTH-YEAR RUSTBURG HEAD COACH, said "We graduated some linebackers last year so we feel like our linebacking corps is a little on the younger side but we're very excited about the kids that are stepping in there."
Randall Jones, JUNIOR QUARTERBACK/CORNERBACK, said "We could be great, we've got the potential. We've got the pieces, now we've just got to get everything together as one and we're good to go."
C.T. Tweedy, SENIOR SLOT/LINEBACKER, said "I think we have plenty of chemistry on offense, I think we really like have to focus on defense this year. And as me being a senior, I've got to show a lot of leadership."
The Red Devils open the season at William Campbell August 24th.