Sault Ste. Marie Eyes Postseason Bid in 2019
SAULT STE. MARIE – With a majority of its offense returning, Sault Ste. Marie is eyeing a return to the postseason for the first time since 2015.
The Blue Devils entered Week 7 of their 2018 schedule at 4-2, but dropped two of their final three games to miss out on a playoff bid.
Sault Ste. Marie must also replace leading rusher Tate Kay, but with an experienced group returning, the Blue Devils should continue to move in the right direction this fall after posting consecutive 2-7 marks in 2016 and 2017.
“Our speed as a team and our quickness as a team is better,” Sault Ste. Marie coach Scott Menard said. “There’s a little bit more incentive to have success because again, with a young group last year, we were so close twice in the last three weeks of the season. And we couldn’t get there. So I think knowing what it takes to get to that next level is going to be a benefit for us.”
This year marks the final year that Sault Ste. Marie will be playing an independent schedule as the Blue Devils join Ogemaw Heights in moving to the Northern Michigan Football League in 2020.
Sault Ste. Marie hosts Cheboygan on Friday, Aug. 30. The Blue Devils won last year’s meeting 6-0.