SEDAN — With district play right around the corner, the Sedan Blue Devils look to keep their perfect record intact on Friday as they entertain Udall in a South Central Border League contest at Prather Field.
“It would be nice to win this game, giving us more confidence heading into district play,” said Sedan coach Mick Holt. “However, we also know that the non-district games mean nothing as far as getting into the playoffs.”
The Blue Devils currently stand at 3-0 overall following last week’s 46-0 road win at Oxford. In that contest, Sedan limited the Wildcats to just 27 total yards of offense in posting its second shutout in three weeks.
SHS has won 12 of its last 13 games overall dating back to last season. A year ago, the Blue Devils posted an 8-1 mark but missed out on the eight-man playoffs after losing a tiebreaker with both St. Paul and West Elk in district play.
In the win over Oxford, Sedan had 266 total yards of offense, including 225 of that on the ground. Cody Joslin led the way with 17 carries for 112 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Tayte Halderman added 10 attempts for 99 yards and four scores.
The Blue Devils will be looking to remain perfect with another strong performance Friday against Udall. The Eagles stand at 1-2 overall following last week’s 62-16 home win over South Haven.
“Udall is much improved over last year,” Holt said. “Their offensive line comes off the ball very well. Their entire backfield is loaded with talent. Their quarterback is very athletic and smart. The fullback is very quick and a strong runner. Their tailback is only a freshman but is very big and strong.”
Udall has been a thorn in Sedan’s side since the Blue Devils joined the eight-man ranks. Although SHS captured a 50-0 victory a year ago in Udall, it had lost the previous five games in the series.
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