The Red Devils lost a pair of standouts in Tyrell Dowdell, who finished third in the state in the 400, and long jump state finalist Chase Scott. However, the team should be strong after several outstanding athletes joined the team for the first time. Jeff is certainly the favorite to win its 42nd consecutive sectional title. Behind strong throwers and sprinters, they may also challenge Floyd in the HHC.
Coach Mark Felix says, “This may be the least experienced team of my career, but it is also loaded with natural ability. They work hard in practice. We will be a little rough around the edges for most of the season, but if these guys can reach their potential by season’s end, they might do something really special. It really just depends on how hard we work and how hard they work. I love the team I have this season. They are a fun bunch of hard workers and we will surprise some people. Sectional? I don’t know what will happen. Silver Creek is improving. Madison has been tough. Who knows? I know I don’t want to hear or talk about that streak just yet.”