Red Devils aim for special year on football field


Phillip Fan

Red Devils football has started the year 4-0, with goals set for playoffs.

The Red Devils have started their 2019 football season red hot. After upsetting a highly ranked Naperville Central team, and comfortably winning their three other games, they are 4-0 through the first four weeks of the season, and looking to make a run deep into this season’s IHSA playoffs.
Currently, the four wins include a 14-6 upset win over Naperville Central, 48-10 over Morton, 27-7 over Hinsdale South, and 22-15 over Oak Park River Forest. The Red Devils have five games remaining, including their rivalry showdown against Lyons Township on Friday, Oct. 25.
“I truly do believe this team can make a good run in the playoffs; we have the leadership and the talent to do something special this season,” said Michael Brescia, starting varsity quarterback.
Leadership is key in a team sport like football. Guys step up in tough moments, motivate the guys and help out the more inexperienced players of the team. Having good leadership on a team is not the only thing they want, having quality
players at different positions is key as well.
With players like Braden Contreras and Kiran Amegadjie, who have scholarship offers from different colleges for football, the team has the talent it needs to obtain the goals they are setting out for.
“Our mindset for games is always to take care of business. I would say that is one of our goals now and it means so many things to us,” said Braden Contreras, wide receiver.
Contreras, who is in his senior year, has college offers from six schools and interest from seven others. He is one of the captains on the team, and is seen as one of the true leaders on the team. He is a big part of the on-field success, as he’s seen as one of the top players on the team.
Contreras said establishing goals in a team sport environment is important for the team to be able to stay confident and to strive to meet those goals they set out to accomplish prior to the season kicking off.
“To keep up the confidence and make a deep run we need to stick to our motto: ‘All In’ every single day at practice, at home and in games. If all 80 guys dedicate everything they have in them to this team whether it’s a scout team player or a starter we will achieve all our goals this year,” said Kiran Amegadjie, Yale commit and starting offensive linemen.
The spirits are high around the team right now, and a 4-0 start to the season will definitely keep that going. The next game is on Friday, Sept. 27 against Downers Grove North (homecoming game on Dickinson).