SABETHA (KSNT) – The Blue Jays have some big shoes to fill this season as thirteen seniors from their successful 2014 campaign are now gone.
“You always got seniors graduating but then you got seniors coming up,” said Alex Kirwan, senior right tackle and defensive tackle. “I mean I feel like our senior class is a close-knit group, so we have a lot of chemistry, so that will play into effect with our play on the field.”
Other players are confident as well when it comes to filling those holes.
“Seniors graduate all the time, it’s nothing new,” said Matt Burdick, senior tight end and safety. “We’re going to make sure we don’t leave anything out on that field, everything is going to be taken care of. Everything’s a strength, we don’t have any weaknesses.”
Sabetha finished 8-3 after losing to Silver Lake in the second round of the playoffs, this year they hope to have a similar result but maybe one step further.
“I’m looking forward to the memories that are going to be made on the field and everything,” Kirwan said. “Going out there and getting those big wins against Nemaha and against all the other teams that we play, and hopefully get into the playoffs this year.”
Even with the departure of the seniors, the Blue Jays look to have a successful 2015 season under the leadership of Garrett Michael, who is going into his seventh season.
“We did lose a lot of seniors, but the thing that they brought to the table was they allowed us to play a lot of juniors and some sophomores,” Michael said. “We got a lot of returners, from Friday nights back and I look to have no let down.”
Sabetha opens up their season against Nemaha Central on September 4th.