Port Barre Devils
2017 Record: 0-10
How it Happened: Looking for positives in Port Barre’s 2017 football season can be a challenging task. The Devils went winless in head coach Craig Steven’s inaugural season. In doing so, they also lost their starting quarterback to a broken collarbone.
But a new season marks new beginnings for every high school football team. And Port Barre is no different. The Devils return eight starters on offense and seven on defense.
Last year the Devils fielded an offensive line made up of mostly freshmen — not an ideal situation for any team, and one Stevens admits was a trial by fire for the Devils. Expect that returning group to be much improved after a year of varsity ball under their belts.
Injured quarterback Kyeron Malveaux, now a junior, played basketball and track this offseason and is expected to be back for week one.
To help motivate his team, Stevens placed the scores of all ten of the Devil’s losses in the team’s weight room facility this offseason. It’s a reminder of what went wrong last year and what no one affiliated with Port Barre football wants to see repeated.