Through five games this season, the Ringling Blue Devils have shown they know how to put up a lot of points, and keep their opponents off the board.

Through five games this season, the Ringling Blue Devils have shown they know how to put up a lot of points, and keep their opponents off the board.

This combination has led the Blue Devils to their first 5-0 start since 2015, and in prime position to reclaim the district title this season.

At 7:30 p.m. tonight at Demon Stadium in Dibble, the Blue Devils will aim for a sixth straight win to open their season as they take on the Dibble Demons.

These two teams enter this contest with two opposite records on paper, as the Blue Devils are 5-0 overall and 2-0 in district play, while Dibble is 1-4 overall and 1-1 in district play.

Dibble won its first game of the season last week against the Rush Springs Redskins by a score of 21-7, while Ringling recorded its third shutout of the season with a 44-0 victory over the Healdton Bulldogs.

“Dibble looked very good in their win over Rush Springs last week,” Ringling coach Phil Koons said. “They are much improved from the way they were playing earlier this season. They’ve gotten some people back they didn’t have a couple of weeks ago, and that’s made them a better team as a result.”

Ringling will be looking for another solid game from their stout rushing attack, who totaled 325 yards on 26 carries last week against Healdton.

Chandler Roberts led the way with four carries for 96 yards, with Marshall Howell carrying the ball 14 times with 75 yards. 

As it stands right now, the Blue Devils are all alone at the top of the District A-4 standings with 30 total district points with Boone-Apache second at 28. Elmore City-Pernell is third at 22 points, but both Boone-Apache and Elmore City-Pernell are both 2-0 in district this season. 

“Dibble is going to use a run-heavy offense like we do,” Koons said. “They were able to run the ball pretty effectively last week. We’ll need to play strong along the defensive line and hope to gain an advantage at the point of attack.”

“We’ll continue with our team strategy as always,” Koons added. “We want to do that we do this week with a lot more effectiveness and intensity. This should be a solid test for us, especially with it coming on the road.”