Last season the Ringling Blue Devils were able to run the table in district play, and reclaim the district championship with an unblemished record.

Last season the Ringling Blue Devils were able to run the table in district play, and reclaim the district championship with an unblemished record.

Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Rick Gandy Memorial Stadium the Blue Devils are hoping to take the first step towards a repeat performance as Ringling hosts Walters in the opening game of district play.

Ringling enters this game with a 2-1 record and is fresh off a 43-0 victory over Marietta last week on the road.

Walters meanwhile is winless on the season at 0-3, after falling against Comanche last week 23-0.

Despite the winless record for the opposition, Ringling coach Phil Koons isn’t taking any chances when it comes to preparation this week.

“Walters is a much better football team than their 0-3 record shows,” Koons said. “They are a solid group that is well coached. I’ve noticed their numbers are a little down this season, but they are fully capable of coming into our house and coming away with a win.”

One of the standout players from last week for Ringling was Kash Lyle, who had four total touchdowns, three of which were rushing totaling 98 yards along with a 78-yard touchdown reception. 

“Since this is our first district game, we need to play well,” Koons added. “We’re looking at this game as an extremely important contest that we have to take serious and not make the mistake of taking Walters lightly.”

“We can’t afford to take anyone in our district lightly,” Koons added. “Everyone in this district is a capable team. We have to be prepared for every game the rest of the season. But we have to come out focused and ready to take care of business.”

Last season when these two teams met it was Ringling coming away with a 22-0 victory at Walters.