If the Red Devils win at least half of their games or more, they will definitely know it was earned. After two years of being in the state’s highest classification, Druid Hills joins Region 6-AAAAA.
“We feel like we are in the toughest 5A region in the state,” Druid Hills coach Mark Adams said. “A region that could be measured as tough as any in any classification in the state. If there was a time when someone was going to hand us that challenge, it has coincided with the year when we probably have our best opportunity to play good football. We are excited.”
The Red Devils are scheduled to play Dunwoody, M.L. King, Stephenson, Southwest DeKalb and Miller Grove in the region.
Entering his second season as coach, Adams said he feels this way because he has 20 seniors on the roster.
“This is one of those cycles when you are going to get the team that you have been waiting on for some time,” he said.
“I actually feel it’s more competition in 5A than 6A,” senior running back Hasaan Enis said. “6A was still competitive but we actually get to play people in the same county.”
Even though leading rusher and passer Mike Scott is not a part of this group due to his transfer to Columbia, the Red Devils will still have some experienced talent on the field.
Enis, who rushed for 547 yards and six touchdowns, will take on a bigger role offensively. He was also a leading receiver alongside K’TJuan Clark, DaJour Maddox, Jalen Carter and Trevino Huff, who are all seniors and had at least two touchdown catches each.
“We go through ups and downs and [Adams] just stresses when you go through those down moments don’t give up but just work through it,” Enis said. “Everything is not going to be perfect. You just got to work and keep on pushing forward.”