LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The DeSales Colts will have some holes to fill to get back to the 2A State Championship for a third straight season.
Eight offensive starters are gone from last year’s championship team, but one key player is returning. Senior dual-threat quarterback Austin Johnson is back under center. Johnson passed for 1,285 yards and 12 touchdowns while also rushing for 562 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.
“That’s going to be a lot of leadership right there,” said senior offensive guard Cody Wells. “I think our defense is going to be pretty strong (with) the people returning and (will) be able to lead the underclassmen.”
For the first time since DeSales fielded a football team in 1958, the Colts have never had a true home field, instead opting to play at other schools’ fields around Jefferson County. Construction is underway now at DeSales for the Colts first-ever home field. It’s scheduled to be completed by the start of the 2016 season.
“I think it’s exciting for everybody,” said head coach Harold Davis, who played for the Colts and graduated in 1982. “Being an (alumus) and always going away, ever for your home games, it’s exciting.”
The Colts will play all their home games at Fairdale High School this season, starting with a game against the Bulldogs to open the year August 21st.
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