Wins haven't been commonplace at Burgettstown over the years, but Mark Druga hopes to change that.
Druga, an assistant at Burgettstown since 2007, was named head coach in April. He replaces Terry Havelka, who resigned after three seasons. The Blue Devils went 3-24 in that span, going winless in 2012 and 2013. They haven't finished with a winning record since 2007 and haven't made the playoffs since 2009.
The Blue Devils graduated eight seniors from last year's squad that finished 3-6. They return their starting quarterback and top two receivers. Brad McLaughlin (5-10, 165, Jr., QB) passed for 451 yards. Jacob Shipley (6-1, 185, Sr., WR) made 16 catches for 261 yards, and Cole LaRocka (6-0, 175, Jr., RB) had 14 catches for 122 yards. LaRocka was second on the team in rushing with 184 yards and scored four touchdowns. The Blue Devils must replace Jake McKee, who led the team in rushing (595 yards) and touchdowns (eight).