Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country and Girls Cross Country teams for placing 2nd at the Battle of Atlanta Invitational this past Saturday. Both the Blue Devils teams placed 5 runners in the top 50 runners overall. The boys team was led by Kamari Miller in 3rd placed in a time of 16 minutes & 4 seconds. Jared Fortenberry placed 16th overall in a time of 16 minutes & 42 Seconds. The girl’s team was led by senior June Mwaniki placing 4th overall in a time of 19 minutes & 24 seconds.
The JV Girls placed 3rd overall at the meet.
Congratulations to all the Marietta runners for a good effort this weekend.
The varsity volleyball team competed in the Coosa Invitational on Saturday August 17th. After a strong 3-0 start in pool play, the devils fell short to Armuchee in the first round of playoffs, losing 1-2 to be eliminated from the tournament.
"The team was upset to get knocked out first round, but are hungry to get back in the gym and prepare for our first region match vs North Cobb at home on Tuesday," said head coach Jeff Black. "Every day we look better and better, and are expecting to make a strong push in the region and finish in the top three.
#7 Ricky White (Senior), jump starts the night for Marietta Football as he takes the opening kickoff to the house for a 93 yard touchdown return. The Devils would roll on to a 42-7 win. The next game will be in the 2019 Corky Kell Classic as the Devils look to defeat the Wolves of Rome High School.
Thur, Aug 22 @8:30 pm
Barron Stadium, 300 W 3rd St, Rome, GA 30165
Get tickets here!
Southpaw Will Underwood stepped up to the plate with 2 runners on, hoping to hit one into the gap to score the game winning run....with a 2-1 count Will turned hard on an inside pitch, sending a bomb over the right field fence - a walk off home run to win the game and continue the Diamond Devils season!
“You feel supported at Sequoyah, but moving up to Class AAAAAAA and playing in such a competitive region, working with some different resources and trying my hand at some things I want to do professionally is what drew me to the job,” DeWitt said. “I believe what I’ve done at Sequoyah has prepared me to grow the same way you ask your players to go and prepare themselves. I just want to take the challenge and do my best to be successful like we were against Sequoyah.”
Before moving into coaching, DeWitt got his start as a player, playing collegiately at Stetson University. He played more than 100 games for the Hatters and still ranks second in team history in 3-pointers made.
Still, DeWitt said he still had much to learn about the sport as a coach.
“One of the biggest things I learned was how to work with athletes,” he said. “Grades are important, and life after high school is important. Building relationships with players and students is important. You learn those social skills working with young players and working with the community to make sure our team feels loved and supported.”
At Marietta, DeWitt will enter one of the toughest regions in the state, but that will be nothing new for him.