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NHFR Team Preview: Salem

Salem Blue Devils

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Head Coach: Steve Abraham (second season).
Division/Conference: Division I South.
2020 Record: 5-2. Lost in Division I semifinals.
Returning Starters on Offense: (7).
Returning Starters on Defense: (7).
Key Returnees: Jack Dailey, Sr. (OT/DL); David Jacques, Jr. (RB/LB); Jonathan Smith, Sr. (G/LB); Kaleb Bates, Sr. (SE/DB); Aidan McDonald, Sr. (LB/RB); Damian Gigante, Sr. (LB/RB); Tommy Ahlers, Sr. (RB/LB); Dante Fernandes, Sr. (RB/DB); Matt Bretton, Sr. (OL/DL); Michael Williams, Sr. (OL/DL); Noah Mustapha, Sr. (QB); Matt McCloskey, Sr. (SE/DB); Justice Casado, Jr. (RB/DB); Trevor Darisse, Jr. (OL/DL).
Season Opener: Sept. 3 at Nashua South.
Coach’s Comment: “We should be competitive. We return a lot of skill positions on both offense and defense. It’s tough to make up for Noah Poulin and Jake Brady graduating, but our kids are a hard-working bunch and ready to give it another shot. We have been consistent the last seven years as a playoff-caliber team and the last four reaching the Division I semifinals, so we hope that we can make it over the hump. We have some good team speed and Salem kids are always tough.”

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