Westfield has become synonymous with winning football underneath head coach Jim DeSarno, but the Blue Devils hit a speed bump in 2018. Their vaunted 37-game win streak was snapped in Week 1 and they did not complete a four-peat state title run.

Things look different this time around for 2019. DeSarno has his players hungry after a 4-7 season last year as the Blue Devils look to rebound from the first losing season since 2012. QB Hank Shapiro (Lehigh), OL Declan McCauley (Holy Cross), RB Tim Alliegro and DL Colin Freer will be the leaders on this year’s team.

JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Blue Devils from Westfield:

Westfield 2019 Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 14 — vs. Linden

Saturday, Sept. 21 — vs. Union

Saturday, Sept. 28 — vs. Watchung Hills

Friday, Oct. 4 — at Elizabeth

Friday, Oct. 11 — at Edison

Friday, Oct. 18 — at Bridgewater-Raritan

Friday, Oct. 25 — at Phillipsburg

Saturday, Nov. 2 — vs. North Brunswick

Thursday, Nov. 28 — vs. Plainfield