Posted On: 07/26/20 8:27 PM

Looking at the Monticello Magic’s football roster going into the 2019 season, there were going to be some holes to fill. Many of the players who graduated were multi-year starters on a team that improved from one win in 2017 to five wins in 2018. 2019 could have been a rebuilding year, but thanks to guys like Sam ValorSamValor5'10" | RBMonticello | 2021StateMN, the team was able to fill most of its holes and put up a very respectable season.
The team finished with a 4-6 record.
"We lost a lot of players from the previous year, especially on the line. We had a young line and a new quarterback – we had big shoes to fill," Valor said. "With what we had, we did well. We managed to get better every week and pull off an upset in the first round of the playoffs. I was happy with how the season turned out."
The team used what could have been considered a weakness and used it as a strength.
"We were a smaller team, but I think we were a fast team," Valor explained. "We were balanced on offense. We want to run the ball and pass

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