Football Training Camps Clawson

The enthusiasm was sky high at Clawson football training camp. The Trojans are coming off of a 2-7  season, but you would not know it by the excitement level from the coaching staff to the players during practice.

Coach Jim Sparks said “the team does have goals set for 2018,but all they’re concerned about is week one”

“I love our team,they’re working hard and we’ve got some really good players. I think we can bounce back in a big way this season” added Sparks.

The very talented T.J.Verner can play quarterback or wide receiver.

( The athletic T. J. Verner )
Bryce Blaesing will get a lot of touches. He brings experience and leadership to the team.”We have a lot senior leader ship and we want to win this year” said Blaesing. “We want our fans to come out” added Blaesing. 
Jacob Butler will see action at running  back and be critical to the defense at linebacker.

Turner said “this team is only thinking about week one and we hope to see our student section full every home game.

Verner agreed “if we win they will show up”

As far as size the Trojans have it with the Twin Powers Jackson (6’2 225 )and Griffin (6ft 240 )Frendo.  Both will anchor the O line and Jackson will see action on the defensive line. 

“We’ve had some good practices and the work ethic is great. I really think we will seriously compete for the Bronze Division  Title and make a run at a playoff berth, but in order to do that there is still a lot of work to do” concluded Sparks. 

There is no doubt that the Clawson Trojans are re-energized and prepared to  bring Clawson Trojan football back to the glory days. 

Clawson opens the season at Armada.

Football Training Camps Lamphere 

The Lamphere Blue /White game had the anticipation and excitement of a regular season game with the stands nearly full. 

Not only is the 2018 season approaching, but the Rams are pumped up to be playing on a new turf field to go along with a brand new scoreboard.

Head Coach Jeff Glynn enters his second season at Lamphere and brings a ton of energy that has carried over to his players.

The Rams come off a 5-4 regular season in 2017, qualified for the state playoffs and won a MAC Bronze Division Title. 

“This years team is a little smaller, but I have some great players returning”said Glynn. “We expect to improve on our record and make a run in the playoffs, but right now we’re focusing on week one” concluded Glynn. 

Sophomore quarterback Dylan Chargo is very talented and poised. 

Senior Joe Heaslip and sophomore Billy Collins anchor the line.

Two way player Torohn Yancey is talented and talked about the energy they get from their coach. “We are like him, we bleed blue and we’re excited to get the season started” said Yancey .

Jaylen Moore said ” we will make the playoffs again and this year we expect to make a run.  Qualifying for the playoffs was great , but we expect to do more.

Defensive back Alex Szewczul agreed and added “the program has done a 180 the last two years. Szewczul said “I love this team, we’re not quite as big as we were a year ago, but we’ve got some great team speed”.  “We’ve got chemistry”concluded Szewczul 

The Rams open the season at Yale. 

Lamphere preseason ranking #9

Football Training Camps Center Line

The Center Line Panthers are excited to start the 2018 football season. The Panthers are coming off a 5-4 record a year ago and are expecting bigger and better things.

Senior quarterback Nick Hastings has a big arm and expects to pick up where he left off in 2017 ” I’ve got big guys up front and some great weapons ” said Hastings.

Wide receiver Jaylen Johnson runs great routes and has awesome speed.

Tight end and DL Davon Sears is a huge target for Hastings.  Sears at about 250 runs a 4.9 forty.

Another major weapon is Diante Taylor.

Coach Ben Torres begins his fourth season with CL and is cautiously optimistic. “We have an opportunity to be really good this year, but it’s gonna take a lot of hard work and we’ve got a long way to go”. “I’ve seen some sizzle, now I want to see some gristle” said Torres.

On the defensive side of the ball the Panthers are talented and experienced. Defense lineman George Talley 6’3 240 is a beast.  We’re ready to win now and I know we will ” said Talley.

Center Line opens the season vs Madison at Wayne State and the team is excited for the opportunity.

Football Training Camps De La Salle 

The defending division 2 state champions graduated a lot,but return some key pieces.

Anthony Stepnitz  takes over at quarterback.  Evan Valencourt , Josh Deberry and Jacob Dobbs will touch the ball often and bring a lot of explosiveness to the offense.

De La Salle Head Coach Mike Giannone’s main message to his team has been  “don’t get complacent”.

“We’ve got a long way to get to where we were at the end of last season”said Giannone. 

Lineman Grant Tourant stands 6’7 270 and will help anchor the offensive line. 

On defense the Pilots have a lot of speed and power. Danny Montowski has committed to CMU and has tremendous quickness and strength.

Inside linebacker Devin Campbell who  will play at the next level has a motor that never stops. 

DLS opens the season at Muskegon 

De La Salle preseason ranking #1

Football Training Camps Roseville 

The Roseville Panthers shared the MAC Blue Division Title and qualified for the state playoffs last season and expect to be in the hunt again. There is also a lot of talk about community and school pride.

“We graduated a lot of good players last year, but we feel we have some tremendous athletes returning “said Coach Mike Mahar who is entering his second season as the Panther head coach.

The  defense is solid with huge defensive lineman and tight ends De’Shawn Wright (who transfers from De La Salle) and Jaheim Swaizey anchoring the D.

“We are big and fast and it all begins with great defense” added Mahar. 

“The kids are buying in. Not only are we trying to teach football,but also about life and community and the importance of what happens after school”said Mahar.

I want people to know that our city and school are great and we’re changing the culture” said Wright.

“We want people to know Roseville is a good school and we love it here”added Swaizey.

Quarterback Jevon Osterhout is only a junior,but plays with great confidence. His weapons will include speedsters Darrien Smith and  Davon Loman. 

“We went to a veer offense camp in Montrose for three days and it really brought the team together.  Their getting what we’re trying to do here and that’s rewarding no matter what happens during the season” concluded Mahar.

Roseville opens the season at home vs. Detroit Delta Prep.
Roseville preseason ranking #10 

Football Training Camps Lakeview

The Lakeview Huskies move up two divisions from the silver to the blue and are looking forward to the challenge.  “We have work to do ,but we are optimistic.”said Head Coach Pat Threet. 

The Huskies have every reason to be, numbers are up,they return some key seniors to go along with some solid juniors.

Senior quarterback Ivan Krohta known for making great decisions and pinpoint accuracy leads the way.  “I like our team a lot and we have a lot of offensive weapons”said Krohta 

Senior Damond Duncan who’s motor is always going 100% of the time brings stability to both sides of the ball and he expects this team to make the playoffs.

Senior Delorean Ishmon said  ” I feel anything short of a playoff berth would be a disappointment. We want to win our league and make the playoffs”  concluded Ishmon. 

“Our numbers are up and so is our enthusiasm ,we just need to put it all together on offense,defense and special teams”concluded Threet.

Lakeview opens the season hosting Royal Oak. 

Football Training Camps Fitzgerald 

Head Coach Gary Skop and the Fitzgerald Spartans are looking to make it five straight playoff appearances. “Not only do we want to make the playoffs we want to make a run this year” said Skop

“We have 14 starters returning, but we have a lot of work to do and in order to meet our goals we’ve got to be better on both sides of the ball” added Skop.

It all starts with senior quarterback Colton Haberek. 

Speed at the skilled positions is solid with senior Phil Brown and Quanelle Pritchett.   

The Spartans don’t lack size. Junior CJ Higgins goes 6’7 260.

“We’ve got size and we’ve got speed,now it’s just a matter of time until we put it all together”concluded Skop.

Fitzgerald opens the season against city rival Lincoln on the road.

Fitzgerald preseason poll ranking #5