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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lakeview Wildcats 2017 Football Preview

City / County: Lakeview / Montcalm
School Mascot Name: Wildcats
2016 Record: 6-4
Conference/Division: Central State Athletic Association - Silver
2017's Expected Division for Playoffs: Division 6
Record last 3 seasons: 19-10
Record last 5 seasons: 31-17
Record last 10 seasons: 49-44

Head Coach: Sean Rinehart
Head Coaching Experience:  5 years
Assistant Coaching Staff:
Ryan Vellanti - DC
Joel Orr- JV head coach/ LBs and RBs
Vern Smith - JV Def Co/ OL and DL
Trent Braman
Biff Harris
Dan Lake
Captains: Voted on by players
Returning Starters on Offense: 7
Returning Starters on Defense: 8
Returning Key Players:
Mike Zerka, 2018, QB/RB/S
Jason Kroeze, 2018, RB/ DL
Andrew Nummer, 2019, LB/TE
Addison Mitchell, 2019, RB
Blake Balyeat, 2018, OL/DL
Upcoming Players:
Jacob Cole, 2019, QB/S
Bailey Harris, 2019, RB/LB
Team Strength(s) for 2017:
I feel like we are strong in all three phases, but our offense should perform well. We lost two key offensive lineman, but we return every skill position player.
Biggest Shoes / Holes to Fill in 2017:
Losing James Smith and Caleb Cavendish will hurt, but we have key guys who or ready to fill their shoes.
2017 Season Outlook:
I believe we can perform well this season and put ourselves in a position to go back to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years.
Outlook on Conference/Division:
Three CSAA Silver is constantly getting better and better. We will have our hands full all season. There will be some great games in this division, and all of those games are crucial.

- 2015 Lakeview preview
- 2014 Lakeview preview
- 2013 Lakeview preview

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