Hart Continues Rebuilding Process

HART – After canceling its 2015 season, the Hart football program returned to the gridiron last fall.

The Pirates struggled in their return, recording just one win and came out on the wrong side of a shutout in four contests. But Hart has a reason to be optimistic this season as it seeks its first winning season since 1997.

With a large roster that features many returning starters and a group that has played together since the youth level, Hart is looking to turn the corner this fall.

“We’ve played a long time, and Hart hasn’t had a very good record, and we’d like to change that a little bit,” senior Jesse McGhan said. “Our goal for the season is just to be in it, with a chance to win in the fourth quarter of the game. Hopefully that will take us to the playoffs, which is something that Hart’s never been able to do.”

The second season with Rick Witteveen at the helm has Hart more in sync with the coaching staff and putting in work to be more competitive in 2017.

“I started driving that, and chirping in their ear about that, because if you are in the game in the fourth quarter, with an opportunity to win, and hopefully good things will happen,” Witteveen said.

Hart welcomes in Ludington on Friday, Aug. 25.

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