Mt. Pleasant Primed for Run in 2018

MT. PLEASANT – With much of its roster returning from a year ago, Mt. Pleasant appears primed to record its sixth straight winning campaign.

Mt. Pleasant has been on the cusp of reaching the postseason each of the last two years, recording back-to-back 5-4 campaigns and ending each year on a four-game win streak.

The Oilers will open their season against Petoskey, which marks the first time since 2009 that Mt. Pleasant has not opened a year against a team named DeWitt, Midland Dow or Midland.

“It’s unique, you know, we’ve opened up with Midland, Midland Dow or DeWitt every year I’ve been head coach, one of those three teams,” Mt. Pleasant coach Jason McIntyre said. “I think it’s created a little bit of a sense of urgency, and maybe a little bit of energy into the program. So I expect it to be a really exciting game, we have to go on the road, it’s a great way to start the season and I think it should be exciting.”

The Oilers believe that with the experience they return, 2018 could be the year they break through.

“We’re juiced up we’re ready to play, we can’t wait we’re excited,” Mt. Pleasant senior Jackson Ostrowsky said. “It doesn’t matter who we go out against, we just want to play.”

Mt. Pleasant travels to Petoskey on Friday, Aug. 24.

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