Vestaburg In Search of Playmakers
VESTABURG – On the heels of consecutive playoff appearances, Vestaburg took a step back last year, going 1-8.
The good news for the Wolverines is they return nearly their entire offensive and defensive lines, but only one skill player in the backfield.
Junior Isaac McNett will move from guard to starting quarterback.
“A little nervous, trying to learn plays and stuff, get them right,” McNett said. “It’s just a little more pressure, but it’s good. I like it.”
“He’s a pretty good player. He’s pretty intelligent,” added Vestaburg coach Dan Ryckman. “Things are picking up. We’re doing baby steps right now, crawling before we walk, walking before we run.”
With Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart and Ashley moving to 8-player, the Mid-State Activities Conference has shrunk to a five-team league for football.
“I’m really liking what I’m seeing,” Vestaburg senior Dalton Denman said. “A lot of kids stepping up in places I didn’t expect they’d be stepping up in. So, a lot of improvements I’m liking.”
“We know what each other can do, what they can’t do,” added Vestaburg senior Devon Brookens. “So, especially having a small team, you really know what each other’s powers and strengths are.”
Vestaburg hosts Saranac on Thursday. Saranac won the last meeting, 58-8, in 2016.