Cedarville Looks to Continue Postseason Success

CEDARVILLE – After going 5-4 in the regular season, Cedarville made a strong playoff run and reached the state semifinals for the first time in three seasons last year.

The Trojans finished the year at 7-5 and fell to eventual MHSAA 8-player Division 2 state champion Rapid River, 36-30, in the semifinal.

Cedarville returns an experienced group but must replace a talented senior class that went 30-15 over four years.

“The group last year obviously a little more seasoned because they were seniors, but this group is pretty talented,” Cedarville coach Scott Barr said. “Mainly composed of juniors. They are pretty quick. They’re learning the scheme really fast.”

The Trojans will once again face a tough schedule that features five 2018 playoff teams and a pair of reigning state finalists.

“We’re looking more of the same, honestly,” Cedarville junior quarterback Grant Fountain said. “Defensively wise, the linebackers are looking good. The D-Line’s looking strong. Offensively wise, I think it’s all the same, too. I mean we’re going to have a strong run game I think”

Cedarville opens its season at DeTour against Powers North Central on Thursday, Aug. 29.

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