Mt. Pleasant Preps to Defend Saginaw Valley League Title
MT. PLEASANT – After recording its first undefeated regular season since 2011 and winning the Saginaw Valley League North championship, Mt. Pleasant enters 2019 with a target on its back.
The Oilers graduated a sizable and successful senior class that went 10-1 last year and fell to Cedar Springs in a Division 3 district final.
“When you have a 10-1 season and you lose some seniors that were obviously key to what you did, but also with that you got a lot of young guys who got to come up and JV players get experience,” Mt. Pleasant coach Jason McIntyre said.
Mt. Pleasant has enjoyed plenty of success over the last two decades, posting 15 winnings seasons, 12 postseason appearances and five seasons of 10 or more wins. The Oilers have accomplished all that while competing in arguably one of the toughest conferences in the area.
“We have a big target on our back, really big target actually,” Mt. Pleasant senior Cooper Phillips said. “That’s nothing to be worried about right now. We’re just focusing on taking it one day at a time.”
“We’re just going to do us, just like last year,” added Mt. Pleasant Tyler Huenemann said. “Last year we were the underdog and not many people expected it. We’re just going to come into the games confident and ready.”
Mt. Pleasant opens its season at home against Petoskey on Friday, Aug. 30. The Oilers won both of last year’s meetings including a 35-6 Division 3 pre-district contest.