Mohawk coaching staff ready to open football season

Morley Stanwood football coach Clark Huntey opens his team’s practice season on Monday. (Pioneer file photo)

MORLEY — Clark Huntey has been going through the routine many years as Morley Stanwood’s football coach, and is more than ready to make the transition from summer to the beginning of fall practices.

The preseason officially starts on Monday with an 8-11 a.m. session. Huntey and other football coaches have kept their players busy during the summer.

“We got done what we normally get done,” Huntey said on Tuesday. “We didn’t attend any 7-on 7 (passing camps) this year. But we did have our four-day camp like we had for several years and we got a good kick start to the season with what we normally do at those camps.”

The camps were last week at the school with an attendance of about 45 athletes of high school age. It’s a quiet week with players set to welcome coaches on Monday as practices officially begin.

“Varsity kids, we should be around 20 to 22,” Huntey said. “The JV teams (with some players still getting physicals) may be less. We’re hoping mid 20s for varsity and high teens for JVs once we get rolling. JV numbers are a little less than par.”

The Mohawks open their season on Aug. 23 at home with Central Montcalm in nonlegal action. They have a scrimmage at Vestaburg on Aug. 16.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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