Doyle, Mohawks eye huge season

Morley Stanwood football coach Clark Huntey (left) talks to his team after a practice earlier this week. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

BIG RAPIDS — Jack Doyle will be among the key returning players for Morley Stanwood’s football team this fall.

He’s a 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior in his third varsity season.

“The last two years have gone pretty good,” he said. “I feel like they could have gone better.”

Doyle was the leading tackler for a Mohawk team, which made the playoffs.

“It was just a matter of making the plays routinely,” he said. “I worked on my football (during the summer) just about every day either working out or weightlifting.”

Doyle plays middle linebacker on defense.

“Making my reads and making the tackle quickly,” is a strength for Doyle,” He’s a starting tackle also on offense.

“My strengths are pulling and blocking on the second level,” Doyle said.

The Mohawks open on Aug. 29 at Central Montcalm.

“I think we’re looking very good,” Doyle said. “We’ll definitely be a force to be reckoned with and we’re looking for a conference championship. We need to have no injuries. We have more returning starters.”

Hopkins, Kent City and Carson City-Crystal will be among the team’s toughest opponents, Doyle indicated.

“We have to play good defense and have long offensive drives.” Doyle said.

Coach Clark Huntey said he’s looking for seniors like Doyle and others “to improve from pretty good years from last year.’

 

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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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