Returning offensive line key to Plainwell’s success

Posted at 12:26 AM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 00:26:34-04

PLAINWELL, Mich. -- The Plainwell football team set a record for points in the 2017 season, averaging more than 40 points per game.

The team is returning 15 starters from their 8-3 team last season, including four starters on the offensive line. They say that gives them a lot of confidence heading into 2018.

"With the offensive lineman back, and having that skill and experience, is huge, and it lets us focus on things we want to make better and shore up, so it's a big thing for us," head coach Darren Conklin discussed this week.

"We love those guys more than anything," said running back Tristan James. They protect us, and having them back a second year, especially a second starting year on varsity, it's gonna be a big help, especially in our tough games like Edwardsburg and Vicksburg."