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Schoolcraft loaded at the skill positions headed into the season

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 18:58:47-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Schoolcraft is today's mystery high school football team. The Eagles were 9-3 last season, winning a district championship and scoring the most points (504) in a single season in school history.

Nathan Ferency took over the program last fall as head coach.

Schoolcraft won both the Western Michigan University 7-on-7 tournament and the Brandon Carr 7-on-7 at GVSU this summer.

The Eagles should be loaded at the skill positions this year, led by running back Kobe Clark, who set a state record by running for nine touchdowns in one game last year.

Schoolcraft quarterback Alex Thole also returns, as well as wide receivers Jimmy Downs, Jett Gott, Caden Sukich, and Harmon DeVries, who were all sophomores on varsity last fall.

However, the Eagles graduated most of their starters on the offensive and defensive lines.

New to the schedule this season in Week 3 is Ottawa Lake Whiteford, which won the division state championship in 2017 and has won a combined 47 games the last four years.