Varsity football preview: Mona Shores Sailors


The varsity football team was able to earn a playoff bid with a 5-4 record and will live to play another game. The first postseason game for the Rangers will be against the very talented Mona Shores Sailors this Friday on the road.

This Mona Shores team sits at 8-1 overall, its only loss coming to the undefeated Muskegon Big Reds, who are ranked number two in the state. The Sailors are ranked fourteenth, and they will be a big test for FHC. This team is rush-heavy, averaging over 300 yards in most games. The two schools have only played five times in history, in which FHC is 4-1 with one of those victories coming from a dramatic 28-21 Ranger victory last year in the playoffs.

These two teams have a newly-heated rivalry due to events in last year’s game, so this battle will surely be physical on both ends of the ball. This game marks the return of senior quarterback Luke Majick from a shoulder injury, who has been on the sideline for four weeks. His position was filled by a combination of junior Jimmy Scholler and sophomore Carson Mocherman. Both of these quarterbacks put up impressive stats against opponents, however the return of Luke at the helm will be a spark for the Rangers as they face arguably the most talented defense they’ve seen this year. Senior Tate Hallock and junior Jackson Clay, as well as newly-available receiver Jimmy, will be key to the success of FHC’s passing game. Senior running back Cam Deines and Luke’s shifty run game will provide a dual-natured offense for FHC this Friday.

On the other side of the ball the defensive linemen, seniors Kyle Collar and Kyle Wojczynski and juniors Wyatt Engler and Brandon Weiskopf, will be crucial in stuffing the Sailors’ run game. Containing this extremely explosive offense will be the Rangers’ only chance at winning this game, moving onto the next round of playoffs, and having a chance at being District Champions for the third year in a row.