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Owls are ready to turn it up a few notches

OSCODA, Mich. — The Oscoda Owls football team are looking to bring back one of the toughest teams in the North Star League and in Class C. This year, the Owls are looking to make a huge run in the postseason and to win their third consecutive league title.

“I’m liking how our speed and skills are looking,” said running back Caleb Nagel. “We’re loading this year.”

For the past two years, the Owls finished with an 8-2 record. However, they weren’t able to make it past the first round of districts in both seasons.

“We have to get over that hump,” said head coach Mark Whitley. “With last year’s first home playoff game, we fell short. We’re trying not to get beat this year and are going to try our very best to make a big run in the playoffs this season.”

This year’s team will look very different then in previous years, and it starts with the quarterback position. Owen Franklin, former all-state wide receiver will now be taking  the snaps under center.

“Going into the year I’m just hoping to compete in every game, said Franklin. “We have to do whatever it takes to come up with big wins when we need them.” “Owen needs to lead for us,” said Whitley. “He knows where he wants to put the ball and he’s still a run threat. He has a great understanding to the game.”

If the high school football season goes on as scheduled, the Owls will host Benzie Central on Aug. 28, to kickoff the 2020 season.