By: John Raffel
Hemlock's O-Line taking charge
Hemlock football coach Adam Clark would like to be 5-0 right now but realizes 4-1 isn’t too bad considering the loss came to perennial power Ithaca the second week of the season.
When the Huskies defeated St. Charles on Sept . 21, the team was at 4-1 and within reach of an 8-1 regular season. Michigan Lutheran Seminary is among the upcoming opponents that could have something to say about that.
It could be the best season since 2012 when the squad was 9-2 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs.
“We’re getting better as the season progresses,” Clark said. “We had some adversity early with losing our starting quarterback. We plugged in the backup and it’s worked out well in our favor. We’ll keep rolling with the current lineup despite the fact the other boy is back. He’s done a good job in his areas as well. It’s been a good situation for us.”
Jonas Kanouse was the original quarterback. Handling the job now is Brady Devereaux.
“They’re very similar athletes,” Clark said. “But Brady is bigger than Jonas. He’s 6-3 190 pounds and is a state qualifier in track. He long jumps 21 feet and was on our 4-by-2 team last spring and was real close to qualifying in the 200 and 4-by-1 as well. The kid can fly.”
The offensive line has been getting the job done for Hemlock.
“Brady is probably closing in on 800 yards rushing on the season through four games,” Clark said. “Logan Peters has 500 to 600 yards. So really, the MVP in our season through four games is our offensive line. We are big, we are learning to be consistently physical. As long as we stay healthy, we’ll be able to play some meaningful ballgames in the future.”