2017-09-13 / Sports

Mayville football on the rebound

BY JOE OSTER
810-452-2641 • joster@mihomepaper.com

The Wildcats’ Jackson Schenk (71) celebrates a sack with Dillon Andress (left) last Friday against Deckerville.FLINT — The Mayville Wildcats, 1-2, try to snap a two-game losing streak as they travel to Flint to take on International Academy of Flint on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Phoenix, 3-0, are hot coming off a 46-26 victory of Lawrence in Week Three and have outscored opponents 138-38 so far this season.

“I know they (Flint International) had a young team last year,” said Mayville head coach Mike Campbell. “But there really are no easy weeks (in our conference).”

The Wildcats are still looking for their first win in the conference and to rebound after a 42-8 thumping at the hands of 2016 state-finalist Deckerville last week. After a 40-point against New Haven Merritt Academy, Mayville has yet to score more than two touchdowns since week one.

The Wildcats’ offense is still trying to find its groove with their two quarterbacks.

With run-centric Mike Redfield as Mayville’s primary QB, Campbell hopes to see more of Nate Dawson against Flint International, who only threw the ball twice last week.

“They (Deckerville) really took away our passing game, so we were forced to run” said Campbell. “Michael (Redfield) is a little bit better of a runner, so we stuck with him back there. We were able to throw the ball more (against Morrice) and were able to move things around.”

Regardless of quarterback, the Wildcats will lean on Logan LaBean to produce on both sides of the ball. LaBean currently has 324 total yards of offense and 29 tackles on the year.

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