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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sleeper teams to watch this year

Kosmo has already taken a sneak peek at this year's Oakland Press high school football preview section, so he'll try not to give too much away before stories get posted on MIPrepZone in the next couple days and the full section comes out on Sunday. But while many are guessing who the best teams are going to be this season, Kosmo is going to guess about another subject. Mind you, these are guesses that could turn out to be way off, but the K-Man feels these five teams could surprise this season. South Lyon East - This could be the year the Cougars arrive on the state's high school football map. Cam Thomas might be the best quarterback in Oakland County (he's committed to Western Michigan) and finally, there is depth in the program after five years of building. Numbers and confidence are high and wins could follow. Ferndale - The Eagles have awesome potential on defense with eight starters and have a trio of junior linebackers that can play in Shaquan McGriff, Tyree Bell and Termichael Brown. Speed should also be plentiful for Ferndale, so keep an eye out on Ryan Dunlap's squad. Lakeland - The door is open for the Eagles to be a factor in the KLAA North race. With Walled Lake Central and Walled Lake Western a little vulnerable due to graduation losses, Lakeland might be a benefactor. The Eagles have one of the more underrated coaches around in John Maltese and have eight starters back on offense and seven on defense. Running back/defensive back Anthony Waite is definitely a player to keep an eye out on. Pontiac - Many don't feel the Phoenix will be very good with the amount of graduation losses and the fact there's another new coach, but Kosmo disagrees. Quarterback Jody Harrison and wideout Trajan Seay will be one of the more dynamic passing combinations in the county. Oak Park - The Knights had disappointing 3-6 season last year, but look out for them in the OAA White. Greg Carter is a coaching legend who has had a full offseason to get his system in place. As usual, there's also speed and talented playmakers on the roster.


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