It’s taken Skyline a few snaps of the ball but it appears the Eagles are starting to take flight in high school football. After a winless opening season in 2010, the Eagles won three games and then two in 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, the Eagles won four games before a winless 2014.
But Skyline has been around a .500 team since. They have gone 4-5 the last two seasons heading into 2017. The talent and solid numbers seem to be there and that’s half the battle in high school football.
Coach Andrew Sorgatz has liked what he’s seen so far from his young but talented Eagles.
“Camp has gone real well,” said Sorgatz, who just wrapped up two-a-day practices on Wednesday. “We have a young team this year and the kids did a really good job of bringing energy and enthusiasm to every practice. They’ve taken ownership of the team and the game plan and everything we want to accomplish this year. Everyone is on board with our goals.”
Skyline will have around 45 players on the roster.
“The numbers are down a little bit from where we wanted to be but the kids we do have are working hard and we are very pleased with so far,” Sorgatz said.
Sorgatz said the Eagles have a number of outstanding athletes to play the skill positions. If they can get the ball in their hands, good things will happen.
“We are very excited about some of our skilled players,” he said. “We will be very young on the offensive line so there will be a learning curve there. We have the pieces in place who we feel will help us accomplish all of our goals this year.”
Skyline scrimmaged on Thursday at Country Day with Plymouth Salem as the third team. The Eagles open the season on Thursday, Aug. 24 at home against Saginaw Arthur Hill.