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Huron League preview: St. Mary C.C. and Huron looked to be the top two teams again

Football   | Cameron Billes

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Title appears to be up for grabs

 

High school football practices have begun and the season opener is eight days away.

 

Huron League member Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central is the defending Division 6 state champion, and this season SMCC is hoping for similar success.

 

Here is a look as to how the season will unfold.

 

  1. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Falcons (13-1, 7-0)

 

It isn’t too often a team that just won a state championship has a new head coach the following season. However, that is exactly the case this season for SMCC.

 

Former junior varsity coach Adam Kipf is the new coach after taking over for his mentor, Jack Giarmo.

 

“The transition has been pretty smooth,” Kipf said. “Expectations for myself are high just as expectations for the program are high. I’ve learned from a great coach and I’m going to hold myself up to the same type of standard.”

 

Kipf said that there is a three-way race for the starting quarterback spot this year. Kipf said senior Austin Burger will likely get the nod.

 

“He has really improved from day one as a junior to two-a-days as a senior,” Kipf said.

 

Ultimately, whoever wins the job will be fortunate enough to have Justin Carrabino to hand the ball off to.

 

Last season Carrabino finished with over 1,900 all-purpose yards and according to Kipf he looks better than ever.

 

Kipf also mentioned Hunter Coombe, a returning starter on the offensive line, and Riley Woolford, a two-way starter at tight end and defensive end, as players to watch.

 

The Falcons have high expectations and Kipf believes his team is ready