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Top 10 Games: Lakeview seeks second playoff appearance on Friday

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St. Clair Shores – There’s a saying that good guys finish last. If that’s true Pat Threet’s teams wouldn’t win a game.

Threet is the head coach at St. Clair Shores Lakeview and his Huskies are 5-3, a win away from clinching a playoff spot. If Lakeview does win at New Haven (4-4) on Friday it would be the second time Lakeview qualified for the playoffs. The first time was in 2010 and Threet was the coach then. This is his second stint as Lakeview’s coach.

In between Threet coached at Fraser. The Ramblers have made the playoffs once since 1998. That was in 2014, Threet’s fourth and final season at Fraser. Threet left Fraser after that season to take a teaching position at Lakeview and become its football coach.

Threet is old school. He runs an old school offense, the T-formation. His programs haven’t attracted many transfers. The players he gets, for the most part, are the ones that were there the year before and the year before that. Off-season acquisitions isn’t his forte.

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