Sunday, August 21, 2016

Airport 2016 Preview

Airport is coming off a season that saw them finish 1-8, but 4th year head coach Chad Baas should have reason for optimism. The Jets have had 3 straight losing seasons, but return several starters especially on the defensive side of the ball.

The Jet offense returns 5 starters. Aaron Frederick and Thomas Shinevarre are offensive lineman that will look to pave the way for returning RB's Mike Foor and Justin Goretski. Sophomore Bryce Bondy could supply a spark to the Airport offense after starring on the reserve team a year ago.

Airport boasts 8 returning defensive starters and are led by senior Brent Mossburg. All four starters return on the defensive line and are led by seniors Hunter Cleland and Dalton Bates. Juniors Logan Mays and Matt Ashby give the Jets one of the best front fours in the league.

Airport boast a large roster and have lots of experience returning and that should result in more wins. The Jets open on the road Friday at Dundee then will host Huron in week 2. Prediction: 3-4 League, 5-4 Overall

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think AP will be in the top 3 of the league this year. I think it's a toss up on who wins the league. I would not be surprised if it came down to the last game of the season, AP at Milan.
#9 Dad

Anonymous said...

Airport 34, Dundee 14 you heard it here first!

Anonymous said...

Dundee is not very good this year. You heard it here first. Lol

Anonymous said...

Dundee doesn't have a kid over 200lbs.

Anonymous said...

Dundee you can stop posting now and quit pretending to be someone else to fire the kids up it's almost laughable!!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why eveyone hates on Dundee ... Kyle took a 0-9 team and went 5-4 in one season... Chad took a 15 year playoff streak and started one of his own 3/3 losing seasons and has yet to win 5 games in a season with a traditional Huron league contender... They have been steady worse year after year on defense at airport... Anything is possible but I don't understand why airport has such a bandwagon when it's been downhill for 3 years that is all

Anonymous said...

Agree with that. And no one from Dundee is posting. I said they are down this year we'll just because they are. Low numbers and just don't have the kids right now to be really competitive. No hate towards Dundee at all. I hope they do well. Just going off what I know. It will be a few years before Dundee can compete. How the coach at AP has kept his job is beyond me after a third year going 1-8 and not having a winning season.

Anonymous said...

From what I saw, the defense doesn't look any better then the last 3 years. Secondary is suspect.

Anonymous said...

Gonna be an interesting year for Jets, and most in the league for that matter. 5 wins seems about right this year (hopefully more). EM

Anonymous said...

Dundee lost a great senior class. Airport has a great senior class. Airport 32 Dundee 16

Anonymous said...

Airport JV Huron League Champs 2015. This equals playoff run in 2016 for the varsity boys. ..now that's laughable.
If Airport is not good this year administration needs to take a look at bringing in a new staff. They have talent coming up , might be time.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more. Sophmore and Junior class is loaded. Could be a total waste with the staff they have now. If they're not contending for the league title this year changes must be made.

Anonymous said...

Juniors and sophomores are good classes, I wouldn't use the word loaded.

Anonymous said...

People do remember that Huron beat Airport 28-12 in JV last season right? You have a good class, nothing better than that.

Anonymous said...

Last time Airport was loaded was 2002-2003.

Anonymous said...

More than half the starters on Airport's JV team last year were Freshmen.

Chris Schultz said...

That is a good point about freshman on JV. One thing you do have to remember though is that freshman players usually make JV teams better. Riverview and Huron were the only teams to field freshman teams last season. Huron didn't have a single freshman on JV. There were probably 8-10 freshman who would have made that JV team better. I'm sure Riverview was the same way. I know Huron doesn't have a freshman on JV this year either.

Anonymous said...

Airport 4-5 Eric Redmond, Head Coach 2017.

Anonymous said...

If Redmond was the coach over the last 3 years, AP wins at least 8 more games over that period. Do I think Redmond is a great coach. No I don't. But he is a good coach and knows how to run a system and call plays.

Anonymous said...

Before people dog on the staff,have an idea of what you're talking about first...mossburg calls the defense, he played lb at toledo under Saban, been coaching for 20 years at flat rock monroe and now airport he knows his stuff, Redmond called baas on of smartest players he's ever coached he knows his stuff,line coach learned under Dave reed who coached line for Redmond since ww2 he knows his stuff...they've had no talent no size nothing for 4 straight Classes u can't win when ur backs run 5.2 40s or lineman are 170 lbs, these guys would look like the staff at alabama with milan talent cc talent riverview and huron talent...I'm an airport fan I go to multiple games every year played for Redmond and good teams and can say we'd whip these past airport teams not bc of talent but bc the "talent" has been laughable

Anonymous said...

Play calling has been the issue the last 4 years, I've talked to players that played during the defensive coordinator change,and the whole defense has been changed and they were told this defense would be better..... I'm not so sure.

Anonymous said...

Being a smart player is different than being a smart coach.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, being a good player under a good coach or the smartest player doesn't mean you can coach. Not everyone can coach. We can all think of many great players who have been bad coaches. A good coach not only knows the game, but they can teach the game . They can manage a game and they can manage a team .

Anonymous said...

Somebody really doesn't like D moss.....sounds like a person who is really close or just far far way causing friction does a lot of good hey? Let's go Jets live in the moment not in the past whether it was the good times or bad times no one really cares if you won or lost 15 years ago it's gone it's about our team now it's Dundee now beat them and then move on next up

Anonymous said...

I think Moss is a good coach. He is very passionate. Heck, I just look to his girls basketball team. They play hard, their passionate and they are getting better through out the entire program. From a football standpoint, I know for a fact he has the X's & O's down and the passion is there and nobody loves Airport more than Daryl. I promise you that. Airport just hasn't had the talent the last 3 or 4 seasons. It is getting better now. There are some very good athletes on that team. If I may add this point. Don't be one of those people that get in the way of your programs success. If you are saying anything to your kid other than " I love watching you play", then you are doing a disservice to your own kid and the program. Be a program supporter, not one that tears it down. I remember sitting at a Huron game about 10 years ago when Flat Rock was playing in New Boston. I was forced to sit on the Huron side because the visitor side was packed. I had to listen to the Huron people rip the coaches and saying stuff like back when I played at Huron we..... I thought to myself, man Huron has never had any success, what the hell are you talking about? So I will say this, I know there are a lot of born and bred Airport people with kids on that team. Remember this, none of you ever won a thing in football. Your program success started in 1998. Support your kids, your coaches, your program and your school.

Chris Schultz said...

Can't say I disagree with any of that.

Anonymous said...

I love the Goretski kid!!

Anonymous said...

I would have to think the Mossberg hater is from the past. I don't see or hear many people bad talk the program (those that are there now anyways).

Anonymous said...

It's a new season. You couldn't ask for a better group of people to influence our kids. No matter your thought on coaching. I'd like to say thanks for your dedication. It's also a great group of kids. Go Jets