Flat Rock finished 3-6 last season after finishing 0-9 the previous two seasons. The Rams return a host of veterans and will be bolstered by a successful JV team that will give the Rams their largest roster in years at 29. Brandon Reaume is entering his second year at the helm of the program.
The strength of the Ram team will be the defense which returns 8 starters. The linebacking core will anchor that defense led by senior Eric Thomas, junior Sameer Tayeb and sophomore Michael Simon. Senior DE Noah Zarbaugh will anchor the defensive line.
On offense, the Rams return 5 starters, but must replace their do everything QB Justin Roberts who graduated in June. His replacement is junior Jacob Dotson. Dotson will have the versatile Anthony Higginbotham who led the Rams in TD's last season and will play multiple skill positions on offense. The RB will be junior Sage Daniels. The line is anchored by junior Mason Hamilton who enters his 3rd season on varsity.
Flat Rock is definitely headed in the right direction. The commitment and talent levels are the highest they have been since 2012. While the Rams may be more competitive than the recent past it may not result in a improved record just yet. Prediction: 1-6 League, 3-6 Overall