JV football faces tough transition after coach resigns

Ryan Lewis, Staff Writer

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Going into this season, the whole football program was getting used to the new system and coaches that came along with new varsity Head Coach Dan Novak. For the JV team, the familiar face of Jeff Hill was chosen to lead the squad and help with that transition. Hill had been a special education teacher at Milford High School and  there was a lot of optimism from all of the players despite only winning one game as freshmen. 

However, Hill left this position after obtaining a new job at West Bloomfield High School, which he took because it was closer to his home in Royal Oak.

Lineman Billy Judge said he was really excited to begin the season with coach Hill and was “devastated” by the news. 

Wide receiver and JV touchdown leader Ronnie Savage said, “Coach Hill is the best football coach I’ve ever had and I wish he could have gone the whole season with us, but I’m looking forward to the rest of the season with Coach Fitrakis as the head coach.”

Savage is a key player and a leader of the team. So his optimism goes a long way to boost team morale. Overall, the team seems to be in good spirits and is ready to take on the rest of the season with a winning mentality.

So far this year, the team has not had the best of luck through five games, not winning one. Since they had one game get cancelled due to weather they have three chances remaining to get a win. As the team gets settled in with Fitrakis as coach, players will definitely put all of the pieces together at some point.

While the change in coaching in the middle of the season definitely isn’t beneficial, the whole team is still optimistic that they will have a successful season with the leadership of head coach Fitrakis. So far they are without a win but have high hopes for the rest of the year.

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JV football faces tough transition after coach resigns