Portland St. Pats Shamrocks 2017 High School Football Preview
2016 Record: 10-1 Overall I Lost to Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian 28-10 in Round 2 of the 8-Man Playoffs
Week 1: vs. Waldron
Week 2: vs. Burr Oak
Week 3: @ Webberville
Week 4: vs. Bellevue
Week 5: vs. Tekonsha
Week 6: @ St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran
Week 7: @ Covert
Week 8: vs. Marion
Week 9: vs. Michigan School for the Deaf
The Shamrocks have only six starters returning from a strong squad last year. But 11th year head coach Pat Russman thinks his team can reload with several players, who were on the Division 4 state championship baseball team back in June, joining this year's football squad.
Russman credits his staff, especial defensive coordinator Ben Cross for the program's success in its transition from 11-man to 8-man football. The schedule is very manageable and it would not be a huge surprise if the Shamrocks went 9-0 again in 2017.