Veteran coach Steve Kersten brings back more than 20 players from a squad that won a surprise district title (getting into the playoffs at 5-4).

He'll lean on his seniors to lead a group that is moving up to the CAAC Red this year.  The rivalry with Haslett is renewed in 2018.  And they should fight it out, along with St. Johns, for the CAAC Red title.

You can never count out Williamston in football, and their opener against Battle Creek Pennfield is a key one for the Hornets.