St. Clair Shores Lakeview senior running back Evan Rochon runs through a drill at an Aug. 13 practice. The Huskies will try to make back-to-back playoff trips for the first time in program history.

St. Clair Shores Lakeview senior running back Evan Rochon runs through a drill at an Aug. 13 practice. The Huskies will try to make back-to-back playoff trips for the first time in program history.

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2019 Football Preview: St. Clair Shores Lakeview

By: C & G Sports Staff | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published July 12, 2019

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Last season’s record: 7-4

League: Macomb Area Conference Blue Division

Returning starters: 14

First game: 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Royal Oak High

Offensive keys:
Lakeview coach Pat Threet, in his seventh year leading the program, said health will be key this season. Senior running back Evan Rochon, senior offensive lineman Brian Hannan and senior tight end Harold Irby lead the unit.

Last season, Lakeview averaged 23.5 points per game — the lowest of any MAC team that made the playoffs. The Huskies in 2018 advanced to the postseason for the second time in three years and the third time overall. All of Lakeview’s playoff trips have come under Threet’s watch.

Defensive keys:
Threet wants to see maximum effort from his defense. Lakeview allowed 243 points over 11 games last season and held five opponents to 14 points or less.

Rochon (linebacker), along with Hannan (defensive line) and Irby (defensive line), looks to lead the Lakeview defense.

Coach’s outlook:
“We keep it pretty simple. We talk about the things that don’t take a lot of talent: our effort and our attitude,” said Threet, who is in his 25th season coaching in the MAC. “As a team, we feel like if we come together and work hard that anything is possible. There are great football teams in this conference. If our effort and attitude are great, we’ll accomplish our goals.”


at Royal Oak High (5-4) — 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Lakeview and Royal Oak will face off in Week 1 for the fourth straight year. The Huskies have won two of the last three meetings, including a 21-9 triumph in 2018.

vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson (4-5) — 7 p.m. Sept. 6
Stevenson bested Lakeview 50-14 last season to even the series at 1-1. The Titans are 7-20 since 2016.

at Port Huron Northern (10-2) — 7 p.m. Sept. 13
Lakeview will have revenge on its mind when it takes on Northern. Northern beat Lakeview 14-7 in the playoffs last season.

vs. Fraser High (1-8) — 7 p.m. Sept. 20
Lakeview knocked off Fraser 24-6 last season, but still trails in the series 14-16-1.

at Utica High (1-8) — 7 p.m. Sept. 27
This is just the second meeting for Lakeview and Utica since the start of the 1967 season. The Huskies beat the Chieftains 25-11 in 2018, but Utica has won 12 of 18 all-time meetings.

vs. Roseville High (6-4) — 7 p.m. Oct. 4
Lakeview and Roseville are becoming very familiar with one another. The teams split two meetings in 2018, with the Huskies ending the Panthers’ season 41-32 in the playoffs.

at Warren Cousino (2-7) — 7 p.m. Oct. 11
Lakeview has struggled with Cousino, to the tune of a 1-7 record in the series. The Huskies’ first win in the matchup came last season — a 40-28 Week 7 win.

at Port Huron High (3-6) — 7 p.m. Oct. 18
It’s just the second meeting between the programs. Port Huron’s last winning season came in 2016.

vs. St. Clair Shores Lake Shore (6-4) — 7 p.m. Oct. 25
The season finale will mark the 70th time the city rivals have faced off. Lakeview trails 32-35-1 in the series. Last season, the Huskies prevailed 15-6. Last year was the first time both Lakeview and Lake Shore qualified for the playoffs in the same season.

Schedule provided by mhsaa.com and historical data provided by michigan-football.com.

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