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Key players for the Hillsdale High School varsity football team include, from left, Jordan Barnes, Brody Young, Coach Marc Lemerand, Stephen Petersen, and Peter Moore. Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. 

By Jeff Steers
JTV Sports

(August 11, 2022 3:21 PM) The Hillsdale High School varsity football team is in an unusual position in 2022.

The Hornets are looking to rebound from a sub-.500 season.

Hillsdale has only experiences losing seasons three times since the 2000 season.

Head Coach Marc Lemerand begins his 24th season with the Hornets. 

“Last year is over … the team came together at the end of the year and decided they had to make changes,” Lemerand said. 

Former Hillsdale College Coach Joe Williamson will take over the team’s offensive coordinator.

Key players for the Hornets include Jordan Barnes (running back/defensive back), Jack Bowles (quarterback/defensive back), Peter Moore (running back/defensive back, Stephen Petersen (running back/linebacker), Josh Petersen (lineman), Gavin Wickham (lineman), Hunter Wilson (running back/defensive back), Trevor Wagler (offensive lineman/linebacker), and Brody Young (lineman). 

“We need to deal with adversity better and keep our energy up,” senior Peter Moore said. 

Other players looking to break into the starting lineup include Wyatt Coshatt (lineman), Shawn McGuire (lineman), Jacob Davis (quarterback/defensive back), Kodi Zuver (running back/linebacker), Jace Lennox (running back/defensive back), Lane Pearson (offensive lineman/linebacker), and Wyatt Wahtola (lineman). 

Hillsdale expects to have 30 players on the varsity team and 20 on the junior varsity squad. The Hornets will have six home games on the varsity schedule.

Hillsdale High School

Football Schedule 2022

Aug. 26 Jonesville at Hillsdale 7 p.m. 

Sept. 1 Berrien Springs at Hillsdale 7 p.m. 

Sept. 9 Hudson at Hillsdale 7 p.m. 

Sept. 16 Blissfield at Hillsdale 7 p.m.

Sept. 23 Hillsdale at Ida 7 p.m.

Sept. 30 Hillsdale at Columbia Central 7 p.m. 

Oct. 7 Dundee at Hillsdale 7 p.m.

Oct. 14 Clinton at Hillsdale 7 p.m. 

Oct. 21 Hillsdale at Onsted 7 p.m. 

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