Key players for the Homer High School varsity football team include, from left, Diego Lebron, Carter Harris, Luke Butler, Coach Brett Vernon, David Mohn, Kane Blatter, Quentin Slaughter, and Chase Bryant. Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.
By Jeff Steers
(August 12, 2022 10:39 AM) The Homer High School varsity football team has made the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs for four consecutive seasons.
The Trojans would like to add a fifth.
Homer finished the regular season with a 5-4 record – earning its ninth MHSAA playoff appearance in 10 seasons.
Head Coach Brett Vernon said the Trojans need to be ready for power teams – during the regular season and the playoffs.
“We have been deficient in the past when teams run power football,” Vernon said during the JTV Media Day. “We need to stand up, have grit, and defend against those teams.”
The Trojans didn’t struggle on offense, scoring 40 or more points in four of 10 games in 2022.
Key returnees for the Trojans are Davey Mohn (quarterback/cornerback), Carter Harris (receiver/defensive back), Diego Lebron (receiver/defensive back), Jacob Wood (lineman), Quentin Slaughter (lineman), Kane Blatter (end/linebacker), Luke Butler (end/linebacker), Chase Bryant (running back/linebacker), and Harley Robinson (lineman).
“We work well together, with a lot of us winning a district title in basketball and baseball,” Luke Butler said.
Players expected to challenge for starting positions include Kaden George (receiver/cornerback), Parker Chamberlain (receiver/cornerback), Addison Easter (receiver/safety), Alex Miller (running back/defensive back), Logan Nelson (receiver/linebacker), Brett Butler (lineman), Kenyon Miller (lineman), Kenyon Miller (lineman), and Evan Osborne (lineman).
The Trojans expect to have 30 players on the varsity team and 20 at the junior varsity level.
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Football Schedule 2022
Aug. 26 Homer at Ithaca 7 p.m.
Sept. 1 Homer at Jonesville 7 p.m.
Sept. 9 Springport at Homer 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 Homer at Quincy 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 Homer at Union City 7 p.m.
Sept. 30 Bronson at Homer (Homecoming) 7 p.m.
Oct. 7 Homer at East Jackson 7 p.m.
Oct. 14 Homer at Reading 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 Cascades/Big 8 Crossover TBD