DEWITT, Michigan — The DeWitt High School football team is looking to return to the state title game for the third straight year. The Panthers won the MHSAA Division 3 state title in 2020.
Last year they lost in the state championship game to Detroit Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School 25-21.
Two of their key players from last year are heading to college. Quarterback Ty Holtz is now at Brown University and wide receiver Tommy McIntosh plays at the University of Wisconsin.
“You can’t replace these guys. These guys are once in a coaching career. But we feel very good about our staff, we were just going to be a little bit different type of team with what we’re going to do,” head coach Rob Zimmerman said.
The now-seniors who were there for last year’s state championship loss were looking to get back on the court.
“We don’t want to feel the same pain again. That’s been the motivation all season,” said senior safety Blake Haller.
DeWitt opens his season at the Big House against Haslett.
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