One of Trenton High School’s newest rivals in the expanded Grand River Conference is a football program on the rise, as Maysville alum Mark Cole has the Wolverines ready to contend for the GRC title in 2016.
Last year, Maysville advanced in the Class 1 state playoffs all the way to the District 8 final, when a loss to eventual state runner-up Hamilton ended the longest Wolverine postseason run in a generation.
Cole likes the direction of the Maysville program, both in quality and interest, as 51 players, including 10 from Winston High School, will suit up for MHS this fall:
In the revamped 11-man division of the Grand River Conference, Maysville is the furthest west school in the eight-team eastern division. The Wolverines conference slate looks tougher this year, as Maysville loses long-time rival King City and Braymer to the GRC’s eight-man division, while adding the Trenton Bulldogs, Milan Wildcats, and Putnam County Midgets. Coach Cole is excited about both the direction and newfound solid ground the Grand River Conference sits upon:
A potential MVP candidate resides in Maysville, as the Wolverines return All-GRC first-team running back Troy Powers to its backfield in 2016:
Maysville has lost last year’s starting quarterback Matt White to graduation, leaving the signal-caller position as a spot to fill in the upcoming season. Maysville is the third local head coaching stop for Coach Cole, who has found either turnarounds or great success at Gallatin, Savannah, and now Maysville.