Jesse Cooke and Mack Young finding the right places in North Muskegon football lineup

first_img0 Other DEAL OF THE DAY Other Bestseller By Nate ThompsonLocalSportsJournal.comNORTH MUSKEGON – Sometimes, the best route to success for high school football coaches is to utilize the KISS method. Keep it simple, stupid.At North Muskegon, that meant convincing a natural quarterback to switch positions.North Muskegon coach Larry Witham realized sticking with a two-quarterback rotation this fall, with seniors Jesse Cooke and Mack Young, wouldn’t make his team better in the long run.North Muskegon’s Jesse Cooke gets ready to make the pitch outside in the Norse’ playoff loss to Oakridge last season. Photo/Jason GoormanSo around the time 7-on-7 passing camps in the summer began rolling, Witham decided that the 6-foot-7, 210-pound Cooke would be better utilized as a receiver, and the 6-foot, 160-pound Young would take all the snaps as the Norsemen’s No. 1 quarterback.So far, players and coaches believe the move makes North Muskegon’s offense much, much more dangerous.The Norse will get their first chance to show off that offense on Friday night, when they host Hesperia in a non-conference opener.“The bottom line was, we felt it was unfair to keep one of those guys on the sideline (as a backup quarterback),” said Witham, who led the Norse to a 6-4 record and a Division 6 playoff berth last season, ending a seven-year drought.“With Jesse getting interest from college coaches as a tight end, wide receiver, it became an easier move. He’s a nightmare to match up on.”Three or four years down the road, college coaches are envisioning Cooke as another Zach Gentry, the University of Michigan’s 6-foot-7, 260-pound tight end who started in career in Ann Arbor as a quarterback.“Jesse runs a 4.7 (second) forty (yard dash) and he has great hands,” Witham said. “These college coaches are thinking 25-30 pounds later, he could be a pretty decent target as a flex wide receiver, tight end. So really, the handwriting was on the wall to make the (position) switch.”Mack Young makes the pass against Orchard View pressure during a 2017 matchup. Photo/Mitchell Dixon MSD PhotographyCooke said the move was “difficult” at first, simply because his first love was playing quarterback. He alternated snaps with Young last season. something the two have done since they were freshmen playing on the junior varsity.“The more reps I take at receiver, the more I’m getting used to it,” said Cooke, who also helped lead North Muskegon to a district title in basketball last season. “I’d love to play in college, and I think I’m better suited at receiver where I can make some plays. I just have to keep working.”Cooke said he camped at Grand Valley and Central Michigan this summer, which helped him work extensively at receiver. He’s also talked with coaches at Northern Michigan and Hope College.Cooke will make the quarterback job easier for Young, who will be throwing to a talented group of tall receivers that also includes T.J. Mackenzie, who stands 6-4, and De’Shary Warren, who is 6-1.“It takes a lot of pressure off of me because I know I don’t have to toss a perfect pass through a tight window,” Young said of throwing to Cooke. “I can put it up where he can go up and adjust. He’s definitely a playmaker. With those other guys, I tend to throw it more to an open space, so they can catch and then make a move after the catch. They’re great athletes, so that gives them a chance to show what they can do.”Cooke describes Young as a dual-threat playmaker at quarterback.“He’s got a great arm, but he can also make plays with his feet,” Cooke said. “He’s able to keep defenders off guard. He’s got a really good skill set and he’s a good leader.”With the pieces in place offensively, the Norse hope a return to the playoffs is forthcoming. North Muskegon has dropped to Division 7 this season.“We set the standard last year, but we just don’t want to win five games,” Young said. “We want to exceed what we’ve done. 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Joshua vs Ruiz 2 UK ring walk time CONFIRMED: When does huge Saudi rematch start and how do I watch on TV and online?

first_img DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 ANTHONY JOSHUA has arrived in Saudi Arabia for his huge rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr next week.The British boxer, 30, is looking to reclaim his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles – having suffered a shock defeat to lose them to the Mexican, also 30, in June.What time is Joshua vs Ruiz 2?Antony Joshua and Andy Ruiz are expected to make their ring walks at 9pm GMT on Saturday, December 7 – that is 11pm in Saudi Arabia.This time the fight will not be taking place in the early hours of the morning for British fans like the first clash between the pair in New York back in June.The Diriyah Arena in Diriyah hosts the heavyweight title bout, with the first televised undercard bout set for 6pm GMT.How can I watch Joshua vs Ruiz 2?The huge heavyweight title fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.Sky Sports Box Office will start their broadcast from 4pm GMT.This will be available for a record £24.95, with the full undercard and main event shown.You can also live stream for the same price on your computer, mobile and tablet devices.Joshua is in Saudi Arabia as he prepares for the Ruiz rematchCredit: Mark Robinson LtdWho else is on the fight card?Alexander Povetkin, Dillian Whyte and Filip Hrgovic have been announced so far for the undercard:Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua (WBA Super, IBF, WBO, IBO world heavyweight titles)Dillian Whyte vs Mariusz Wach (WBC interim heavyweight title)Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter (heavyweight)Filip Hrgovic vs Eric Molina (WBC international heavyweight title)Mahammadrasul Majidov vs Tom Little (heavyweight)Diego Pacheco vs TBAIvan ‘Hopey’ Price vs TBARuiz stopped Joshua in the seventh round of their first fightCredit: Getty Images – Getty What have the fighters said?Andy Ruiz Jr: “I don’t think he’s going to try, how can I say this, go head-to-head with me. But if he does, even better.”Anthony Joshua: “It’s more myself I have to change. I am looking at myself in the mirror and saying I know I’m better than that.“Andy is still the same person. He will come game and I’ve got to change some of my bits and bobs. ​“I was 50 per cent of the way towards getting a win, just got caught.​” Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Source: Boxing – thesun.co.ukcenter_img People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopterlast_img read more