It's a squad that has not lost a regular season in four years, and this year's Mt. Pleasant team looks to win one more game than they did last season.
Last year, the Oilers were defeated by Orchard Lake St. Mary's in the state finals.
During the last six years, Mt. Pleasant has been the gold standard in the Saginaw Valley League, with 60 wins, just 12 losses and three straight SVL championships.
Head coach Jason McIntyre's Oilers are young and inexperienced this season and will face a pair of massive tests in the first two weeks, with a road game at Dewitt and a non-league game versus defending Division 5 champion Flint Powers.
It's a new look SVL, with the addition of Flushing, Flint Northwestern, Davison, Carmen-Ainsworth and Flint Powers.
Quarterback Cory Williams and running back Michael Tweh lead the offense and are primed to lead the Oilers to another SVL title.
If the youngsters improve quickly and the offense puts up points, the Oilers could make a return trip to Ford Field come November.
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