Fenton sports teams have experienced their fair share of success in recent years.
The Tigers' football team went deep into the playoffs last year. The basketball team has won three straight Metro League titles. The baseball team has been competitive.
And taking a look at the Fenton boys’ 2014 class, this year’s sophomores, it appears that success will continue, as the class has been nearly unstoppable in freshmen and junior varsity athletics.
The Fenton JV football team is 5-0 this season after outscoring opponents 170-46. Last year as freshmen, the team went 9-0, outscoring opponents 275-66.
Also as freshmen, the basketball squad went 19-1, even with three of the class's top players on the junior varsity squad.
They also posted an impressive 18-3 record in baseball.
It’s a class Fenton varsity basketball coach Tim Olszewski has had an eye on for a long time.
“I’ve been working with them since they were little,” he said. “They’ve always been a little ahead of the learning curve, a little more athletic and a little more competitive in nature than all the classes.
“I remember talking to them in seventh grade and telling them your class can make a major impact on the program. I have extremely high expectations for them.”
A 28-8 victory Thursday at Brandon gave members of the Class of 2014 14 straight wins to start their high school careers. The JV squad is made up entirely of sophomores.
“They all play together," Coach Mike Tokarsky said. "They love paying football. They play for each other. We don’t have any superstars. Our job as JV football is to get these guys ready for varsity, so when they are juniors, they are ready to strap it on. Most of these guys are ready right now.”
Sophomore Scott Lukas, who plays both baseball and football, couldn’t recall a losing season and said the camaraderie of the group has helped fuel success.
“We’ve been working together for a long time. We’ve played football with each other for years now. We all connect,” he said.
How long can the football team stay undefeated?
“I would think they would have success, but when you go to varsity it’s a different level," Tokarsky said. "There are no guarantees. Going undefeated for four years, good luck with that. But I think they will have successful seasons.”