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Kalamazoo United looks to run-pass option offense for success in Game of the Week matchup

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Kalamazoo United looks to run-pass option offense for success in Game of the Week matchup. (WWMT/Luke Edwards)

Kalamazoo United had three different head coaches over the past three seasons and the latest has brought new look to the Titan offense.

After Jesse Brown left to be the athletic director at Lumen Christi, David Arrasmith took over as interim in 2019 and when he departed for Mattawan, then Troy Ayotte took over as head coach for 2020. Ayotte came with a run-pass option offense and in week one, United went to the air against Benton Harbor. In week two, they adjusted and had a more run-focused attack against Coloma.

"I always thought to be a good head coach, you have to adapt to your players a little bit and we've actually been fairly balanced and takes what the defense gives us. We kind of have an answer-sheet mentality and just run the stuff that we practice that will work against that type of defense," Ayotte said.

Junior lineman Brandon DeVries helps open the holes for the running backs and protects quarterback Will Zuiderveen when he decides to air it out.

"This year we have the option to run, to do a run-game or a pass-game, so really putting a lot of pressure on the quarterback, but past years we've been setting up the plays before hand and it's been really interesting running the two-option offense," DeVries said.

United will attempt to move to 3-0 in this week's Football Fever's Game of the Week as they travel to Parchment to face the 0-2 Panthers.

Kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 2, 2020.