After starting the season 2-4, Flint Powers Catholic went on a surge, running the table and winning the state title. Behind the controls of the offense was junior quarterback Garrett Pougnet, who may follow in senior defensive tackle Danny O'Brien's footsteps to be the school's next Division-1 recruit.
"The playoff run was an awesome experience," he said. "We took one game at a time and stayed confident. Winning the state title was a dream come true and I can't explain in words how it felt raising the trophy."
Pougnet is an athletic 6'3, 180-lber who really turned it on late in the season, particularly in the state title game. In a 56-26 win over Lansing Catholic Central (who beat them in the regular season), Pogunet went 12 for 15, 258 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for 155 yards and two scores on 14 carries.
He says the turnaround for him, his team, and his offense, came from a simple addition that made all the difference.
"We added a tight end into our offense which really opened things up in the middle and gave our wide outs more room to work with. Also, our receivers got better each game in the playoffs as well and I became more and more confident each game."
Right now, Pougnet says the schools he is hearing from are Western Michigan, Ball State, Syracuse, Stanford and Princeton.
He finished the season with 1,523 yards through the air, and exactly 1,000 yards rushing. He scored 27 total touchdowns.