2012-09-20 / Sports

Glen Lake has visions of 2001

Last time team went 5-0

Glen Lake football could mark a milestone when they travel to Mesick Friday.

The Lakers, 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Northwest Conference, are looking to top Mesick, a conference foe which has lost its four contests this season by a margin of 215 to 6.

“Week in and week out, it’s not about the other team. It’s about what we do out on the field,” coach Jerry Angers said. “We’ll play to the best of our ability and see what happens.”

A win over the Bulldogs would make Glen Lake undefeated in five straight games. This hasn’t happened since 2001.

The Lakers appeared to have played to the “best of their ability” Friday on the road at Benzie Central, where they topped the defending conference champions, 56-16.

“We got on the field and the next thing I knew, we were up 23-0,” Angers said. “I couldn’t believe (Benzie) was the same team that had beaten Frankfort 8-6 earlier this month.”

After the kick off, the Lakers wasted no time getting on the board. On the first play from scrimmage Carter Lee, in his first start for Glen Lake this season, completed a 41-yard pass to Tyler Stachnik for a touchdown.

Lee scored one of his own on a 1-yard jaunt into the end zone to put the Lakers up 14-0.

Elliott Bregni and Anthony Czapek added two more TDs apiece to give the Lakers a 49-0 advantage at halftime.

Like its earlier contests, Glen Lake’s defense played a pivotal role in the victory. Laker D forced four turnovers, blocked two punts and one interception.

Nick Butts led the Lakers in tackles with eight. Teammates Czapek and Trevor Apsey posted six each.

Lee was 3 of 5 passing for 72 yards. He also led Glen Lake in rushing with 91 yards on six attempts. Czapek had 84 yards on six tries and Apsey carried the ball three times for 82 yards.

Angers said a few of the Lakers will be sitting it out this week to allow minor injuries to heal. Bregni injured his shoulder. Pete Kerby-Miller continues to nurse a shoulder injury of his own and Dale Pleva tweaked his ankle, which he broke last season.

After wins over Benzie and Suttons Bay Friday, both Glen Lake and Kingsley remain the only undefeated teams in the conference.

Kingsley travels to Frankfort Friday.

If both teams win this week, this will set up a conference show down for Sept. 28 when the Stags come to Maple City for Laker Homecoming.

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