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BIG WEEKEND

Glen Lake, Leland still in championship hunts


GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers celebrates after being doused with water. Glen Lake defeated Calumet 14-0 Saturday at Agassiz Field for the Division 6 regional title. Photo: Bryce Derouin/Daily Mining Gazette GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers celebrates after being doused with water. Glen Lake defeated Calumet 14-0 Saturday at Agassiz Field for the Division 6 regional title. Photo: Bryce Derouin/Daily Mining Gazette The fall sports season has yet to peak in Leelanau County, which can boast of two final four teams that are still playing.

The Glen Lake football and Leland volleyball teams have lined up what could be a huge sports weekend for the county.

Leland will kick things off tomorrow against Plymouth Christian in Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena, where the Comets won a Class D state championship a year ago. With a win, Leland would stay in Battle Creek and have a chance to defend its state title against Rogers City or Auburn Hills Oakland at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Also taking place Saturday is a state semifinal showdown at Thirlby Field in Traverse City between Glen Lake and LeRoy Pine River at 1 p.m. With a win, the Lakers advance to a state championship game at Ford Field for the first time in program history.

The last time Leelanau County sent a football team to the state championship was 2004, when Suttons Bay dropped a 34-13 contest to Constantine. That game was played in the Pontiac Silverdome.

Glen Lake, meanwhile, has played in two state championships in team history: a 20-10 win over Waterford Our Lady of the Lakers in ‘94 and a 47-7 loss to Pittsford in ‘96. Both games were also played in the Silverdome.

For all the latest on both teams, flip to page 10 and be sure to like the “Leelanau Sports” page on Facebook.

–By Jay Bushen

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