2016-11-24 / Sports

SNOWTOWN TO MOTOWN


GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers celebrates a fourth-down stop in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 34-20 win over Pine River at Thirlby Field in Traverse City. GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers celebrates a fourth-down stop in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 34-20 win over Pine River at Thirlby Field in Traverse City. Leelanau County has the football fever. And the only prescription may be a state championship at Ford Field.

Glen Lake can become the first county team to do just that on Friday against Jackson Lumen Christi. The Lakers rolled past Pine River 34-20 on a snow-covered Thirlby Field in Traverse City on Saturday, becoming the first Glen Lake team to reach a state championship since 1996. A win on Friday would give the program its first state title since 1994.

Glen Lake will continue selling tickets in the central office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Tickets are $10.

The school will receive 50 cents for each pre-sold ticket, although tickets may be purchased at Ford Field the day of the game.

The Glen Lake seating sections at Ford Field are 108-111. A space will be designated for the student section, better known as “The Crew.”


THREE LAKERS (from left) Jared Jackson, Cade Peterson and Nick Rice celebrate one of three Peterson touchdowns. THREE LAKERS (from left) Jared Jackson, Cade Peterson and Nick Rice celebrate one of three Peterson touchdowns. The school, which was slated to hold a pep rally for the team on Tuesday, has a celebration lined up inside the high school gym on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Those unable to make it to Detroit may watch the game on Fox Sports Detroit or stream it live on FoxSportsDetroit.com and Fox Sports Go.

–By Jay Bushen



BRIAN BRIGGS clears off the back line of the east end zone at Thirlby Field during a timeout in the first quarter. BRIAN BRIGGS clears off the back line of the east end zone at Thirlby Field during a timeout in the first quarter.

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