2017-08-10 / Sports

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FRESH OFF an 11-3 season and a trip to the Division 6 title game, the Glen Lake football team appears primed to make another playoff push in 2017. FRESH OFF an 11-3 season and a trip to the Division 6 title game, the Glen Lake football team appears primed to make another playoff push in 2017. Fall sports teams, like the reigning state runner-ups of Glen Lake, officially kicked off their 2017 seasons with practice this week. Preseason optimism in Glen Lake seemed to be high on Tuesday. “It’s just nice to be back,” said Jerry Angers, who was tabbed as the 2016 Division 6 Coach of the Year. “We had some good numbers, especially with the young kids in the weightroom in the summer. It was nice to get them on the field and totally focused on football.” Angers said he expects to have about 25 varsity players and 28 or 29 JV kids.

In Suttons Bay, meanwhile, first-year head coach Dan Durkin is leading the Norsemen into the 8-man era with about 25 total players at the JV and varsity levels. “I can tell you I’m really excited about some of the things I think we can do this year,” Durkin said. “I think we can have a really good season right away, but there’s a lot of little things we need to do as a team to get better. This year can really be a stepping stone for the future of the Suttons Bay football program.”


GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers is more than ready for Aug. 24 when his Lakers kick off the 2017 campaign with a showdown at Kingsley. GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers is more than ready for Aug. 24 when his Lakers kick off the 2017 campaign with a showdown at Kingsley. Check back next week for more fall sports preview coverage. The Fall Sports Diversions section will follow in the Aug. 24 edition of the Enterprise.

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