2017-09-28 / Sports

Peterson, Lakers cruise past Charlevoix

Glen Lake wins 49-0, braces for homecoming tilt against Frankfort
By Jay Bushen
Sports Editor


GLEN LAKE got back to its winning ways Friday with a 49-0 win at Charlevoix. The Lakers, who are pictured in victory formation at Kingsley in Week 1, will host Frankfort this Friday in front of a homecoming crowd. GLEN LAKE got back to its winning ways Friday with a 49-0 win at Charlevoix. The Lakers, who are pictured in victory formation at Kingsley in Week 1, will host Frankfort this Friday in front of a homecoming crowd. Jerry Angers and his Glen Lake football team took one step forward with a Week 1 win at Kingsley and two steps back with bad losses to St. Francis and Watervliet — and had plenty of time to think about it during their Week 4 bye.

With that being the case, the reigning Division 6 Coach of the Year and his Lakers decided to hit the reset button on Sept. 15 by “practicing” their trip to Charlevoix and scouting the Red Rayders in their game against Johannesburg-Lewiston.

“I told the kids we’re going to practice to be successful at everything,” Angers said.

As it often does in prep sports, practice paid off.

Big games from middle linebacker Max Guilbeau and quarterback Cade Peterson helped lift Glen Lake to a convincing 49-0 road thumping of Charlevoix on Friday and give the Lakers a fresh perspective in their first of three conference games this fall.

Peterson, a senior, was impressed with Glen Lake’s effort defensively.

“Our guys were just flying around and hitting people,” said Peterson, who completed 10-of-13 throws for 195 yards and four touchdowns. “Our linebackers did a nice job making plays and we just did a nice job with assignment football against the veer.”

Jonathan Wright put Glen Lake on the board with a 16-yard run in the first quarter before Peterson recorded his first touchdown, a 20-yard pass to Nick Rice, to make it 14-0.

Then, after a 1-yard connection from Peterson to Nick Apsey in the second quarter, Guilbeau picked off a Cole Wright pass and returned it 36 yards to the promised land.

“As a senior and a captain, he just relaxed and played football,” Angers said of Guilbeau, who led in rushing with 82 yards on four carries and made 7-of-7 extra points. “He saw his team come together over those two weeks. He was successful early and often and it kept steamrolling with the way he was playing on both sides of the ball.”

Apsey closed out first-half scoring in emphatic fashion, catching a deep throw from Peterson on the left sideline and making two defenders miss on his way to a 53-yard score.

Peterson then proceeded to end his night with a 51-yard touchdown pass to Max Lerchen in the third quarter.

Reserves and all 18 of Glen Lake’s JV players, who had no Week 5 opponent, took center stage in a fourth quarter highlighted by an 11-yard touchdown run from junior quarterback Joey Fosmore, the first of his varsity career.

“Joey brings a lot to the table with his athleticism and smarts,” Angers said. “He had a great game on both sides of the ball and on special teams. It was good to see him break out.”

Angers added: “People are starting to realize they can trust him. I’ve always trusted him. It’s all starting to come together for him right now.”

Offensively, the Lakers were 8-of-9 on third down and finished with 391 total yards; Charlevoix finished with 105.

UP NEXT: Frankfort (4-1)

Fresh off a 52-14 win over Johannesburg-Lewiston, Griffin Kelly and the Panthers can secure at least a share of another conference championship in Glen Lake on Friday.

The Lakers, who will take part in homecoming festivities at halftime, will be looking to make a statement on their home turf after losing at Frankfort 26-21 in 2016.

“It’s a rival,” Angers said. “That game last year followed us to the state finals.”

Frankfort’s lone loss this season came in Week 2 against Muskegon Catholic Central, 31-6. The Panthers have outscored their other four opponents 228-66.

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