2018-08-30 / Sports

Glen Lake falls to New Lothrop in opener


GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers, left, smiles after the teams first touchdown against New Lothrop. GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers, left, smiles after the teams first touchdown against New Lothrop. Joey Fosmore rolled to the left and looked downfield. He only saw white jerseys.

Instead of throwing the ball away, he tucked the ball away and moved the markers.

Unfortunately, first downs were rare for Glen Lake in its opener with New Lothrop, which prevailed, 48-16. The Hornets are ranked No. 3 in Division 7 by the Detroit Free Press.

The Lakers had a tough time getting started, turning the ball over on fumbles in two of their first three possessions.

“You have to use this game as a staff,” Laker coach Jerry Angers said. “Our kids were not ready and we are very young football team, no excuses.”

With the score 28-0 early in the second quarter, Glen Lake had to get something going. Fosmore called out a linebacker blitz, clapped his hands, and handed the ball to Jonathan Wright who cut right, then rambled by the Glen Lake bench.


GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers, right, high fives his players after a defensive stand on the goal line against New Lothrop. GLEN LAKE coach Jerry Angers, right, high fives his players after a defensive stand on the goal line against New Lothrop. Wright’s 41-yard run was the longest play of the day for the Glen Lake offense. The drive would stall, and the Lakers would give the ball back to the Hornets.

Wright finished with 52 yards on six carries. Fosmore completed nine of his 17 passes for 83 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Fosmore also totaled 44 rushing yards on 13 carries.

“My job as head football coach is to get these kids ready whether it is the players or the staff,” Angers said. “I told the guys after the game I’m going to be a better coach next week and I’m gonna coach them up.

I have to get these young guys believing in themselves and not putting so much on the plate for them to eat.”


GLEN LAKE football players prepare for the kickoff of the second half during the game against New Lothrop. GLEN LAKE football players prepare for the kickoff of the second half during the game against New Lothrop. New Lothrop would add to its lead, making the score 36-0 in the middle of the second quarter. On third down, Hornet quarterback Avery Moore handed the ball off to Julius Garza heading left to right.

Glen Lake swarmed the back field to force its first turnover of the season.

The young team is learning, Angers emphasized.

“When you get kids that are young and don’t know what they are doing out there, it’s on us as a staff to make sure they know what they’re doing,” Angers said. “We blew a couple of coverages early and turned the ball over a couple times early and we as a staff have to keep that from unraveling and we couldn’t stop it from unraveling.”

College recruit Aidan Harrison ran through the Glen Lake defense on all five of his carries. He totaled 85 yards and two touchdowns on the ground for the Hornets.

“No.5 (Harrison) is going to Missouri next year,” Angers said. “He was a transfer from Flushing to New Lothrop over the summer, and we made them look better then they are.

I’m not going to take anything away from them, they came into our house and beat us pretty soundly.”

With a 48-0 score heading into the fourth quarter, Glen Lake scored 16 unanswered points, and tried to add onto it with the running clock draining time.

Fosmore found Drew Peterson in the back corner of the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown pass to get the Lakers on the board for the first time this season.

After forcing the Hornets to punt, Glen Lake went down the field and scored another 20-yard touchdown on a pass from Fosmore to Xavier Griffiths for the final score.

“I wanted to give the kids another opportunity to put some points on the board,” Angers said. “We have raised the bar for the school to play more tougher opponents and this was a tougher opponent. The kids have figured out what we need to work on I look forward to next week and hopefully I do my job a little better this week.”

Angers said he told his team to blame the loss on him.

“It was a perfect storm from them (New Lothrop) and a few times on defense we had guys missing,” Angers said. “We were playing defense with 10 guys. We’re too young of a team to crawl out of the hole we got into tonight.”

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