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HS Football Two-a-days: Brimley & Engadine

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High school football fever will be a thing of the past in 97 hours when stadiums across Northern Michigan fill up for the first time.

Tonight two-a-days brings us to the 8-man side of life were Brimley is making the most of its smaller but faster squad, that is conditioning its newest players for the 8-game season ahead.

"We got a couple of guys who are really excited about hitting. . . so, I think they are really going to help us because last year we had a little bit of an issue with aggression," said Brimley Head Coach Caleb Rader.

The Bays will play at home five times this year, as they look to complete their first winning season in a decade.

Checking in with Engadine, 17 under-classmen and six upper-classmen make up an Eagle's team that looks to fill its graduation gaps by finishing better than last season's 6-5 record.

According to Head Coach Joe Austin, Engadine plans on running the ball more in preparation for its September 26th game against Rapid River, a team that topped the Eagles three times in 2013.

However, in order for the gold and green to make that happen, it must fight for all 48 minutes.

"We need to make sure that we get off to a better start than we have in some of our games, and we need to make sure we finish.  We can play two or three good quarters but unfortunately it takes four full quarters to win these teams that we're playing," Austin said.

If Engadine is able to beat Rapid River in week five, it would end a drought that started in 2009.

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