Cadillac ushers in new era under Mallory

CADILLAC – On the heels of six consecutive winning seasons and six straight postseason berths, Cadillac ushers in a new era in its 120th season on the gridiron.

The two-time defending Big North Conference champions welcome in Cody Mallory, who takes over for longtime coach Jim Webb. Webb stepped down at the end of the 2014 season, after leading the Vikings for the previous 17 years.

"We graduated seven starters on each side of the ball, so for those guys coming up from the JVs or those juniors that maybe didn't see as much time as they wanted to, it's a great opportunity for them to get out and try to earn a spot and contribute to the 120th year of Cadillac football,” Mallory said.

Cadillac enters the 2015 season riding an 18-game regular season winning streak, which includes 12 straight victories in the Big North.

"There has been a lot of change, but I think the roots have stayed the same and the intensity is still here,” said Cadillac senior Michael Holdship. “We have all these coaches working around the clock."

Cadillac opens its season at home on Aug. 27, hosting Big Rapids in non-league action. The Vikings then kick off Big North play on Sept. 11, hosting Petoskey.