Glen Lake football embracing “underdog” role

MAPLE CITY – The Glen Lake football program may be the smallest school in its division of the Northern Michigan Football League, but the Lakers are embracing their role as the “underdog.”

After making consecutive postseason appearances and registering back-to-back nine-win seasons in the final two years that the Northwest Conference sponsored football, Glen Lake posted just three wins last fall while making the transition to challenging bigger programs like Traverse City St. Francis and Boyne City.

“We accept the challenge and we have to compete with those guys,” Glen Lake coach Jerry Angers said. “St. Francis is loaded and Kingsley is loaded and you know they are all state championship-caliber teams."

The Lakers are anxiously awaiting their opportunity this season to assert themselves as a top program in the NMFL.

Glen Lake opens its schedule on Aug. 28, hosting Frankfort in a NMFL crossover. The Lakers then enter divisional play on Sept. 11, hosting Grayling.