Bigby Brings New Offense to Kalkaska

KALKASKA – The Kalkaska football program is ushering in a new era under first-year coach Josh Bigby.

The Blazers are coming off a 4-5 season after posting consecutive winning campaigns and three playoff appearances since 2012.

Bigby previously served as an assistant coach with the Clare football team that reached the 2009 MHSAA Division 5 title game. Bigby’s most recent coaching position was in Oklahoma.

“It’s been a whirlwind, to tell you the truth. But it’s been a fun whirlwind,” Bigby said. “Just kind of getting to put my own spin on it, where I’ve been an assistant coach, and just did what my coach told me to do, and follow his path, where now it’s my path and I hope we surprise some people.”

Bigby has brought a wide-open passing attack with him to Michigan.

“It’s been going smooth,” Kalkaska junior Ben Porter said. “It’s been a bit of a learning curve, for sure, but we’re learning by the day, and we’re getting better by the day.  We’re working hard, and it’s coming along smoothly.”

Kalkaska opens its season on the road at Pine River on Friday, Aug. 24.

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