BOYNE CITY – Few northern Michigan football programs have spent as much time in the postseason over the last decade and a half as Boyne City.
With four consecutive winning seasons and 14 playoff bids since 2001, the Ramblers enter the fall after going 10-2 a season ago and falling to Traverse City St. Francis a Division 6 regional.
Much of that talent has since graduated, though, which has Boyne City reloading in 2016.
"We’ve had quite a bit of turnover over the past couple of years, and we’ve got I think some real talented kids stepping up, and moving into those positions,” coach Dave Hills said. “It’s going to be interesting to see where the production comes from.
"We’ve got a lot of room for growth, and I see some improvement. We’ve just got to continue to get better.
Although the Ramblers have lost a significant amount of talent, the cupboard is not bare.
"I think we did well stopping the run,” junior Jacob Ager said. “I think we could do better at pass coverage stuff, but we have a young team on both sides of the line, so we just need to improve all around, pretty much."
Boyne City kicks off its season at Gaylord on Aug. 25. The meeting marks the first between the two schools since 1985.
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