Varsity Football · Lakers Lose in Playoffs


On Friday the varsity football team traveled to Ida to play the host Blue Streaks in the MHSAA Division 6 District Playoffs. Both teams entered the game with a 3-3 record.

Ida took the opening kick-off back for a 65 yard TD and never looked back from there as the experienced Blue Streaks took a 56-12 victory from the Lakers.

Senior Jaylin Gilmore led the offensive attack for the Lakers with 121 yards and a TD while fellow senior Morris Briggs added 67 yards and a TD. On defense, junior DE Armon Parker led the way with 8 tackles including 2 TFL’s.

Coach Chris Merrells’s Lakers finished their second varsity season with a 3-3 league record and were 3-4 overall. The team graduates 7 seniors and returns virtually their entire offensive and defensive lines for 2021.