Carsen DeLao, a two-year starting linebacker for the Hopkins football team, was beyond sad on Friday, Nov. 8, after he played his final prep football game for the Vikings.
The matchup was the one Hopkins football coach Cody Francis and his players wanted.
The outcome wasn’t.
Martin football coach Brad Blauvelt gambled early in his team’s Division 1, 8-player regional final against Colon on Saturday, Nov. 9. And Lady Luck appeared to be on his side.
The Otsego football team needed to secure wins in each of its final two games in order to reach six victories and guarantee itself a berth in the playoffs.
One down, one to go.
Martin senior Cayden Curry already had one 1,000-yard rushing season to his credit, having reached the milestone last season.
He has now accomplished the feat two years in a row.
It was the return of the Onion Kings.
Talk about efficiency.
For the first three quarters of its Wolverine Conference clash with Three Rivers on Friday, Sept. 13, Otsego struggled to find an offensive groove.
What most fans anticipated would be a dogfight when Hopkins entertained Belding in a gridiron clash on Friday, Sept.