Coleman Optimistic in 2016

COLEMAN – After consecutive 7-3 seasons and postseason appearances, the Coleman football program took a step back in 2015.

Contenders for a Mid-State Activities Conference title in 2013 and 2014, Coleman’s lone win a year ago came against Ashley in Week 5.

There is reason for optimism, though, as the Comets re-commit to the ground game in 2016.

"Last year we took some hits, and you know, we took some bumps and lumps. But they got a lot of experience,” coach Chad Klopf said. “That’s out of the way now, so hopefully we’re ready to roll. 

“The skill guys we want, and the linemen we have, those are the guys that we want here, and they’re ready to go. We could use a few bodies to give them a break, but if not, then we’re going to be ready to go. And they’ve all had varsity experience, so it’s still young experience, but they’ve got the jitters out now. So hopefully we’re back to get past the rebuilding, and we’re ready to roll."

The Comets will have an eight-game conference slate this season, as the MSAC expands from six to eight teams, with Merrill and Breckenridge joining.

Coleman opens its season at rival and former Jack Pine Conference foe Farwell on Aug. 26, closing out its season at Saginaw Valley Lutheran on Oct. 21.

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