Newberry Looks to Extend Postseason Streak
NEWBERRY – The Newberry football program will look to extend its postseason streak to three straight seasons when it takes to the field this fall.
After posting just one winning season in eight years, the Indians have finished the last two seasons at or above .500, including last year when Newberry’s 6-4 mark was its first winning record since 2010.
"We’re not going to be as big up front, but we’re going to be faster,” coach Fred Bryant said. “The offense that we run, we have to get out in space and do things. So I think offensively, if our guys are ready and they do their assignments, I think we’re going to be in great shape."
Although Newberry graduated several seniors and will sport a relatively youthful lineup in 2016, the Indians return a bevy of contributors with one and two years’ experience.
"We have a lot of heart. I’ve never had a group like this that wants to be here as much as these guys do,” senior John Paramski said. “Since lifting this summer they have always been there. They haven’t moaned or groaned. They always want to be there the whole time and give everything they got."
The Mid-Eastern Football Conference expands to six teams this year for Newberry as Lake Linden-Hubbell and Bessemer join.
Newberry welcomes in Harbor Springs to open the season on Aug. 26, and has other non-league games against Manistique (Oct. 7), Rogers City (Oct. 14) and St. Ignace (Oct. 21).