Glen Lake Faces Storied Lumen Christi Program
MAPLE CITY – As Glen Lake makes its final preparations for Friday’s Division 6 state championship game, it prepares to face one of the state’s most storied programs.
The sixth-ranked Lakers (11-2) will face a fifth-ranked Jackson Lumen Christi (11-2) program that has eight state championships and two runner-up finishes to its credit.
Lumen Christi is appearing in its first state final since winning the 2009 Division 5 state championship and has captured five state titles since 2000.
“They’re a great football team. If you’re in the state finals, you’re a great football team,” Glen Lake coach Jerry Angers said. “They’re a very disciplined team, have very good athletes and a very good running back. I mean you can go right down the board, you don’t find any flaws in their game at all. You know, very disciplined. The team that’s going to make the least mistakes is going to be the one that wins the football game.”
With the exception of its 37-34 win over Schoolcraft in its district title game, Lumen Christi has reached the state finals with relative ease, handing Watervliet (55-28), Napoleon (49-6) and Millington (27-7) double-digit losses.
“Their offense is really good and they have a pretty good defense,” Glen Lake senior Tony Duperon said. “They’re going to be – they’re probably going to be one of our toughest tasks all season, and we’re ready for them. We’re just going to bring it. We’re just going to do what we do.”
Friday’s kickoff from Ford Field is slated for 4:30 p.m.