Brethren Looking for Improvement in 2017

BRETHREN – The Brethren football team is wrapping up its second week of practice as it prepares for its second season of 8-player football.

The Bobcats went just 2-7 in 2016, picking up wins over Big Rapids Crossroads and Grand Traverse Academy.

“Right now we are just trying to get some of our offensive stuff down,” coach Alvin Rischel said. “We’re working on a lot of conditioning making sure these kids are ready to go. As I said, our numbers aren’t going to be real high so we have to make sure our players are in the best conditioned shape that they can be in for game time. We’re going to have a lot of kids playing both ways.”

After playing in the Midwest Central Michigan 8-Player Football Conference a year ago, Brethren moves to the West Michigan D League this fall. The Bobcats will compete alongside Marion, Mesick, Baldwin, Bear Lake, Big Rapids Crossroads and Manistee Catholic Central.

“We get in condition and just work hard every day. In practice and in games, just play as hard as we can and strength and conditioning for sure,” senior Caleb McWain said. “Yeah, we are going to be run a lot for sure so fast tempo, that’s what coach always says.”

Brethren travels to Forest Area on Friday, Aug. 25.

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