Expectations High for Beal City in 2017

BEAL CITY – Few high school football programs in northern Michigan can match the success that Beal City has garnered over the years.

With two state titles and five runner-up finishes to their credit, the Aggies have made the postseason 17 consecutive seasons since 2000 and won at least one playoff game in 11 straight seasons.

The bar of expectations is once again set high for Beal City as it looks to improve upon last year’s 7-4 campaign.

“We’ve got a lot of experience back, guys that have played on both sides of the ball,” senior Jason Clark said. “Some people have even been playing since they were sophomores, so a lot of experience.”

Coach Brad Gross says that winning six games and just getting into the playoffs isn’t good enough, and with a large group of experienced players returning, the Aggies believe they are poised to make some noise in 2017.

“We have a lot of guys competing for a lot of different spots, which is a good problem to have, so I mean we don’t obviously know where everyone is going to play yet,” Gross said. “To have lots of depth, and guys competing at all positions all over the place, makes kind of a nice luxury to have.”

Beal City opens its season at tradition rival Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart on Friday, Aug. 25.

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