Inland Lakes Looks to Rebound From 2016
INDIAN RIVER – Last year’s debut season in the Northern Michigan Football Legacy Division was a struggle for the Inland Lakes football program, as the Bulldogs went winless for the first time since 2001.
Inland Lakes struggled offensively, scoring only 85 points over nine games and was shut out on four contests.
The Bulldogs are optimistic, though, as they bring a new offense and defense to the field in 2017.
With a strong stable of wings and backs that provide speed, Inland Lakes is working to improve its strength and depth in the line play.
“We’ve got a lot of skills, a little short on the line,” coach Brian Lark said. “We have five kids on the line, with one extra. We have a total of six. So, we have a slow rotation on that, but they’re getting it. I’m very proud of them.”
The Bulldogs recently took the field for a five-time team scrimmage at Mancelona and were pleased with the results.
“Intensity. We were ready every time we had a good play,” senior David Fournier said. “We executed well, we were hype, we were ready. Pumping each other up, and keeping our heads in the game.”
Inland Lakes welcomes in league foe St. Ignace on Thursday.