Mesick Riding Confidence into 2018

MESICK – On the heels of one of its most successful campaigns in decades, Mesick opened practice this week.

In its first season as an 8-player program a year ago, Mesick recorded its first season of .500 or better ball since 1999, going 5-5 and making the playoffs for the first time 1995. The playoff berth was also just the second in school history.

The Bulldogs also registered a second-place finish in the West Michigan D League, finishing behind Marion with a 5-1 mark.


“We were really blessed with a couple of guys that helped us win some close games,” Mesick coach Josh Crocker said. “This year we feel like we have a better idea of what we’re in for.”

“We might not be as talented in a few areas as we were last year, but as a whole, I feel like it’s a lot better,” Mesick senior Dalton Sabo added.

The success Mesick enjoyed a year ago has helped fuel greater participation numbers this fall.

“We’ve all been elementary all the way up to senior year so far,” Mesick senior Wade Stagg said. “I think we all play really well with each other, and know our strengths and weaknesses. So we kind of, in a sense, balance each other out.”

Mesick opens its season at home against 2017 state semifinal Pickford on Friday, Aug. 24.

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