Beaverton Looks to Remain Atop the Jack Pine in 2019
BEAVERTON – After graduating the most successful senior class in program history, Beaverton looks to remain in contention for a Jack Pine Conference championship in 2019.
The Beavers made history a year ago by securing a share of their first Jack Pine title since 1989 and recording their first playoff win with a 42-14 victory over Glen Lake in a Division 6 district opener.
Beaverton enters 2019 having made three straight playoff appearances and gone 22-9 over the last three years.
“Every team every year is a different team, no matter who comes back,” Beaverton coach Aaron Seiser said. “We have to re-establish who’s going to be the people who are going to step up and be leaders. We lost some very good players for us. You know, the good thing is we can go back and tell the younger guys, you know, and one point some of the guys who are better players the last couple years, they’re in the same position.”
With Houghton Lake and Roscommon departing for the Highland Conference, the Jack Pine welcomes in two new members in Pinconning and Shepherd.
“I think I can speak for everyone on my team that we would really like to win the Jack Pine Conference again and then also go on to win playoffs and hopefully make it even further than what we did last year,” Beaverton senior Grant Brandon said.
Beaverton opens its season at home against defending Division 8 state runner-up Breckenridge on Thursday, Aug. 29. Breckenridge slipped past Beaverton for a 20-19 win a season ago.