Engadine Seeks Deep Postseason Run in 2019
ENGADINE – After reaching the playoffs for an eighth straight year and posting their third straight season of eight or more wins, Engadine is looking to reach the state semifinals for the first time since 2011.
The Eagles return a number of players from last year’s 8-2 team and have plenty of size up front that they plan on using to their advantage.
“I’ve coached here since 1988 and this is probably the biggest kids that I’ve coached since I’ve been here,” Engadine coach Howard Hood said. “We have some really big kids. I mean when you’re getting up into the 300s, that’s some big kids.”
“I think we have just about as much talent as we did last year,” added Engadine senior Ian McArthur. “We’re a little younger, but everyone seems to be in the right mind. Everybody’s ready to work, puts in the work and nobody gives up.”
Engadine’s only two losses last year came to eventual MHSAA 8-player Division 1 state runner-up Pickford and Division 2 state champion Rapid River.
Engadine opens its season at home against Ontonagon on Thursday, Aug. 29.