Lake City Seeks to Continue Winning Tradition

LAKE CITY – As one of the most successful high school football programs in northern Michigan the last two years, Lake City will once again enter 2019 with a target on its back.

The Trojans enter the fall on the heels of making consecutive Division 7 state semifinal appearances.

With the graduation of a large senior class, Lake City, which has won 18 regular-season games, will look very different this fall.

“After you graduate a big class like that, that’s had a lot of success, you know our kids look at it as it’s not like having the nerves of pressure. It’s accepting the challenge,” Lake City coach Kyle Smith said.

“We’re a new team, obviously,” added Lake City senior Ben Marion. “I think our goals are similar to the team before us, but we’re a new team.  We’re not looking to fill in the footsteps, we’re looking to make our own footprint.”

Lake City opens its season with a rematch of last year’s Division 7 state semifinal with a home contest against New Lothrop on Thursday, Aug. 29. New Lothrop won last year’s meeting 51-27.

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