Suttons Bay Looks to Continue Upward Trend

SUTTONS BAY – Just three years removed from canceling its season, Suttons Bay has made major strides as an 8-player program.

After going 7-4 and winning a first-round playoff game in 2017, the Norsemen recorded their first nine-win season since 2014 last year and came within a touchdown of reaching the MHSAA 8-player Division 1 state semifinals, falling to eventual state runner-up Pickford in a back-and-forth 48-42 contest.

“Ever since I got out of that (Pickford game), I just used it as motivation every day when I got into work out,” Suttons Bay senior Lucas Mikesell said. “I would work out, me and Bryce (Opie) would work out every day we could. We tried to get the team together. Every time I think of Pickford, I just have this energy. This close. It was just…we were that close.”

The Norsemen averaged 42 points per game last year and are driven to win their first Midwest Central Michigan 8-player Conference West division title and make a deep postseason run this fall.

Suttons Bay opens its season at home against Bear Lake on Thursday, Aug. 29. The Norsemen won last year’s meeting 62-0.

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