Gladwin Soaring Behind Stout Defense

GLADWIN – You’d be hard-pressed to start out a season better than the Gladwin boys soccer program has this fall.

Through 10 games, the Flying G’s sport a 9-0-1 record and have yet to surrender a goal while outscoring opponents 44-0.

Winners of four consecutive Northern Michigan Soccer League championship, Gladwin is off to a 3-0 start in league play and is ranked 14th in the first Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Division 3 state poll.

“Defensively we’re really strong,” Gladwin coach Jerome Smalley said. “It’s a balanced attack that makes your defense good. If you have to just rely on a strong defense, and give up, you know, 20 shots, you’re going to concede goals. But, it’s a well-balanced team.”

“Our whole team helps on defense,” added Gladwin senior Erik Seebeck. “There’s not a single guy that doesn’t contribute on the defensive end of the field.”

Gladwin will look to extend its scoreless streak when it travels to league foe Ogemaw Heights on Thursday.

Categories: Boys Soccer