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.