Glen Lake Prepares for Montague, D6 State Semis

MAPLE CITY – With a little more than a week remaining in the high school football season, Glen Lake finds itself one win away from returning to the MHSAA Division 6 state final for the first time since 2016.

Glen Lake will face Montague for the first time in program history.

The Lakers (11-1) face a tough task in 2018 Division 6 state runner-up Montague (10-2) in Saturday’s semifinal at Clare’s Brookwood Athletic Complex.

Glen Lake is back in the semifinals after wins over Lake City (30-19), Harrison (38-30) and Calumet (15-14).

“I think it’s going to be ball security, who turns over the ball the most or the least, of course,” Glen Lake coach Jerry Angers said. “You’re going to have to be perfect on every play not just as an individual but as a team whether it’s offense defense or special teams. Those are things, I think if you win two of those three, in a game like this you should come out victorious.”

A win on Saturday would give Glen Lake its fourth state finals bid.

Montague is making its second consecutive semifinal appearance after finishing runner-up last year to Jackson Lumen Christi in the Division 6 final. The Wildcats have missed the playoffs once since 2001, winning state championships in 2008 and 2009 and reaching at least the semifinal round six times since 2005.

Montague opened the playoffs with a big win over Newaygo (55-7) before avenging one of its two losses with a 20-13 overtime victory over Ravenna in the district final. The Wildcats then cruised past Sanford Meridian, 48-14 in last week’s regional final.

The winner of Saturday’s game will meet either Onsted (10-2) or Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central (10-1) for the state championship next Friday.

Saturday’s semifinal kicks off at 1 p.m. from Brookwood Athletic Complex.

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