Semifinal Bound: Marion Community Cheers on Team Leaving For UP

MARION – Marion was given the star treatment as they departed for the Superior Dome on Friday morning.

After the team loaded up their things onto the bus, they had a police and fire escort through town. Parents and other members of the community lined the streets, honking their horns and waving signs to show their support.

“We’ve been waiting so long for this,” said senior James Alberts.

They’ve waited almost two months without any games and only had a handful of practice. This coming with many ups-and-downs to their season with multiple starts and restarts.

“I’m excited to see everyone. I’m excited to get up there and play. It’s a crazy experience,” added Alberts.

This will be the first time since 1992 that the Eagles will play in a semifinal matchup. If they win on Saturday, they will play in their first championship since 1990, when Marion won the state title against Our Lady of the Lakes.

“We’ve gotten a lot of community support people are really excited around here and we’re looking forward to giving our best effort,” said head coach Chad Grundy.

Marion (8-1) will play Powers North Central (9-0) in the 8-player Division 2 semifinals on Saturday at noon.

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