Chippewa Hills Starts Fresh With New Coaching Staff

REMUS – The 2021 high school football season officially kicked off just after midnight Monday, and Chippewa Hills made sure it was one of the first schools out on the practice field.

The Warriors were one of several northern Michigan teams to hold a midnight practice.

Chippewa Hills spent the first day focusing on team building and conditioning during its first-ever midnight practice.


2021 Chippewa Hills Schedule
8/27 – at Gladwin
9/3 – at Tri County*
9/10 – vs. Grant*
9/17 – at Reed City*
9/24 – at Central Montcalm*
10/1 – vs. Big Rapids*
10/8 – at Fremont*
10/15 – vs. Newaygo*
10/22 – vs. Pine River
10/22 – at Boyne City
* CSAA Gold Game


The Warriors are coming off a 2-5 season, but are brimming with optimism with a new coaching staff.

Players said Monday morning that they can already feel the culture of the program starting to change under new coach Mark Pelong.

“The guys are catching on real well, especially the young guys,” senior Logan Davis said. “They’re coming in and they’re fitting in nice and it should make for a good year.”

“Last year we weren’t super together. We always were fighting. This year I feel like we hang out more and our group just gets along better” added senior Craig Wernette.

The Warriors ended their 2020 campaign by winning their final two regular season games before falling to Muskegon Oakridge in a Division 5 district opener.

Chippewa Hills opens its season at Gladwin on Friday, Aug. 27.

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