Nine Starters Return for St. Ignace in 2021
ST. IGNACE – St. Ignace kicks off its 2021 season with nine starters returning from a team that went 1-6 a year ago.
The Saints were a young team in 2020, without a single senior on their roster.
Junior quarterback Reece McLean returns after suffering an injury in the first game last year. McLean started for the Saints as a freshman, and with his experience returning, St. Ignace is riding a bit of confidence as the season commences.
2021 St. Ignace Schedule
8/27 – vs. Sault Ste. Marie
9/3 – vs. Frankfort*
9/10 – at Charlevoix
9/17 – vs. East Jordan*
9/24 – at Breckenridge
10/1 – at Johannesburg-Lewiston*
10/8 – at Manistique
10/15 – vs. Oscoda*
10/22 – at Harbor Springs*
* NMFL Legacy Game
“We were really young,” coach Michael Shepard said. “Big class of juniors, which is going to help for this year. So I feel like this year, going in, we’ll be definitely more experienced. We’ll be more comfortable. It’ll hopefully go a lot better this year.”
“I think it was just more of a lot of younger guys who didn’t necessarily know what they were doing,” added senior Tristin Misner. “Getting that experience that coming back this year, we’re going to be more prepared.”
St. Ignace opens its season at home against Sault Ste. Marie on Friday. It marks the first meeting between the two schools since 2013.