Pine River Focuses on Consistency in 2021

LEROY – Pine River scored 20 or more points in each of its first four games last season, but scored just 13 total points in the final three games in 2020.

The Bucks will look to find some consistency this year to improve on last season’s 1-6 finish.

Pine River gave up an average of over 40 points a game last season. Head coach Terry Martin said the goal this year is to simplify the defense.

“We’re looking for kids to just play physical and play fast,” said Martin. “So instead of complicating things mentally we’re going to try to keep it really simple for them and just ask them to play hard.”

“Our weakness is we don’t have a lot of people but we have so [many] experienced guys I don’t think it will bother us that much,” said Pine River senior Connor Rouse.


2021 Pine River Schedule
8/27 – at Mancelona
9/2 – at Lake City*
9/10 – vs. Evart*
9/17 – vs. Roscommon*
9/24 – at Manton*
10/1 – vs. Beal City*
10/8 – at McBain*
10/15 – vs. Houghton Lake*
10/22 – at Chippewa Hills
*Highland Conference


Pine River’s entire offensive line and quarterback will be seniors this year.

The Bucks open the 2021 season against Mancelona.

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