Tri County Looks to Ride Momentum of Strong Finish to 2020
HOWARD CITY – As the Tri County football team prepares to kick off its 2021 campaign, it does so riding the momentum of a strong finish to the 2020 season.
Tri County made the most of its automatic playoff bid a year ago and picked up wins over league foes Central Montcalm and Grant before ultimately falling to Muskegon Oakridge in a Division 5 district final. It marked the first time in school history that Tri County had won multiple playoff games in a single season.
Tri County’s 2-4 record during the regular season was a deceiving as one, as it played tough in all four losses, losing by a touchdown or less and by a combined 18 points across the four contests.
2021 Tri County Schedule
8/27 – vs. Lakeview
9/3 – vs. Chippewa Hills*
9/10 – at Reed City*
9/17 – vs Grant*
9/24 – at Newaygo*
10/1 – vs. Fremont*
10/8 – vs. Central Montcalm*
10/15 – at Big Rapids*
10/22 – at Manistee
* CSAA Gold Game
“We want to be better than what we were going in to the third round of the playoff game last year,” coach Phil Butler says. “How do we get to that level? We played a pretty high level game one and game two of the playoffs last year. How do we exceed those expectations and play to that level when we’re going against Lakeview, Chip Hills, Reed City and those types of schools.”
Tri County opens its season at home against Lakeview on Friday, Aug. 27.