Kingsley, Glen Lake Set to Clash in Salute to Service Game for Game of the Week

KINGSLEY — Glen Lake and Kingsley didn’t get a chance to play each other last year due to the shortened season, but the teams are squaring off again this year for a week two matchup for a Salute to Service Game in our Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

The Stags are coming into this game following a 58-0 victory over McBain, while the Lakers enter Thursday’s contest fresh off a 35-6 win over Houghton Lake. Both programs look to extend their streaks in this storied rivalry game, maybe one of the best in northern Michigan.

“It’s been a long awaited so we’re just excited to get on the field, it’s high intensity all around but we know what we have to do,” said Glen Lake senior Taiger Ritter.

It’s been a relatively even matchup throughout the rivalry’s history. Kingsley has won the last two, but before that, Glen Lake won the two previous matchups in 2016 and 2017.

“It’s just all around from the coaching staff to the players. We know that we have a game plan we have to execute it we have to be disciplined on both sides of the ball and, yeah, we want to win,” said Ritter.

“They’re one of the better teams, I mean, you know it’s it’s their playoff bound team, you know, can they make a run to the state finals, how do we how do we match up with those guys,” said Glen Lake head football coach Jerry angers. “You know they’re big kids and they’re and they’re strong, so it’s it’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to measure our success for the rest of the year.”

While this will be an exciting matchup between the lines, this game is also dedicated to those who serve our country especially those in the local communities.

“We’ve not only lost active active members but also have a lot of active active members and veterans. A lot of them wants a great opportunity for our kids to say thank you,” said Kingsley head football coach Tim Wooer. “And just to add a little icing on the cake kids playground like this service game so our kids are really excited, hopefully we’ll be ready for a great game.”

“It just means that much more to me, and I’ve got some family members and friends I’ve gone to the service. This is a really important game for everyone in the whole community, we had a really good team last year, they had a decent team last year two souls that much just sucked down much more not being able to play them and i think everyone’s ready for us to play this year,” said Kingsley senior True Beeman.

Kingsley and Glen Lake will kick off the Salute to Service Game at Rhodes Field in Kingsley at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. Tune into 9 and 10 news for live pregame coverage from the field starting at 6 p.m.

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