MPC 2017

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MPC 2017

Postby Up Football Fan » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:31 pm

Mid-Peninsula in 2017:

Out: Norway........which joins the Mid-Eastern Conference in 2017

In: Gladstone.........which wimps out on the Great Northern Conference
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Re: MPC 2017

Postby Up Football Fan » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:33 pm

(from Escanaba Daily Press)

Gladstone to resume frosh football

LOCAL SPORTS
FEB 2, 2017

DENNY GRALL
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GLADSTONE — A freshman football return is in the works at Gladstone High School.

Athletic director Andy Jacques said Wednesday he has seven games planned for 2017 and is looking to fill open dates in weeks five and nine. The Braves will play Escanaba and Marquette twice and games are also set against Norway, Kingsford and Sault Ste. Marie, with a possible date against the Bark River-Harris junior varsity.

Jacques said he “looked at numbers” in a post-season evaluation and has found 31 eighth-grade students interested in playing football. Last year the Braves had 50 jayvee players, including 21 freshmen.

“Last year it was hard to get playing time for the kids,” he said of the jayvee level. “The more game-time for players the better it is for them. It is more interesting for them to play.”

Jacques and head football coach Jeff Hansen discussed the frosh program prospects and both agreed the time was right to bring that program back.

“If we have the numbers, it is beneficial to the program,” is the way Jacques and Hansen said of their decision.

Jacques said it is also important to enable freshmen to play at their own level, rather than going against bigger, more experienced and seasoned players at the jayvee or even varsity levels. It also helps them maintain interest and build the desire to work on fundamentals and learn how to play the game as a core group.

“It is exciting for us and it is exciting for the program,” Jacques said of restoring the frosh level.

Jacques said he will be looking for a coach to direct the program and find an assistant.

Gladstone’s frosh football program was halted after the 2013 season due to declining numbers.
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Re: MPC 2017

Postby Hueby » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:07 am

Sam Ali with abc10up did some really good little preview segments on the Marquette County MPC teams for this upcoming season.

Will link them in these posts...

Here is Negaunee:

https://abc10up.com/2017/08/07/miners-o ... ion-minds/
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Re: MPC 2017

Postby Hueby » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:18 am

And Ali's abc10up/CW 5's segment on Gwinn:

https://abc10up.com/2017/08/11/momentum ... ball-team/

Sounds like they have something going.
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Re: MPC 2017

Postby upfootball » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:26 pm

Very happy to see Gladstone resume Frosh football.

That said it was inexcusable for them not to have a team the last 2 years with the numbers they had.
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Re: MPC 2017

Postby Hueby » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:10 pm

Sam Ali's (abc 10up) preview on Iron Mountain:

https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=xcD6wRqSpLY

Let's hope they stay healthy this season!
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Re: MPC 2017

Postby Hueby » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:30 pm

Sam Ali's (abc10up) preview on Gladstone:

https://abc10up.com/2017/08/16/braves-g ... onference/
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