KINGSFORD, Mich. (WZMQ) – In an exciting event held at Kingsford High School, the cheerleaders took center stage to announce the school’s highly anticipated football season and opening game. The Flivvers, the school’s beloved football team, will be hosting their first home game against Gladstone on September 8th at 6:00 central time.
With the season fast approaching, the head varsity coach expressed his confidence in the team’s preparedness. “We lost a couple of kids from last year, Nic Nora and Cole Myllyla are playing at Michigan Tech this year. But we returned a lot of guys, and I think this football team is going to be a really good one,” remarked coach Mark Novarra. The team is feeling confident after their first scrimmage, and they have finally settled into once per day practices after conditioning themselves with two-a-days since the beginning of the month.
The Flivvers will be heading to Wisconsin next Friday for their first game of the year against Green Bay East.
In addition to the football announcements, the Meet the Flivvers event brought forth other exciting news. Breitung Township students can now enjoy free admission to all athletic events, except for hockey. Due to the off-site facility of the arena, hockey admission will continue to be charged separately. This decision was made by the board of education, with the intention of encouraging student involvement, and attendance at games.
“We want kids involved, and we want them at games. And that was a decision by our board of education this year. We’ll carry that on year after year if we’re able to do so,” announced school superintendent David Holmes to the enthusiastic fans.
Furthermore, the school is taking steps to eliminate pay-to-play fees, making it easier for students to participate in sports and activities. This initiative aims to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to engage in the athletic program and pursue their passions.
With the upcoming football season, and these exciting developments, the Flivvers and the Breitung Township community are gearing up for a thrilling year of sports and school spirit.