The community was out in full force in support of our Portgers!
Up in the announcers booth, John Lyman did the announcing, Coach Zupin ran the clock and Phil Sedelmaier took the stats.
The team as well as the fans were hopeful this next play would bring a touch down.
East Jordan calls a time out and the Portagers take advantage of it for water breaks and a quick meeting of the minds.
The boosters were out in full force working the concession stand and selling raffle tickets for the kick off of the season.
Timeouts work dual purpose. A meeting of the minds and more water!
# 19 Freshman Anthony Reedy warms up his receiving with another member behind the lineup.
|East Jordan 20, OHS 0
Onekama lost to East Jordan in a well fought game 20-0 which was a non-conference game at home on the Portager Field, for the opener of their season. As usual, there is more to this story. Put on your Portager football fan wear , pull up a chair...here we go!
kicked to us and we were unable to score. With 10:16 left
in the first quarter, East Jordan scores, but we stop the
extra point attempt. 6-0 East Jordan. Dustin Thomas's
pass to Tom Gillespie was complete and Tom had a great
run with it taking it to the 29. (1st downPortagers). Our
ball carrier was brought down at the 20 yard line, (4th
and long 3.) Thomas was brought down with a QB keeper, no
score we turn the ball over. Cronkhite and Gillespie
bring down their carrier. Kozelka, Fraley and Hilliard
bring down their QB who was running with a QB keeper.
With 3:09 left in the second quarter the score still
stood 6-0 East Jordan. Our Portagers were holding them
back pretty darn good! (not to be taken in the penalty
sense). There was a flag on the next play with a block in
the back against East Jordan. Another flag on the next
play for holding against East Jordan. 3rd and 25 on the
next play and ball out of bounds. Dustin Thomas brings
their receiver down, but East Jordan gets their 4th down.
With 2;22 left in the second quarter, there is a flag on
the play in the backfield and it is holding against East
Jordan. Immediately followed by another flag against East
Jordan for Unsportsman like conduct. 25 yards of
penalties for East Jordan. 4th down and long and East
Jordan calls a timeout.East Jordan punts to OHS and yet
another flag penalty against East Jordan. OHS accepts
penalty and pushes another 5 yards. The next kick to OHS
brought another flag on play , this time against the
Our Portagers take a knee for an injured East Jordan player.
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Sr. Justin Gronostalski glances quickly back at me and smiles. Football season is here!
Coach Miller wraps some scrapped fingers on another Portager player. These boys fought hard tonight in the heat and produced some awesome tackles and plays
In the foreground, Coach (aka DR.)Miller works on #86 Sr. Dan Kilpatricks arm as the teams ready for the next play.
Summer seems to have finally arrived and just in time for Football? The Coaches made sure the team kept well hydrated in the heat. # 19 Anthony Reedy and # 84 Clayton Sietzer take a welcomed drink of water.
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