High school football teams around the area have spent the last nine weeks aiming for playoffs. The Au Gres-Sims Wolverines are quite familiar with making an appearance in the postseason.
The North Star League Little Dipper championship belonged to the Wolverines for two straight years. The program finally gave up the title to Posen after a close 46-42 loss on October 20. Yet, those results do not matter as their focus shifts to the task ahead. “After a game like that, our kids were crushed,” said Head Coach Brian Sanchez. “They’re going to come in this week with aggression.”
Injuries continue to trouble Au Gres-Sims. Yet, the coaching staff has come up with a band-aid solution to the problem. “We kind of take for granted that injuries do happen,” he said. “We’re repping them all and we’re not leaving any stone unturned.”
The Wolverines face a tough task ahead. The team plays the 8-1 Mount Pleasant Irish in their playoff opener. There’s no doubt that Au Gres-Sims is up to the challenge. “Everything they have in the tank, I want them to leave it on the field,” he said. “You play till you lose and we just have to go out there and fight for that next game.”
Au Gres-Sims travels to Mount Pleasant on October 28 at 7 p.m.