The Buccaneers are trying to get their swagger back after a pair of disappointing seasons.
Muskegon Catholic Central, on the other hand, hopes to avoid complacency after winning last year’s Division 8 state championship.
Fruitport is looking to familiarize a new cast of characters with its offensive script, while rival Spring Lake wants its players to know what it feels like to win the Lakes Eight once again.
Football teams across the state of Michigan celebrated new beginnings on Monday — the official start of the 2014 season.
At Grand Haven, the Buccaneers took the field under the watchful eye of new coach Jason Duram.
“Today is all about building off the things we’ve done all summer,” said Duram, who served as the Bucs’ defensive coordinator the last several seasons. He’ll continue to serve as defensive coordinator while also serving as the program’s interim head coach after Mike Farley left earlier this summer.
Duram said the Bucs hope to build their success by playing as a team.
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