It looks like senior night was a bit unnecessary for the Spring Lake football team.
The Lakers will have one more game at Thomas Grabinski Field this season, as they begin the playoffs at home Friday night against Belding.
It will be the first time Spring Lake has hosted a playoff game in more than a decade.
Spring Lake players and coaches gathered at the high school on Sunday to eat pizza, watch the Selection Sunday Show and learn their fate.
There was a lot of cheering when the Lakers found out they were going to kick off the postseason at home.
“We get to bring a home playoff game to Grabinski,” senior captain Zach Anderson said. “I was so excited to find out if we got to play at home, to play at our field one more time. (After) going against Tri-County I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to play here again — but we were able to bring it home.”
“I think it is (an advantage),” coach Jerry Rabideau said. “When you go 8-1 you’re hoping to get one. This has just been a great season for the kids, and this is a great field and a great environment to play at. I’m just happy for the players — especially the seniors — to be able to play at Grabinski again.”
Coaches and players said they did not know much about this year’s Belding squad — yet.
Belding will come to Spring Lake with a 6-3 record, 3-2 in the O-K Blue Conference.
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