The excitement reverberates off the walls of Spring Lake High School these days.
The Lakers are in the midst of one of their most successful stretches in school history.
The girls golf team recently played third in the state, and the boys tennis squad finished fifth.
The girls cross country team is ranked No. 3 heading into next weekend’s state finals, and the volleyball team is having one of its best seasons in recent memory.
To top it all off, the Lakers’ boys soccer team will play in the Division 2 state semifinals on Wednesday, and Spring Lake’s football squad hosts a playoff game for the first time since 2005 on Friday.
“There’s no question, the excitement is tremendous,” said athletic director Cavin Mohrhardt. “We’ve got so many teams doing well. It’s hard because it all happens at one time. It’s mass chaos right now, but these memories will last forever.
“Everybody’s feeding off what tennis and golf started. It’s exciting. It’s busy right now, so I’m sure a lot of us won’t be able to enjoy it until it’s over.
“I can’t think of any time we’ve had this much success at one time, in one season. It says a lot about our athletes and our coaches.”
Tickets for Friday’s playoff game will be on sale the day of the game from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Gates will open at 6 p.m., one hour before kickoff.
Mohrhardt stressed that, because this is an MHSAA-sponsored event, all tickets are $5, and no passes or discounts will be accepted.