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BREAKING NEWS: Inkster & Buena Vista shuttered, brings curtain down on stellar athletic departments

   | Scott Burnstein

BREAKING NEWS: Inkster & Buena Vista shuttered, brings curtain down on stellar athletic departments

Wave goodbye to Inkster and Saginaw Buena Vista.

Their sports programs, too.

Because of the economic crisis taking place in their respective cities, the two high schools closed their doors this week, bringing an end to a pair of athletic programs that boasted impressive histories.

Inkster’s influence can be felt heavily in Ann Arbor right now, as former Vikings’ all-state field general Devin Garnder is the starting quarterback at the University of Michigan and Cameron Gordon, his high school teammate at Inkster, is a standout for the Wolverines at linebacker and on special teams.

Under head coach Greg Carter, Inkster appeared in three state championship games in four years in the late 2000s (2006, 2008, 2009). Gardner was the signal-caller for Carter on the 2008 and 2009 squads.