FOOTBALL: Marine City wins high-scoring affair, claims D4 state title |
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Entering Friday night’s Division 4 state championship game at Ford Field, Marine City was well aware that if it wanted to be the champs, it had to beat the champs.
Plain and simple.
Facing defending state champion Grand Rapids South Christian, Marine City had its hands full, but flurried late to pull away for an exciting 49-35 win and its first state title in six years.
Mariners head coach Ron Glodich said that he was confident if the game was close by the time the fourth quarter came around, he knew his team would be able to come out on top
Tied 28-28 with five minutes left to play in the third quarter, Marine City scored three of the final four touchdowns of the evening to collect the crown.
“I told my guys that if we stayed with them until the fourth quarter, then I guaranteed that you’d have more in your tank than what they do,” Glodich said. “And that proved