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Saline opens up the 2015 season with 37-24 win over Rockford

Football   | Ben Szilagy

Saline opens up the 2015 season with 37-24 win over Rockford

Saline — There is a tremendous amount of pressure surrounding Hornet stadium after last year’s squad reached the first MHSAA Division 1 State Championship game.

Saline coach Joe Palka wanted to test his Hornets with a traditional state power Rockford to find out what kind of team he had, and if they’d continue last year’s legacy.

"Two strong programs to open the season is what you always look for when you create a schedule. We lost a lot of guys from last year’s team. Playing well like we did in the season opener, gives our young guys a lot of confidence,” he said.

“It also tells us our expectations for the program are strong. Our kids want to continue that legacy.”
The 2015 season is off to an impressive start.

The Hornets controlled every facet of the game on its way to a 37-24 win over the Rams on Friday night.

The night didn’t start the way senior quarterback Josh Jackson