Area football teams return for 2018 season

Chris Dobrowolski

REGION — Like all his teammates, Grant Papineau has enjoyed reveling in Central Lake-Ellsworth’s football state championship for the past nine months.

But, as of Monday, that was last year.

“It’s a new season,” said Papineau, noting the Trojans have shifted focus to the 2018 season. ““It’s exciting. I always look forward to football season. Getting ready to go out and have a good time again. It’s been pretty much front and center on my mind. I’m just really excited to be playing again.”

It's a sentiment that was shared across the region, as well as the entire state as football teams throughout Michigan took part in their first practices — officially kicking off the athletic calendar for the 2018-19 school year.



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