MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Munising Mustangs were back at the Superior Dome Wednesday afternoon, getting ready for their Division 8 semifinal game against Beal City.
Munising defeated Indian River Inland Lakes, St. Ignace, and Forest Park to reach the semifinals for the first time since 1980. The Aggies will be a formidable foe for the Mustangs. Beal City has made it to the state championship game the last two seasons. To prep for the Aggies, Mustangs head coach Jeff Seaberg made a phone call to a team that defeated Beal City during the regular season.
“I talked to (Ishpeming) Coach (Jeff) Olson and we were able to get some film from him to help us out,” said Seaberg. “They played Beal City a few weeks back in sloppy weather. I don’t think Beal City did as many things as they could possibly in the (Superior) Dome.
“They have some athletic kids at defensive end and linebacker,” Seaberg added about Beal City. “They’re a tough team, well coached, and very disciplined.”
“They like to run the ball a lot, that’s mostly what they do,” said Mustangs wide receiver Andy Cooper. “They have some big lineman that like to get to the linebackers, so us defensive backs and linebackers will have to make some tackles and hopefully are defensive lineman can hold up the linemen.”
“If we do everything like we’re taught against Beal City, we will succeed just like we did against Forest Park,” said Mustangs lineman Cody McInnis. “We believe in ourselves– it helps us get through all of the games.”
Friday’s game is set for 7 p.m. at the Superior Dome.