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Memorial Day is Monday, May 29
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868. There will be a Memorial Day service at the Grass Lake Veteran's Memorial next to the library on Monday beginning at 10:00 AM, followed by a procession to the east cemetery on E. Michigan Avenue across from the Pious Union Church for a recognition of veterans.
DATES TO REMEMBER
  • Monday, May 29 - No School - Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, May 31 - Little Warriors Preschool Graduation
  • Sunday, June 4 - High School Senior Graduation
  • Monday, June 5 - Kindergarten Graduation
  • Wednesday, June 7 - Half Day of School for All Students
  • Thursday, June 8 - Last Day of School - Half Day of School for All Students
GRASS LAKE FOOTBALL HISTORY DOCUMENTED ON FOX SPORTS
Recently Fox Sports Detroit filmed a short documentary about Grass Lake football and its rich history. Featured in the video are current players Jonathan Lutchka and Jacob Tietsema, current Head Coach Randy Cole, and members of the 1968 undefeated team, Coach John Seckinger, and players Mike Howe and Gary Siegrist. This video was shot soon after the 1968 team had been inducted into the Grass Lake Warrior Athletic Hall of Fame. Go to http://www.foxsports.com/detroit/story/warriors-get-a-on-history-lesson-video-112516 to view this video.
Football


2006 Division 7 State Runner-Ups
 


2016 Grass Lake Varsity Football Team

2016 Grass Lake Jr. Varsity Football Team
 
2016 8th Grade Football Team

2016 7th Grade Football Team

2016 Varsity Coaches
Head Coach - Randy Cole
Assistant Coaches - Eric McCalla, Chris Reul, Anthony Cole, Dan Rigg

2016 Junior Varsity Coaches
John Lesinski, Steven O'Hotzke, Fred O'Hotzke

2016 Middle School Coaches
Tony Horner, Joe Pine, Dwayne Swetland
Team Announcements
2017 "Fear the Spear" Football Camp Announced -
The Grass Lake High School coaching staff will be hosting the 2017 “Fear the Spear” Football Camp, which will be held at Grass Lake High School Monday, July 10th through Thursday, July 13, 6–8:30 PM each day. This camp is for all Jackson area football players entering grades 1-12 for the 2017-2018 school year. Cost is $30 before July 1 and $40 after July 1, or at the door. Family rate for 2 or more is $55 before July 1 and $70 after July 1. Cost includes a camp shirt. Go to http://bit.ly/2qoECWi for more information and to access a printable registration form.
Youth Football Sign-Ups May 22 and June 26
ATTENTION GRASS LAKE STUDENTS GOING INTO THE 3RD THROUGH 6TH GRADES THIS FALL!
Grass Lake Youth Football will be having SIGN UPS on Monday May 22nd, and Monday June 26th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at Grass Lake High School. This league will give the opportunity for Grass Lake teams to play a schedule of six games against various Jackson County schools. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Any player who signs up and pays at MAY 22ND EVENT ONLY will receive a $25 discount off registration. Go to http://bit.ly/2pXSUOV for a complete registration form.
Jake Horner Signs with Concordia University
Congratulations to Grass Lake High School Senior Jake Horner as he has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in football and track at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. We wish Jake well as he continues his education and his athletic accomplishments through the end of his senior year, and on into college. Well done Jake!
Lutchka, Tietsema, Molitz Headed for Albion College
Congratulations to Grass Lake High School Seniors (l-r) Jonathan Lutchka, Jacob Tietsema, and Jacob Molitz, as they have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their football careers at Albion College after very successful High School careers in the classroom and in athletics. We are proud of their accomplishments and wish them great success in the future. Go Warriors! Go Britons!
GRASS LAKE FOOTBALL HISTORY DOCUMENTED ON FOX SPORTS
Recently Fox Sports Detroit filmed a short documentary about Grass Lake football and its rich history. Featured in the video are current players Jonathan Lutchka and Jacob Tietsema, current Head Coach Randy Cole, and members of the 1968 undefeated team, Coach John Seckinger, and players Mike Howe and Gary Siegrist. This video was shot soon after the 1968 team had been inducted into the Grass Lake Warrior Athletic Hall of Fame. Go to http://www.foxsports.com/detroit/story/warriors-get-a-on-history-lesson-video-112516 to view this video.
Warriors Named to All-Area Offensive Team
Congratulations to our Grass Lake Warrior Football team members who have been placed on MLive's All-Area Offensive Team. Thanks to Tony Horner for compiling the complete list for us. Go Warriors!
Offense First Team: Jake Horner OT
Offense Second Team: Jacob Molitz, Luke Coppernoll, Jonathan Lutchka
Go to ​http://bit.ly/2g3jALl for the MLive story.
Warriors Named to All-Area Defensive Team
Congratulations to our Grass Lake Warrior Football team members who have been placed on MLive's All-Area Defensive Team. Thanks to Tony Horner for compiling the complete list for us. Go Warriors!
Defense Player of The Year: Zach Forman
Defense First Team: Michael Molitz
Defense Second Team: Jarrod Henry, Nick Plensdorf, Bret Sherwood
Honorable mention: Hayden Cockream, Brett Lockridge
Go to http://bit.ly/2fkkm7E for the MLive story.
Michael Molitz and Zach Forman Named as Sacks Leaders
Congratulations to Grass Lake High School's Michael Molitz for finishing his Senior Varsity Football season ranked second in the State of Michigan in quarterback sacks with 15 on the year, only one back from the State's leader. Also in the Top 25, GLHS Senior Zach Forman was ranked 24th in the State with seven sacks. Well done gentlemen, and thank you for a great season!
Movin' On in the MHSAA Tournament

Congratulations to our Warrior Varsity Football team for their 23-7 victory over Manchester in their MHSAA pre-district game to start the playoffs. The Warriors will now play Napoleon next Friday night at the Joe Bechtel Athletic Complex in the District finals as Napoleon defeated Michigan Center. Go Warriors!


Warrior Football Drops to 7-1
Our Warrior Varsity Football team traveled to Michigan Center for their final Cascades Conference game of the season and came up three points short of a victory, ending up on the short end of a 24-22 score. The Warriors are now 7-1 on the season as they await the naming of their Big 8 Conference opponent where they will play on Friday, October 21.
Warriors Defeat Addison 50-7. Win Conference Title
Grass Lake defeated Addison to clinch at least a share of the Cascades Conference title. While the first Grass Lake unbeaten team at Grass Lake from 1968 was honored at halftime, talk of the 2016 team being the third team to accomplish such a feat has been a goal throughout the season. In MLive's continued extra coverage for this week, they discuss our team's success so far as they have reached 7-0 with at least a share of the Cascades Conference title ensured. http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/6521735601893146137/grass-lake-honors-first-unbeaten-team-in-school-history-aims-to-be-team-three/#incart_river_home
Warriors Tip the Scale 27-12 Over Hanover
On a rainy Homecoming night our Warrior Varsity Football team came away with a 27-12 victory over the Comets of Hanover Horton. While the weather was less than cooperative for the parade and the start of the game, it cleared up for half time making it a very pleasant evening. Our Warriors will play next on Friday, October 7, when the Addison Panthers come to the Joe Bechtel Football Complex.

On an added note for the game tonight. We have been informed by our American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars flag raisers that in the absence of our regularly scheduled national anthem, our student section proceeded to sing the anthem on their own accord. We are so very proud of our students who are very much appreciated by our veterans. Thank you Grass Lake students!!


Warriors Go To 5-0 Heading for Homecoming
Congratulations to our Warrior Varsity Football team for their 50-18 win over the Jayhawks of Vandercook Lake last night at Vandercook Lake. The Warriors are now 5-0 on the season as they prepare for this Friday's Homecoming Game at the Joe Bechtel Football Complex against Hanover Horton. Game time is 7:00 PM. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 5:30 PM from the Grass Lake Middle School east parking lot and proceed west on Grass Lake Road, will turn north on East Avenue, go west on E. Michigan Avenue, south on Lake Street, east on South Street, south on Union Street, and then will proceed to the High School. Go Warriors!
JTV Shares Photo Gallery of GL/Manchester Game
JTV offers a wonderful photo gallery of our Warriors' victory over Manchester on Friday, September 16, that features our players, coaches, band members, cheerleaders, fans, and photos of a special presentation to Marilyn Loveland who recently retired after 50 years of bus driving service for Grass Lake by our Superintendent and Board of Education members. Thank you JTV! http://bit.ly/2d5QZBI
Warrior Football Moves to Top of Cascades Standings
Congratulations to our Warrior Varsity Football team for moving to 4-0 on the season with their 26-0 victory over Manchester last night. Our Warriors are now alone on top of the Cascades Conference standings as they prepare to play at Vandercook Lake on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 PM. Go Warriors! http://bit.ly/2cwQGEn
Warrior Varsity Moves to 3-0. Manchester is Next.
Congratulations to our Warrior Varsity Football team for their 53-0 victory over East Jackson at the Joe Bechtel Football Complex last night at Senior Night. They have moved to 3-0 as they begin to prepare for next week's game against Manchester. http://bit.ly/2cyU3GS
As part MLive's extra coverage of the GL/EJ game, a feature was added highlighting the Vuocolo family, and especially this year's contributors Danny and Joe. http://bit.ly/2cN6DFR.
Congratulations to our Seniors and your parents for your massive contributions to the success of our program and to the level of pride we have for our school district. We are very proud of you all.
Warrior Varsity Football Moves to 2-0
Congratulations to our Varsity Football team for moving to 2-0 with their 36-18 win over Napoleon Friday night. Next week the Warriors will host East Jackson on Senior Night at 7:00 PM as they try to go to 3-0 on the season. Also, remember that September 16 is our Relay for Life game.
Warriors Win Season Opener at Stockbridge
Congratulations to our Warrior Varsity Football team for their 32-18 victory over Stockbridge Friday night in their season opener. Go to http://bit.ly/2bXTg11 for the MLive story. The Warriors next play at Napoleon on Thursday, September 1, as we head into the Labor Day weekend. Our 1-0 JV Warrior Football team will play Napoleon at 6:30 PM Wednesday, August 31, at the Joe Bechtel Football Complex at Grass Lake High School. Go Warriors!
Discussion Topics
2016 Warrior Varsity Football Scores
11/4/2016 Napoleon - 42
Grass Lake - 21
District Championship
10/28/2016 Grass Lake - 23
Manchester - 7
MHSAA Pre-District Game
10/21/2016 Grass Lake - 43
Springport - 27
10/14/2016 Michigan Center - 24
Grass Lake - 22
10/7/2016 Grass Lake - 50
Addison - 6
9/30/2016 Grass Lake - 27
Hanover Horton - 12
9/23/2016 Grass Lake - 50
Vandercook Lake - 18
9/16/2016 Grass Lake - 26
Manchester - 0
9/9/2016 Grass Lake - 53
East Jackson - 0
9/1/2016 Grass Lake - 36
Napoleon - 18
8/26/2016 Grass Lake - 32
Stockbridge - 18

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