Montague faces new opponent in return to semifinals

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MONTAGUE, Mich. (WOOD) — Montague is back in the state semifinals for the first time since winning back-to-back championships in 2008 and 2009.

But there’s an obstacle in the final drive to Ford Field. The Wildcats (10-2) will play traditional state powerhouse Traverse City St. Francis in Saturday’s Division 6 semifinal.

It will be the teams’ first meeting on the gridiron.

“They’re just focused on the task at hand, even though they have a lot of confidence,” Montague head coach Pat Collins said of his players. “We want confidence and swag going into a game like this. You’ve just got to have that energy and that feel that you know you can do it and our guys have it. It has a lot to do with our regular season more than our postseason, which was a pretty tough regular season. We put them in positions where they had to go through some tough games. That made us better and now were in the position were in.”

Kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Pleasant.

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