2017-09-13 / Sports

LakeVille gridsters will have to have short-term memory

BY LISA PAINE
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(Left) LakeVille’s varsity team listens intently to coach David Gardner during play on Aug. 24 
Photos by Lisa Paine (Left) LakeVille’s varsity team listens intently to coach David Gardner during play on Aug. 24 Photos by Lisa Paine OTISVILLE — This week’s football practices for the LakeVille varsity will likely include a lot of fundamental review and taking care of the football. With Corunna coming to the Falcons’ place Friday, the bitter taste left after last week’s 56-0 shutout by Montrose will have to be washed away and forgotten about. Coaches often tell players to rely on short-term memory and forget about what has happened and look ahead. Easier said than done when you are dealing with young teenagers, but that will be key going forward.

LakeVille opened the season with a thrilling backand forth win over visiting Atherton, then found out just how strong its new league opponents are. LakeVille, as many know, moved back to the Genesee Area Conference- Red this season looking for more parity for its teams. Unfortunately, as coach David Gardner said after last week’s loss to Montrose, the schedule is still very tough.


(Below) LakeVille’s quarterback, Nathan Athey, lines up against Atherton on Aug. 24. Atherton was LakeVille’s first and only win of the season heading into Week Four. (Below) LakeVille’s quarterback, Nathan Athey, lines up against Atherton on Aug. 24. Atherton was LakeVille’s first and only win of the season heading into Week Four. “Our schedule is so front heavy with Goodrich after Corunna and then we see Mt. Morris and Durand,” said Gardner. “This was a just a tough loss for us. We have to move on and get ready for the next opponent.”

Corunna lost to Byron 42-35 last Friday, so both teams will be looking for the win. Byron had also handed LakeVille a significant 46-6 loss on Sept. 1. Not to put the cart before the horse, but regardless of whether or not LakeVille secures the win on Friday, it then has to face currently 3-0 Goodrich before seeing the parity in the league. As of Friday’s games, Mt. Morris is 1-2, Durand is winless at 0-3, Lake Fenton is 2-1 and Bentley is also winless at 0-3.

“We are going to get better every week,” said Gardner.

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