Green's season opener at Lake is already expected to be a tough task for the Bulldogs, but the injury bug isn’t helping matters either.
Ten players missed last week’s final scrimmage against New Philadelphia due to injury. None of the injuries are too serious and coach Tom Stacy expects half of the players to be back for Friday’s game. For a team that has just 60 on its roster though, any injury can be devastating.
Green and Lake opened last season with a thrilling 39-30 game that the Blue Streaks won. Green led with two minutes remaining in the contest.
“I think they are very similar this year, they are really solid,” Stacy said.
“We got a lot of work to do this week,” he said. “They are a good solid football team who aren’t going to make many mistakes.”
Game 1: Green (0-0 Suburban League) @ Lake (0-0, 0-0 Federal League)
Where: Lake Stadium