Forest Park (in white) and West Iron County varsity football players line up to shake hands and wish each other well after going head-to-head during a scrimmage at Nelson Field Aug. 23. Both teams play this Friday, Aug. 30—the Trojans are at Bark River-Harris, and West Iron plays at Munising. Both teams play at home Sept. 6. The varsity football season continues into late October.
IRON RIVER—During its scrimmage with Forest Park Aug. 23, West Iron coaches spotted five mistakes—things like false starts or motion penalties. That means five “hills.” Instead of running laps for mistakes, everybody does hills: They run from the Nelson Field track up to the top of the terraced hill just north of the grandstand and back down again. “Five hills” means five round trips.
The lead back finds a big hole, and the ball-carrier is quick to follow during a West Iron practice last week. First week drills focused on routes, timing and assignments, as the Wykons get ready to open their season in Munising Aug. 30.