FLINT — Last season was a turning point for the Flint Fury, a semi-pro football team in the Great Lakes Football League (GLFL). After years of struggling in the Mid-Continental Football League, the Fury made the move to the GLFL last season and have flourished ever since.
The Fury have continued their success so far this season, standing at 4-0 in the GLFL and 4-1 overall. Flint opened the season at Atwood Stadium on May 25 with a pre-season loss to the Michigan Gators before ripping off four consecutive victories to float to the top of the GLFL.
Flint began league play on June 1 with a 24-20 triumph over the Lakeshore Cougars before traveling to the Detroit area for a 16-0 thumping of the Michigan Vipers on June 8. The Fury returned home the following week with a 33-30 comeback victory, which was led by Carman-Ainsworth graduate Richard Beaguard’s 185 total yards, including 136 on the ground and a twopoint conversion.
Wide Receiver Jerry Weston played a pivotal role in the win, catching two balls for 88 yards and two touchdowns, the first of which, a 65-yarder, shifted the momentum back to the Fury after quickly falling behind, 14-0. Receiver Kadarwin Thompson added to the effort with a 50-yard touchdown catch and quarterback Dontrail Lee led the way on the ground and in the air with 302 yards and three touchdowns while running another across the goal line.
In their most recent contest, Flint dismantled the visiting Pontiac Storm, 25- 9, to put the squad at 4-0 in league play, tying the Fury for first place in the GLFL with the 4-0 Detroit Seminoles. Beaguard had another solid day on the ground, leading the rushing game and finding the endzone, while Weston continued his downfield ability, snagging three balls for 148 yards and a touchdown.
Locally, several former Cavaliers are on the Fury roster, including Beaguard, Stephan Fagan, Cameron Bradley and Jarvis Reed.
The Fury will face their toughest test of the year thus far at Atwood Stadium on Saturday, hosting the Southern Michigan Timberwolves, 6-1 overall, 3- 1 GLFL. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. Flint’s final home game will take place on July 27 against the Michigan Vipers.