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UM-Flint football readies for upcoming season

FLINT— The University of Michigan-Flint’s club football squad is currently going through the roster trimming process as the Kodiaks prepare for their third season on the turf at Atwood Stadium.

The Kodiaks struggled down the stretch last year after dominating Xavier in their opener, 35-3. This year, however, the roster seems to be much deeper, and with Dan Pilgrim making the move from offensive coordinator to head coach, this could be a banner year for Michigan-Flint.

The Kodiaks begin on Sept. 9 at Denison University, before facing Ohio State’s club team on the road on Sept. 16. UM-Flint will then make it’s home debut on Sept. 22 against Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, with homecoming occurring the following week when the Kodiaks host Loyola University of Chicago on Sept. 29.

In their final home game of the year, the Kodiaks will take on Wright State on Oct. 6, who was victorious over Michigan-Flint a year ago. UM-Flint then hits the road for the final four games, including at Loyola-Chicago on Oct. 13, at Xavier on Oct. 20, at Miami of Ohio on Oct. 27, and at Adrian on November 4.

The Kodiaks roster has yet to be finalized, but is sure to feature several former prep stars from high schools all across the area. If you are interested in ticket information or want to see if there are any locals from your area who are currently vying for a spot on the team visit, — B.P.

Pro-Am scramble on the slate

LAPEER — Michigan Adaptive Golf will host an 18-hole scramble at Rolling Hills Golf Club, 3274 Davison Rd. on Friday, Sept. 21. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. and pre-registration required at 810-342-4345. Golfers can sign up in two-, three- or four-person teams. Cost is $40 per person and includes 18 holes with cart, hot dogs at the turn and lunch and prizes following. Each four-person team will include at least one golfer with a disability. Details: Monica Haubenstricker at 810-342-4345. — L.P.

Upcoming gridiron offering

GRAND BLANC — The department of Parks and Recreation is offering a 7-on-7 Flag Football program for kids in grades 2-3. Games will be played at Creasey Bicentenial Park in the outfield of field number one over the course of seven weeks on Saturdays from Sept. 8-Oct. 20, parctices will occur once a week for 90 minutes and while flags, jerseys and mouthpeices are provided, athletes must bring their own pants/shorts and cleats.

Also being offered by the department is a 1st Step Football program for kids in first grade designed to introduce kids to the game using tools such as a mini football, cones and a drill/skill manual. Sessions will take place on Saturdays from 1130 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:35- 1 p.m. at Creasey on field number five for six weeks from Sept. 8- Oct. 6. Details: — M.S.

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