Baldwin JV team loses first game

The Panthers were too much against Grand Traverse
The Panthers were too much against Grand Traverse

BALDWIN — Mesick proved to be too much for Baldwin’s junior varsity football team in the season debut on Aug. 25.

But the good news for the Panthers is they get another crack at Mesick with a home game on Thursday at Baldwin.

Mesick prevailed in the JV opener 36-0.

“We played a good game, a solid game,” athletic director Shawn Williams said. “There were no injuries. They came out on top 36-0. Mesick capitalized on some turnovers and we didn’t.

“HB Nichols was the quarterback and led the way. We had a team of 11, freshmen and sophomores.”

The JVs were coached by Michael Anderson and Lonie Donald, who also are varsity assistants.

“They’re doing a wonderful job,” Williams said. “It was our first game. We got some game time and experience. From now on, we know what we have to work on. These guys will stick with JVs for now so they can get some playing time and experience.”