Baldwin players focus on conditioning


BALDWIN —  Demetrius Kane is getting ready for his senior season of football and isn’t afraid of looking at some lofty goals for the Baldwin Panthers.

Kane and other players have been at the weight room and football field in recent days working on their conditioning. He and several teammates were recently working out at Camp Grayling.

“I’ve been in the weight room pretty much and 7-on-7 (passing games) at Scottville,” he said. “It went pretty good. We played Scottville (Mason County Central) and Ludington.”

Brenton Childress was quarterback for those games. He’s the brother of Braeden Childress, also a Panther quarterback.

“We did pretty good for the amount of people we had,” Kane said. “We want to get ready for the first day, Aug. 28, and Reed City.”

The Panthers open the season at Reed City.

“There’s been about 12 people,” Kane, a wide receiver and running back, said of the weight-room sessions.

Another senior, Jacob Burton, who plays offensive guard and defensive end, started coming to the weight-room sessions last week.

“We do an hour of weight-lifting, then we go out and do some conditioning,” Burton said.

He’s among the Baldwin players that have been through the routine before and realizes the importance of working out in July.

“We’re looking pretty good,” Burton said. “(Sessions) will get more intense so we can be prepared.”

Burton was also involved with the basketball team, which has just about finished its summer schedule.

“We’re looking pretty good,” Burton said. “Summer always helps.”