BALDWIN — Ian Lemieux was coming off an injured ankle a week ago but hopes to be ready to go this week when Baldwin has its home opener against Mesick in 8-player football action.

The Panthers haven’t played since Aug. 25 when they lost 71-0 at Camden-Frontier. Lemieux injured his ankle in the game.

A scheduled home game against Bear Lake on Friday was canceled because of storm damage in the Baldwin area.

It’s his sophomore season.

“(Camden-Frontier) was a really good team,” Lemieux said. “They had nothing but juniors and seniors We’ve got two freshmen starters.”

Lemieux, who is 6-feet, 290 pounds, is a fullback.

“I’m strong and go up the middle a lot,” he said. “I would say I’m pretty quick.”

Lemieux has been a middle linebacker on defense.

“I’m a very sure tackler,” he said. “I’m trying improve my speed to become a better back and a better linebacker. I’m working on my ankle to make sure it’s fully healed.

“We have to work together as a team and tackle well.”