Blazers going through summer workouts with new head coach

Chris Dobrowolski

KALKASKA — If Justin Thelan could fast-forward three weeks, he might do it in a heartbeat.

Kalkaska’s first-year football coach is eager for Aug. 12 — the first day that high school football teams around the state can practice — so he can start preparing for the 2019 season. While it might seem like football season is sneakily creeping up on the calendar, the new year can’t come soon enough for the Blazers’ leader, who has been waiting for the moment to arrive for the last seven months since he was picked as the program’s next coach.

“It actually feels like it’s been a long off season,” said Thelan. “I’ve been thinking about it every day for the last seven months. I definitely can’t wait.”


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