MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) — Muskegon’s city commission recognized two lakeshore schools Tuesday night for their stellar performance this past football season.
Last year was a great year to be a Muskegon sports fan, with two teams making it all the way to play for the state title.
The Muskegon Big Reds ended up falling to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.
The Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders, however, completed a perfect season with a win over Munising.
Players and coaches gathered at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting. Each team was presented with a certificate for its hard work over the season.
The city will also install signs along the highway recognizing their accomplishments.
We spoke with Muskegon Catholic Central’s head coach Steve Czerwon, who says the attention means a lot to his team.
“It’s just great when the city commission takes a bit out of their busy schedule and their meeting to recognize the hard work and the effort these kids put in,” he said. “It lets you know that a lot of people are watching you and pulling for you, and I think it means a lot to the kids to be recognized like this.”
Both schools have won three state championships in the last three years.
Muskegon Catholic Central has won 26 consecutive games.