Kingsford's 2014 football schedule includes a state powerhouse with a high caliber quarterback.
DeWitt, runner-up in the 2013 Division 3 state championship, and Central Michigan University-bound quarterback Jake Johnson will invade Flivver Field on Friday, Sept. 5.
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DeWitt quarterback Jake Johnson tries to pull away in last year’s Division 3 state title game.
"DeWitt coach Rob Zimmerman says Johnson is clearly the best quarterback he's had in his glittering 15-year career," Lansing State Journal columnist Tim Staudt wrote.
Johnson (6-foot-2, 202 pounds), who was recruited by several Big Ten Conference schools, has made a verbal commitment to the Chips. He can sign a letter of intent in February.
"Johnson wanted to get his recruiting over in time to concentrate on his senior season," wrote Staudt, noting the Panthers have not gone through a losing season since 1999.
Flivver fans can get a look at Johnson when FOX Sports Detroit re-airs the 2013 DeWitt-Zeeland West state final at 4 p.m. Saturday. Also of area interest, Division 7's Ishpeming-Detroit Loyola, 1 p.m. Saturday; Division 5's Menominee-Grand Rapids West Catholic, 5 p.m. Monday, and Division 8's Muskegon Catholic Central-Beal City, 8 a.m. Tuesday.
For area players looking forward to the coming season, may I suggest the 19th annual Dickinson Area Football Fundamentals & Skills Camp. Sessions, with top instructors involved, will take place Tuesday, June 24, through Thursday, June 26, at Flivver Field.
Brochures are available at the Kingsford High School office. For more information, contact camp coordinator Chris Hofer at 906-396-0104.
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