Frankenmuth football is hungry for a championship

Published: Aug. 22, 2023 at 10:01 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 22, 2023 at 11:40 PM EDT
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SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - The Frankenmuth football team lost in heartbreaking fashion in the state championship game last season.

After that loss, the Eagles are hungrier than ever to win a state title.

Frankenmuth ranked up 13 wins a year ago and open their season at the Big House against Division 4 runner-up Goodrich.

“Super high right now, everybody’s been working super hard. A lot of the seniors are working their tails off. Juniors are really stepping up this year. You know we had a good group last year, made it all the way to Ford Field and we’re hoping to do it again,” said Griffin Baker, a Frankenmuth senior and linebacker/running back.

Colin Main, a fellow senior and a defensive end/tight end for the team, said the community will be supporting them.

“You know we’re all pumped. It’s going to be a big game. A lot of people, our whole community is going to be there, ready for us. Just going to play our hearts out,” he said.

Phil Martin, Frankenmuth’s head football coach, said he expects the community to be just as loud and excited as they were last year.

“Our community support is just awesome. Like you said, they’re here when we’re winning, when we’re losing, wherever we’re playing. I really expect them to be loud and vocal and excited down at the Big House just like we were all season last year,” Martin said.

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