LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Lansing Catholic nearly completed an undefeated season in 2014. The Cougars, who were 13-and-1, lost a heart-breaker in the D-5 title game at Ford Field.
Jim Ahern is back for season number 7 as head coach, and he’s got one of the best players in Michigan.
Future Minnesota Golden-Gopher, Tony Poljan, who’s been a starter seemingly forever. He’s back as quarterback for his senior year.
The Cougars left town for a camp at Fort Custer in Battle Creek last week, but now they’re back on campus, reaching for the ultimate goal.
“I can’t wait. After we went to the state final last year it made me wanna get back so bad. I was so mad after the way it ended last year and I think the whole team is ready. We had a really, really good camp,” said Joel Collinson, Lansing Catholic senior nose guard.
Reporter: “Are they motivated by the sting of that lost title game?”
“Oh yeah, they’ve worked extremely hard this summer and the whole off season. Our kids worked harder in the weight room, some went out and got individual trainers, but the only one that counts is Waverly and they’ve got a really good team. We’ve gotta be ready for them,” said Jim Ahern, 7th season as Lansing Catholic football coach.
Reporter: “You guys are champing at the bit. I can see it in your face.”
“We have a scrimmage this week, once we get through that, it’s onto Waverly.”