t was never going to be easy, and it was never going to be perfect. That was a given.
But how do you follow up a 26-2 season with a run to the state championship game?
Last season the Chassell Panthers opened their season by losing to L’Anse. Then, they rattled off 26 straight wins, beating the odds and heading downstate for the state title game. Signs wishing the team good luck lined the roads on the way out of town, as the Panthers made the trek to the game and into Chassell history.
They ended up losing in the final to Adrian Lenawee Christian, led by player of the year and Division I prospect Bree Salenbien, but the season was extraordinary nonetheless.
But that was last season. So again, how do you follow that up?