3 former Mona Shores players on the field for Western vs. Buffalo

Mona Shores influence on Buffalo WMU Game

NORTON SHORES, MICH. - Sailor Country will be watching Kalamazoo this weekend.

Mona Shores football coach Matt Koziak says a large group of teachers, coaches and students have tickets to the game between Western Michigan University and the University of Buffalo.

Three former Shores players are on those two teams.

Asantay Brown and Hunter Broersma play for the unbeaten WMU Broncos. Tyree Jackson is the University of Buffalo's starting quarterback.

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The trio of players helped Mona Shores reach the playoffs for the first time ever in 2013.

In 2014, Jackson and Broersma lead Shores to the state finals.

Tyree Jackson's parents, Fluarry and Susan, say their son's ability to play Saturday will be a game-time decision. Tyree suffered an injury in Buffalo's game last Saturday.

The injury does not requite surgery, but could keep Jackson from taking the field Saturday, Nov. 19.

"Crossing our fingers, not sure what is happening Saturday yet," said Susan.

According to Susan, Tyree has already broken some freshman quarterback records at the University of Buffalo.

The Jackson's have made the eight-hour drive to Buffalo for all of Tyree's home games.

"We got a system, I am the driver and she is the navigator," said Fluarry.

This away, game in Kalamazoo, will be special -- in part because of the coverage from ESPN's College GameDay program.

The game is one of the biggest in all of college football this weekend.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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