The Saugatuck High School football team has been to the state title game before, but they have never won the state championship.
They have another chance Saturday morning, Nov. 25. The Indians from Saugatuck meet Pewamo-Westphalia in Ford Field at 10 a.m. for the Division 7 state title.
Some fans are driving down to cheer in person, others are gathering in Spectators Sports Bar to watch the action on 28 television screens. Spectators is the unofficial headquarters for Saugatuck athletics.
“We are not a large community,” says Spectators co-owner Pat Paquette. “There are not a lot of year-round residents. But the ones that live here year round fully support the athletic program at Saugatuck High School. We will have a pretty rowdy crowd for the ball game.”
Saugatuck always has trouble with Pewamo-Westphalia, but fans believe this is their year.
“Definitely,” says Jeanne Read. “We love the Indians. Go Saugatuck!"
“We played Pewamo-Westphalia like four times and lost to them four times in a row,” said Saugatuck fan Douglas Land. “We are all thinking we are due.”
There was a parade in Saugatuck when the football team won their semi-final game. Supporters have not said how they will celebrate if they team wins the championship.
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