Trojans swim past Bulldogs in the league finale
The meet between these two schools always brings out the best and the Tuesday, Oct. 28, meet saw some spirited competition.
Plainwell was the eventual winner besting the Bulldogs by a score of 117-63. The outcome was expected, but what it tells about the conference meet is anyone’s guess.
John DuBois, and his team, is right there in the mix for conference honors again this year, but with the leagues new additions of Sturgis, Harper Creek and Marshall it has created a new way of thinking.
DuBois said, “We’ve been hitting it pretty heavy and now we’re going to go into a little bit of a rest before the conference meet (Friday-Saturday, Nov. 7-8).
“This year is going to be a lot different than the past conference meets. With the new schools, there will be more depth and there are four schools in the hunt right now so it should be a fun Friday and an exciting Saturday.”
He feels the team is peaking and they looked good in the Bulldog pool winning the Medley relay and the 400 free relay to go with seven individual events.
The Bulldogs won the 200 free relay missing the state cut by a .5 seconds and two individual events.
Even though Otsego is not one of the top four teams entering the conference meet, there is much the Bulldogs can do and coach Darryl Belton would like to see some of it happen for the team.
“We really would like to screw up somebody’s party at the conference meet,” Belton said. “It’s a whole different atmosphere during the conference meet. It’s one thing to swim in that pool on a Tuesday and another whole thing to swim there during the conference meet.”
Both teams saw some encouraging things from their younger swimmers.
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