Big Rapids celebrates the Ferris National Soccer Championship

BIG RAPIDS – Despite the heavy lake-effect snow, downtown Big Rapids was bustling with activity Saturday afternoon to celebrate the Ferris State Football Team’s second straight national title.

Despite cold winds and intermittent heavy snowfall, several Ferris teams highlighted by the two-time defending champions were celebrated Saturday, March 18 in downtown Big Rapids with speeches from Mayor Fred Guenther, head football coach Tony Annese. Ferris State President Bill Pink, athletic director Steve Brockelbank and starting quarterback Mylik Mitchell.

Mayor Guenther delivered a statement of appreciation for the team’s successful season and national title win through the Colorado School of Mines.

“We have to thank this football team for putting us back on the map,” said Mayor Fred Günther.

Head Coach Tony Annese thanked several people on stage, from his many other staff coaches, to the mayor for the parade, to Rob Bentley, Ferris’ director of media information, for his help in coordinating this celebration.


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