WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Every year, 256 teams make the state playoffs, and for 26 years, Wyoming Godwin Heights hasn't been one of them.
"Man, that's a while. It'll be great, like we never had it," said senior running back Reggie Thompson.
Football had been a struggle for the perennial basketball powerhouse school. So much so that head coach Andy Dent decided to cancel the varsity season in 2012, to give the young team a chance to compete and rebuild a stronger program later.
"Our freshman then, now are seniors. These were the players that we rebuilt the program with. Coach Dent, I think that was the toughest decision he had to make as a coach," said assistant coach Jeff Corey, "And I'm here to tell you that was the best decision that Coach Dent has made."