The Albion College Britons fell to Millikin University this past weekend in non-league play. Though the 30-13 loss at home brings them to a season record of 0-3, the team remains confident in their ability to turn the season around.
“We need to start believing that we are a good team and that we are championship caliber,” said Brian Spencer, East Lansing first-year and wide receiver for the Britons. “The biggest thing is that we need to come together and mesh as a team. As soon as team chemistry improves, I believe play will follow suit.”
The game against Millikin had several highlights, one of which was a reception by Spencer for a 39-yard score in the fourth quarter. The pass was thrown by Spencer Krauss, Tipton first-year.
“The offensive line played very well,” Krauss said. “We have a couple of weeks of practice now to get us really rolling as a team.”
Krauss had 123 passing yards and 13 completed passes in the game.
“My favorite moment of Saturday’s game was my touchdown catch,” Gunsorek said. “That catch was my first receiving touchdown of my college career.”
With a lot of young talent, the Britons have high hopes for the rest of the season.
“We need to execute much better on defense and eliminate the (other teams’) big plays,” said linebacker John Lesinski, Grass Lake sophomore, “but I think we need to keep working hard and keep confidence in ourselves and each other.”
Lesinski and Jacob Lee, Spring Lake senior, led the team in tackles on Saturday, Lesinksi with five solo and two assisted and Lee with seven solo and two assisted. Lesinski also collected one interception for the Britons.
“We need to focus on playing better during the first and last four minutes of each half,” Lee said. “It would put us in great position to finish the game on top.”
The Britons will be practicing for the next week gearing up to open Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association league play on October 3. The Britons will host Olivet College at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium at 1 p.m. for the Albion College homecoming game.