NORTON SHORES – Saturday’s Division 2 soccer semifinal at Sailor Stadium was emotional for lots of people.
Maybe no one felt it greater than Traverse Metropolis Central coach Eric Schugars and his father, Jack Schugars, who made their Muskegon homecoming within the massive sport in opposition to Mona Shores.
Host Mona Shores defeated Traverse Metropolis Central, 43-30, to earn a spot in subsequent week’s state finals at Ford Subject. The highest-ranked, defending state champion Sailors (11-0) will face Warren De La Salle (7-4) in a 1 p.m. Friday matchup.
Traverse Metropolis Central wraps up a extremely profitable season with a 9-2 document. Final week, the Trojans captured their first regional title since 1988.
This season has been an emotional curler coaster for Schugars father and son. Jack Schugars, the legendary Oakridge coach who now assists his son’s workforce, misplaced spouse Julie in August.
MLive multimedia specialist Cory Morse caught up with Eric and Jack Schugars after the sport, in addition to Mona Shores coach Matt Koziak. Watch the video above to see and listen to the emotion from Schugars father and son.