Opening night for Lansing Eastern football season

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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- Football season is here and so is Sports Blitz.

St. Ambrose University's first football game against Trinity Bible College has been cancelled. (MGN)

Thursday marks opening night for the Lansing Eastern high school football season. It's also opening night for the school's new field.

News 10's Kellan Buddy and the Sports Blitz crew are at Lansing Eastern to give us a look around and there are plenty of big story-lines heading into the 2019 high school football season.

One of the biggest, perhaps, lies just off of Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing.

The Lansing Eastern Quakers are looking to start their new season on a high note, and for the first time in years, they will have legitimate home-field advantage. They'll be playing in front of their own crowd at their own stadium.

But for the Quakers, it's not just a new place to play football.

"These kids haven't had the opportunity to really truly defend something that was their home, so we're really pushing that in their heads," Jordan Morgan, Lansing Eastern head coach said.

It's the start of a new era for Lansing Eastern, and with their new stadium, a new chance to reset.

"There's a lot of pressure on us this year. This losing streak has been too long, so I'm trying to tell them to embrace the pressure and use that as fuel," Morgan said.

The Quakers have lost 38 straight games, the second longest losing streak in the state. Each team has a chance for a fresh start this year, starting off at 0-0.

"Hopefully this first game really brings out a lot of alumni, and if we can get a win in the first game, second week will be Everett, crosstown rivals, we're really hoping that can spark us into a winning streak," Morgan said.

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