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  • James Townsend

Portland’s Brady Krause to continue football career at Alma College

Portland High School senior Brady Krause recently announced that he will be continuing his football career at Alma College next year.

Krause played three years of varsity football, two years of varsity baseball and one year of varsity wrestling in his time at Portland.

During his junior year he helped the football team win a District Championship and Regional Championship before losing in the State Semifinal round to Marine City. Krause led the team in tackles for the year with 91.

During his senior year he helped the team win a CAAC White league Championship and District Championship. Krause was honored with all conference honorable mention and finished his varsity football career with 183 tackles.

During this past summer Krause went to a lineman challenge and won two awards for agility and a bench press competition. He was also invited to attended a linebacker college coach showcase at Legacy where he was selected as one of the top six linebackers out of 75 in attendance.

As for his decision to attend Alma, Krause said he “chose Alma College for the family friendly home town feel. I really liked the coaching staff and loved the campus and the football facilities.”

Krause told the Beacon, “I would like to thank all of the coaches I had during my entire High School Career that shaped me and made me become the player I am today. I also want to thank all of my teammates that I played with that have helped push me to become a better athlete and a better person.”

Portland head football coach John Novara said, “Brady was a three-year starter and a captain of our football team. Brady had to deal with some tough injuries over his senior year, but was able to finish his career at a high level. Brady is a great kid with a great work ethic and was a great football player for us. We are excited for Brady as he continues his football career at Alma college.”

According to the school’s website, Alma College, founded in 1886, is a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty.

The Alma athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division III level. The Scots football team went 11-1 in 2022, wining the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship, and advancing to the second round of the NCAA III football championship.

Photos courtesy of PHS Athletics.


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