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Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Someone’s Back.

By Sammy Taormina

Written Tuesday November 16th at 9:30 PM

The Dragons made some changes to the football coaching staff.

Lake Orion Athletic Director Chris Bell is returning to the sidelines to coach the program. He takes over for John Blackstock who will be an assistant coach next season.

Bell will also be the offensive coordinator next season with the Dragons returning to a Bell like offense.

Bell is 149-59 in his 19 years coaching at Lake Orion. It will be year 20 for him. He has led the Dragons to the 2010 Division One State Title, four State Semifinal appearances (1998, 2008, 2010, 2012), four regional titles, and 16 postseason appearances.

Bell left coaching in 2017 to focus on the athletic director role. He will also be the athletic director as well.

Blackstock even though he went 23-22 in his four years at the helm. He led Lake Orion to an 8-1 record in 2019. Blackstock did a really great job with the program. He is responsible for building the sub-varsity programs which both programs had an undefeated seasons.

Lake Orion finished at 3-6 this season. Bell has a lot of talent coming back in Billy Robertson, Dorian Hill, Judah Kinnie, Patrick Rowland, Raymond Payne, and Nick Eaton. The quarterback spot will be very interesting this season. Program strength is really strong with the Dragons.

Lake Orion will be very interesting to watch all summer. This summer will be key for the Dragons. It should be interesting as mentioned.

Stay tuned.

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