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Following a series of summer programs, the Manistique Emerald varsity and junior varsity football teams officially kicked off the 2012 gridiron season. Under the direction of Todd Kangas, 26 varsity players hit the practice field Monday. Kangas is now in his 23rd season at the helm of the Emerald program. No stranger to Emerald football, Cody Kangas will make his coaching debut this season, heading up the junior varsity squad of 20.