The Manistique Emerald varsity and junior varsity football teams officially kicked off their 2013 season on Monday. Todd Kangas, now in his 24th season as coach, will be at the helm of the Emerald program. Assisting the varsity squad will be Ed Marietti. Tom Tereshinski will take the position of varsity volunteer. At right, no stranger to Emerald football is newly appointed junior varsity head coach Guard Kangas. He will make his 2013 debut on Aug. 28 when the Emeralds take on the Negaunee Miners at home. The senior Kangas will open his varsity season on the road Aug. 30 in Negaunee.