First-year Southern Door coach Dan McCarty talks to his team during a game last week against Valders.
For someone who has such deep roots to Sturgeon Bay High School, Dan McCarty probably never thought he'd find himself in this position.
McCarty will cross the lines of a big county football rivalry Friday night, when Sturgeon Bay hosts Southern Door for its homecoming game. McCarty, a 1992 Sturgeon Bay graduate and former Clippers' football player and assistant coach, is in his first season as Southern Door's head coach.
"I'm sure it will be a little bit different," said McCarty. "I'm excited. I've spent a lot of time on the other side of that field, so it will be weird. But once that ball is kicked ...