What a wild weekend! There were bench clearing brawls in Lansing and my wife even heard on the radio that someone put a bunch of toothpicks upright all over Tawasâ€™s fieldâ€¦so many that they had to move the game to Alcona. Some teams moved into the playoffs. Other teams saw their chances to make the playoffs come to an end. High school football is wild and you never know what will happen. Thatâ€™s why we love this game so much!
Coloma 50 Cassopolis 8
What I thought would be a very close game for the Lakeland Athletics Conference championship became a rout for Coloma. Sorry I donâ€™t have more information, no one I contacted would help me with my article by giving any information. Congrats Coloma on your league championship!
Mancelona 26 Fife Lake Forest Area 25
This is everything you want a game to be. Fife Lake lead 19-14 at halftime but Mancelona stormed back to take the game. The winning touchdown came with 1:02 left in the fourth quarter. Wide receiver Adam Duerksen caught a 22 yard pass for a touchdown from Greg Blanco to take the lead. This win puts Mancelona at 6-2 and in the playoffs. Duerksen had another two touchdowns as well. Fife Lakeâ€™s Justin Gordon had three scores as well on 45, 6, and 55 yard runs. Good luck Fife Lake! I hope you beat Manistee Catholic Central and make your first playoff appearance! Nothing personal MCC, but you made the playoffs three years ago.
Inkster 54 Dearborn Heights Robichaud 12
Another game that wasnâ€™t close. Inkster demolished DHR like they have to everyone this season. Opposing offenses have yet to reach the 50 point mark collectively for the season. Inksterâ€™s defense, no doubt, has been giving out shutouts because they have the knowledge about the rout. Robichaud did put up the second highest point total against the Vikings this season. Aaron Shavers was 7-13 for 154 yards and three touchdowns while running for 82 yards on eight carries and another two touchdowns.
Frankenmuth 23 Millington 8
The Tri Valley East Conference championship trophy found its way into the trophy case and a spot next to the 1997 TVC-E championship trophy at Frankenmuth. After losing their chance last season, they redeemed themselves with a win over rival Millington. The Eagles controlled the ball in the first half but Millington gained some momentum going into halftime by scoring and making it a 10-8 game. Ryan Keith of Frankenmuth scored on a four yard run and two caches of 14 and 50 yards, both passes from Nick Shelton. Keith had 157 all purpose yards. Millingtonâ€™s only score came on a 47 yard touchdown strike from Griesing to Garrett Stier on a screen pass.