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Saturday, October 29, 2011

No problems for Pirates

HARBOR BEACH — No need for a fourth-quarter comeback this time.
Harbor Beach’s defense held early, and then the Pirates relied on do-it-all junior Sloan Klaski to turn what was a Week 4 nailbiter into a Week 10 romp.
Klaski scored five touchdowns — three rushing, one receiving and one on an interception return — helping the Pirates roll to a 40-7 victory over Brown City here Friday night in a Division 7 opening round playoff game.
“For everyone on this team, this is their first playoff win — so the kids are excited,” said Harbor Beach coach Troy Schelke.
The 10-0 Pirates now face another rematch, this one with 8-1 Reese for the district championship. That game is slated for 7 p.m. Friday. The Rockets advanced with a 41-27 opening round victory over Sandusky.
Klaski rushed 14 times for 126 yards, scoring on runs of 3, 10 and 45 yards. He also hauled in a 16-yard scoring strike from Eli Kraft, and then capped his huge night with a 28-yard interception return.
It was a far cry from the teams’ Week 4 meeting when the Pirates needed a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally and beat the Green Devils.
This one was basically over at halftime when the Pirates took advantage of a Cody Pfaff fumble recovery and made it 21-0 with less than a minute to play before the break.
“The kids really love to run the two-minute offense, and they ran it to perfection right before the half,” Schelke said. 
Brown City workhorse Nate Primeau, who had 252 yards in the Week 4 contest, was held to 78 yards on 15 carries. 
“They were able to contain Primeau and force us to throw the football, something we don’t want to do,” said Brown City coach Scott Banks. “Give them credit, they are a very good football team.”
Added Schelke: “Defensively, I thought we really played well early on. Our defense kept stuffing them and giving us chances.”
The story of the night, though, was Klaski, who did his damage in a variety of ways, including an electric leap over a defender into the end zone on his score right before the half.
“He’s been a really good athlete since he was very young,” Schelke said. “But this summer, he’s really worked his tail off. And at practice, he works, too. 
“Now, he’s doing a lot of film study and he’s seeing stuff. The first time we played these guys, he was like, ‘You know, I really didn’t understand where to run on these traps.’ But now, he’s really seeing things and has really developed.”
Besides Klaski, Kraft added 76 yards while Aaron Ginther notched 51 yards, including an 8-yard TD in the third quarter for Harbor Beach’s final tally. 
Defensively, Klaski had 13 tackles while Josh Keyes and Derek Pfaff added nine stops. Ginther chipped in two interceptions.
Brown City avoided the shutout with a 6-yard TD reception from Tyler Banks in the fourth quarter.
Schelke gave credit to some of his younger players for the victory
“Our JV kids that came up this week really increased the spirit at practice,” he said. 
“They were a big part of this, too. Some played, some didn’t, but it was good to have those guys up and have a little more depth.”
Now, the Pirates get a Week 3 rematch with Reese, which dropped a 30-16 decision to Harbor Beach for its only loss of the season.
Brown City finishes 6-4.

A few photos...

Ubly trips Saginaw MLS, 22-15

Adams filed this report from the D8 game between Ubly and Saginaw MLS...

UBLY — In football, a player never knows when an opportunity will present itself.
For Ubly’s David Rutkowski and Austin Bischer, they had to fill the shoes of one injured player.
In the first quarter of Friday’s Division 8 opening round game with Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary, leading rusher Jason Kaufman went down with a leg injury.
Rutkowski took Kaufman’s place in the backfield while Bischer filled in at linebacker.
The moves worked as they helped lead the Bearcats to a gritty 22-15 victory.
“Those are some big shoes to fill,” said Ubly coach Dave Kaufman. “We had two guys come in that hadn’t played many valuable minutes for us and we asked them to do a lot.
“For those two guys to step in and contribute like that in the biggest game of the year is just huge for us. We’ve had a lot of guys that have had to step in and step up for us this year.”
The Bearcats’ sideline has turned into a M.A.S.H. unit. 
Kaufman’s injury makes five starters who are unable to play.
“This was all about perseverance,” Kaufman said. “One kid goes down, and another kid steps up to make plays. When you’re a small school like we are, when you have injuries, it makes it tough.”
Ubly put together a decent drive to start the game, but a failed fourth down attempt gave MLS the ball on its own 36 yard line. 
However, the Cardinals fumbled on their first play.
The Bearcats didn’t waste any time scoring as Austin Drake hit a wide open Bryan White. Kaufman ran in the 2-pointer to make it 8-0.
“They put 10 guys in the box and Austin hit Bryan White, who got behind them,” Kaufman said.
Wesley Towne helped MLS tie the game with a 66-yard TD run with 10:12 to play in the first half. Chance Hayes converted the 2-pointer.
The Bearcats responded with a 70-yard drive, capped off by a Drake 1-yard dive with 5:40 to play. 
MLS fumbled again on its ensuing possession. Nick Sweeney capped off the short drive with a 1-yard plunge. He also converted the 2-pointer to make it 22-8.
“We were feeling pretty good at halftime after putting two more on them,” Kaufman said.
Sweeney, who began the season in the backfield, hadn’t been part of the offense lately.
But with Kaufman’s injury, he was called upon to carry the load.
He responded, gaining 155 yards on 23 carries.
“Nick Sweeney hasn’t played offense since early in the year,” Kaufman said. “For him to come in like that and gain 155 yards says a lot. We needed him tonight.
“He was our workhorse. He may not be a heavy kid, but he runs hard.”
The Bearcats began the second half by forcing another turnover, setting themselves up with a short field.
Just as they were about to likely put the game away with a score, they were whistled for a false start near the goal line. The momentum of the drive was lost and Ubly turned the ball over on downs.
“If we score and get the 2-point conversion, it’s a 30-8 game,” Kaufman said. “I felt we had the right play called, but we just had a couple of guys jump.”
MLS made the Bearcats pay for their mistake as Hayes hooked up with Luke Morrell on a 40-yard touchdown to make it 22-15 with 20 seconds to play in the third.
Late in the fourth, Ubly was faced with a critical 4th-and-4 on the MLS 34-yard line. A conversion meant the likely end of the game. 
Kaufman called a roll out run for Drake, who gained 15 yards.
“We had been running inside and off tackle for the whole game,” he said. “We just felt we could get him to run outside.”
Despite the two big plays allowed, Ubly’s defense was otherwise very good, allowing just 155 yards rushing and 81 passing. 
Towne was limited to 75 yards and the other leading rusher for MLS, Stephen Dietrich, was held to 31 yards.
The Bearcats gained 317 yards on the ground and threw for 81. Jimmy Shaw added 94 yards on 20 totes.
Kaufman’s status after the game was unknown. He was taken for an X-ray.
Ubly will be on the road next week to take on New Lothrop in a rematch of the 2003 Division 7 regional final where the Bearcats won 52-22. They followed that up the next year and defeated the Hornets 42-7 in the 2004 Division 7 district semifinals.
New Lothrop defeated Kingston 54-6 on Friday.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Playoff start tonight

The opening round of the high school football playoffs start this evening, with three of our area teams playing in Divisions 7, 8 and 9.
Bogan will be at Harbor Beach where the Pirates host Brown City.
Adams will be in Ubly where the Bearcats host Saginaw MLS.
We also will have reports from the Owendale-Gagetown and Carsonville-Port Sanilac playoff game in Division 9.

SCORES AS OF 10:15 p.m.
Harbor Beach 40, Brown City 7
Ubly 22, Saginaw MLS 15

Carsonville-Port Sanilac 49, Owendale-Gagetown 18
Cedarville 38, Posen 3
Engadine 40, Brimley 22
Litchfield 34, Tekonsha 28 
Division 1
Ann Arbor Pioneer 28, Monroe 0
Canton 24, Plymouth 21
Clarkston 40, Pontiac 12
Dearborn Fordson 28, Dearborn 23
Detroit Cass Tech 35, Livonia Churchill 6
Grand Blanc 59, Holt 52
Grand Ledge 21, Grand Haven 14
Midland 42, Flint Carman-Ainsworth 12
Rockford 17, Holland West Ottawa 10
Romeo 34, Troy Athens 31, 5OT
Temperance Bedford 28, Brighton 20
Utica Eisenhower 35, Macomb Dakota 0
Walled Lake Central 20, Lake Orion 17
Warren De La Salle 48, Roseville 14
Warren Mott 24, Warren Cousino 8 
Division 2
Allen Park 28, Garden City 27
Birmingham Brother Rice 34, North Farmington 8
Detroit King 46, Grosse Pointe South 7
Farmington Hills Harrison 35, Birmingham Seaholm 0
Lowell 13, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 7
Muskegon 40, Mattawan 19
Okemos 46, Bay City Western 43
Port Huron 32, Ortonville Brandon 14
Rochester Adams 26, Oxford 20
South Lyon 33, Holly 14
Southgate Anderson 28, Brownstone Woodhaven 13
Walled Lake Western 27, Milford 20
Wyandotte Roosevelt 28, Ypsilanti Lincoln 21 
Division 3
Adrian 28, Carleton Airport 21
Battle Creek Harper Creek 21, Hastings 14
Chelsea 49, Riverview 14
DeWitt 28, Haslett 14
East Grand Rapids 49, Fruitport 28
East Lansing 49, St. Johns 42
Grand Rapids Christian 48, Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 21
Holland 27, Stevensville Lakeshore 16
Lapeer East 48, Auburn Hills Avondale 13
Mason 38, Sturgis 26
Mount Pleasant 45, Cadillac 10
Redford Thurston 28, Bloomfield Hills Lahser 7 
Division 4
Alma 23, Remus Chippewa Hills 20
Battle Creek Pennfield 28, Vicksburg 7
Comstock Park 37, Spring Lake 0
Detroit Crockett 13, Detroit Country Day 12
Detroit Douglass 36, Detroit Southwestern 18
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 32, Hudsonville Unity Christian 30
Grosse Ile 48, Detroit Kettering 6
Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy 20, St. Clair Shores South Lake 6
Lansing Sexton 56, Dearborn Heights Robichaud 0
Marine City 45, Croswell-Lexington 21
Paw Paw 41, Otsego 29
Plainwell 57, Edwardsburg 48
Sparta 25, Whitehall 18
Zeeland West 49, Grand Rapids South Christian 7 
Division 5
Almont 54, Clawson 15
Dowagiac Union 24, Parchment 8
Flint Powers 35, Frankenmuth 13
Freeland 21, Standish-Sterling 12
Grand Rapids West Catholic 49, Manistee 14
Grayling 42, Benzonia Benzie Central 28
Hemlock 21, Carrollton 14, OT
Hopkins 35, Berrien Springs 20
Jackson Lumen Christi 35, Ida 9
Lansing Catholic 55, Olivet 41
Millington 28, Lake Fenton 21
Portland 31, Ovid-Elsie 8
Reed City 41, Wyoming Kelloggsville 15 
Division 6
Clare 21, Sanford-Meridian 14
Grass Lake 21, Hillsdale 0
Ithaca 56, Byron 6
Leslie 34, Manchester 32
Madison Heights Madison 35, Detroit PEC Prep 0
Marlette 34, Vassar 20
Montague 21, Grandville Calvin Christian 18
Montrose 39, St. Charles 0
Morley-Stanwood 10, Shelby 7
Muskegon Oakridge 18, Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 0
Schoolcraft 34, Cassopolis 13 
Division 7
Harbor Beach 40, Brown City 7
Hudson 40, Reading 13
Ishpeming 36, Ishpeming Westwood 6
Lawton 35, Gobles 31
Mancelona 16, Whittemore-Prescott 14
Pewamo-Westphalia 33, Ravenna 7
Reese 41, Sandusky 27
Saginaw Nouvel 63, Coleman 14
Saranac 24, Springport 20
Traverse City St. Francis 21, Lake City 6
Union City 13, Sand Creek 7
Watervliet 21, Decatur 6
West Iron County 26, Ironwood 22 
Division 8
Beal City 43, Johannesburg-Lewiston 20
Climax-Scotts 30, Bellevue 8
Crystal Falls Forest Park 50, Stephenson 43
Fowler 35, Fulton-Middleton 15
Frankfort-Elberta 34, Mio 24
Iron Mountain North Dickinson 48, Ontonagon 6
Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 43, Merrill 21
Muskegon Catholic Central 28, Saugatuck 0
New Lothrop 54, Kingston 6
Petersburg Summerfield 41, Detroit Westside Christian 20
Pittsford 20, Morenci 7
Rudyard 14, Hillman 8
Ubly 22, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 15

Thursday, October 27, 2011

GTE champs get rematch with Green Devils

HARBOR BEACH — Sometimes, opening round playoff games wind up being blowouts.
Not this one, says Harbor Beach coach Troy Schelke.
“Brown City is no cupcake, that’s for sure,” said Schelke, whose 9-0 Pirates host the 6-3 Green Devils at 7 p.m. Friday in a Division 7 first round playoff contest.
“Brown City is a very good team,” Schelke continued. “It’s a tough matchup for us. We wound up rallying and beat them the last time we played, so we know nothing is going to be easy.”
There was nothing easy about Harbor Beach’s come-from-behind 34-21 victory over the Green Devils in Week 4. The Pirates needed a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally and pull out the victory, springboarding them to an undefeated season, a Greater Thumb East championship, and a No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Green Devils lost two of their next three games after that heartbreaking setback, though managed to win their final two contests to get into the playoffs for just the second time since 1999.
“In our first meeting, we had the lead late in the game but just didn't make the plays when we needed to and Harbor Beach did,” said Brown City coach Scott Banks. 
“Harbor Beach is playing some great football with a lot of confidence right now. We need to try and contain their running game. If we can get them in down-and-distance situations that favor our defense, we may have a chance.”
Harbor Beach comes in rolling, knocking off Unionville-Sebewaing Area 56-0 in Week 9 to secure its first undefeated regular season and playoff spot since 2007.
“Our kids worked so hard this season,” Schelke said. “The season went by so fast, but I would say I was pleasantly surprised at how we played. We knew we had some good players, but we’re a pretty young team.”
There aren’t many younger on the squad than quarterback Eli Kraft, a sophomore who has been one of the best signal callers in the GTC.
“He’s been outstanding, no doubt,” Schelke said. “He’s very intelligent, so he’s picked up things that quarterbacks have to pick up very well.”
Banks knows all too well about Kraft’s prowess. Kraft scored on runs of 25, 40 and 50 yards for the Pirates in the teams’ first meeting.
 “Containing Kraft is another problem for us — as it has been for every team this year,” he said. “He can make so many things happen with his feet.”
Kraft isn’t Harbor Beach’s only weapon. Junior Sloan Klaski, who had two TDs in the previous meeting with the Green Devils, has come on and become a major threat in the backfield. Junior Aaron Ginther and sophomore Travis Essenmacher also have made significant contributions.
Schelke says his team needs to take advantage of every scoring opportunity it gets.
“We struggled in the red zone against them the last time,” Schelke said. “We need to do a better job of punching it in when we get the chance.”
For Brown City, its workhorse, Nate Primeau, had a career day against the Pirates, rushing for 252 yards in what Banks called “the best game I’ve seen from a high school running back.”
Schelke remembers it, too.
“Boy, he really did stress us out on defense,” Schelke admits. “He’s a tough runner. We’re going to have to deal with him much better.”
Primeau leads the Green Devils with 1,308 yards and 16 TDs.
Banks knows his team needs to be near flawless on offense to pull the upset
“Offensively, we need to keep our mistakes to a minimum,” he said. “We can't turn the ball over or have a lot of penalties and expect to win.”
There was some early speculation that Harbor Beach would fall into the Division 8 playoff field, though the coaching staff figured otherwise. 
“We kind of knew where we were going to fall after all the games last week,” Schelke said. “I think we’re the smallest school in Division 7, but that’s OK. We kind of relish that role as the underdog.”
The winner of this game will take on the winner of the Sandusky-Reese contest for the district championship.

Brown City Recap
W1: Peck 42-0
W2: Cass City 28-21
W3: N. Huron 55-0
W4: H. Beach 21-34
W5: Mayville 50-0
W6: Sandusky 14-36
W7: Ubly 14-46
W8: Marlette 43-12
W9: Memphis 66-6
PF: 333 (37.0)
PA: 155 (17.2)
Opp Win %: 45.7
Playoff Points: 43.889

Harbor Beach Recap
W1: Bad Axe 42-0
W2: N. Huron 48-0
W3: Reese 30-16
W4: Brown City 34-21
W5: Ubly 34-22
W6: Marlette 12-8
W7: Sandusky 26-12
W8: Mayville 47-0
W9: USA 56-0
PF: 329 (36.5)
PA: 81 (9.0)
Opp Win %: 48.8
Playoff Points: 81.667

  BOGAN SAYS: Brown City’s running game poses challenges, but the Pirates will respond.
  PICK:  Harbor Beach 32, Brown City 16

Ubly hosts Saginaw MLS in opening round

Adams filed this report on the Ubly-Saginaw MLS contest

UBLY — For the first time in three regular seasons, Ubly finally suffered a loss.
In fact, the Bearcats lost twice, but it didn’t prevent them from making the postseason for the 11th straight year.
They will host Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary (6-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in the opening round of the Division 8 playoffs. 
Looking back, the losses forced first-year coach Dave Kaufman and his staff to make some changes, including taking Jason Kaufman off the offensive line and moving him to running back.
Kaufman, listed at 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds has provided the big physical back the team needed after Bret Cleary was lost in the opening game against Unionville-Sebewaing Area.
In Week 3, Marlette ended the Bearcats’ 34-game regular season winning streak. Following that game, coach Kaufman decided to make some adjustments.
Also following that game, Jimmy Shaw returned from injury to provide stability in the backfield. He had his breakout game in a win over Bad Axe, turning in a six touchdown performance.
“Jimmy has really come into his own,” said Kaufman.
Although the loss to Marlette forced a few changes, a 34-22 setback to Harbor Beach in Week 5 made the entire team re-evaluate itself. The Pirates bolted to a 21-0 lead, and led 27-8 by halftime. 
At the break, Kaufman challenged his team. Although it didn’t result in a win, the second-half performance served to set the tone for the rest of the season.
“It was about pride,” Kaufman said. “We didn’t play Ubly football in the first half against Harbor Beach. Since the second half of that game, we’ve been playing Ubly football.”
Since the loss to Harbor Beach, Ubly has allowed just 14 points in four games, including three shutouts.
The Bearcats featured the best nine game defense in the Greater Thumb Conference, allowing just 8.2 points per game.
“I feel like our kids have gotten better every week,” Kaufman said.
The Bearcats are facing a team in MLS that was once a fixture in the playoffs during the 1980s and 1990s.
This the Cardinals’ second straight postseason berth, the first time that has happened since 1998.
“We’ve been undersized all year, so this won’t be any different,” Kaufman said. “They’ve got size, but we should be quicker.”
MLS features a nice backfield duo of Stephen Dietrich and Wesley Towne.
Both had nine touchdowns this season. Towne led the team with 809 yards and Dietrich rushed for 781.
Kaufman said the Cardinals will throw some different looks offensively, including option and Power-I.
MLS is the smallest team in the Tri-Valley West. The TVW sent five teams to the playoffs. The Cardinals were 1-3 against teams in the postseason, defeating Merrill (48-34) in Week 7.
“They come from a very good conference. They played some good competition,” Kaufman said.
Ubly is in a similar position. It is the smallest team in the Greater Thumb East, which also featured five teams in the playoffs.
The Bearcats were 2-2 against those teams, beating Sandusky (14-6) in Week 2 and Brown City (46-14) in Week 7.
“Having five teams in the playoffs really says a lot about how good our conference is,” Kaufman said. 
The winner of this game will face the winner of the Kingston (7-2) at New Lothrop (9-0) game for the district championship.
Saginaw MLS Recap
W1: Mayville 42-7
W2: B’Ridge 14-0
W3: St. Charles 21-39
W4: Carrollton 28-54
W5: St. Louis 22-19
W6: Ithaca 7-37
W7: Merrill 48-34
W8: V. Luth. 42-7
W9: BCAS 49-7
PF: 273 (30.3)
PA: 204 (22.6)
Opp Win %: 43.2
Playoff Points: 46.444
Ubly Recap
W1: USA 28-0
W2: Sandusky 14-6
W3: Marlette 0-14
W4: Mayville 52-6
W5: H. Beach 22-34
W6: Bad Axe 44-0
W7: Brown City 46-14
W8: Deckerville 20-0
W9: N. Huron 44-0
PF: 270 (30.0)
PA: 74 (8.2)
Opp Win %: 48.1
Playoff Points: 55.778

  ADAMS SAYS: The Bearcats seem to be peaking at the right time. 
  PICK:  Ubly 35, Saginaw MLS 6

Owen-Gage gets another shot at CPS

CARSONVILLE — The good news for Owendale-Gagetown?
The first time the Bulldogs played Carsonville-Port Sanilac they managed to score 50 points.
The bad news?
They gave up 91.
That’s the uphill climb facing the 5-4 Bulldogs on Friday night when they travel to Carsonville-Port Sanilac to take on the 8-1 Tigers in the opening-round of the first-ever state sanctioned 8-man (Division 9) playoffs.
For the Bulldogs, it’s their first trek to the post-season since 1979, when the team finished 9-0 during the regular season, but dropped a 34-20 decision to Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary in the first round of the playoffs.
Since then, Owen-Gage has finished above .500 just nine times, including this season — its third playing 8-man.
CPS comes into the contest as the unofficial defending state champion in 8-man. Last year, the Tigers beat Bellaire 25-14 in the unsanctioned 8-man title game.
CPS coach Tim Brabant thinks that experience will help his club as it looks for a repeat performance.
“I think last year is going to help us a lot,” he said. “For a lot of teams at the start of the season, winning a state championship might be a pipe dream. But to us, we feel like we have a legitimate shot.”
And for good reason. The Tigers come into the 8-man tournament with the most playoff points among the 16-team field at 61.063. Rapid River and Cedarville are the only other squads with at least eight wins.
“We think we’re in pretty good position,” Brabant said. “We were hoping to go undefeated, but we got caught looking ahead and Akron-Fairgrove beat us (in Week 3). We know we can’t do that at this time of the year. We know one big mistake at the wrong time can end it for the whole team.”
CPS didn’t make many mistakes in its 41-point victory over the Bulldogs on Oct. 7. The Tigers had a field day running and throwing over the Owen-Gage defense.
Brabant, though, knows there is room for improvement.
“The only negative from that game was that we gave up that many points,” he said. “We need to do a better job on defense. We think we can do some things on offense, but we need to limit them on defense.”
CPS has 10 seniors on the squad, led by quarterback Hayden Adams, receiver Trevor Adams and linebacker Steven Koehler.
“This year’s senior class is the most athletic and hard working class we have ever had at CPS,” Brabant said.
Koehler leads the defense with more than 100 tackles, including 30 “pancakes.”
“He’s been an absolute beast for us,” Brabant said.
Owen-Gage comes in off a tough 36-30 setback to Akron-Fairgrove in the regular season finale. The Bulldogs scored 24 first-quarter points, but saw the Vikings rally to beat them for the second time this season. Owen-Gage senior quarterback Hunter Champagne is one of the Bulldogs’ main weapons. Juniors Jordan Kain and Tommy Kennedy also make major contributions.
The winner of this game plays the winner of the Bellaire-Akron-Fairgrove contest in next week’s second round.

Owen-Gage Recap
W1: Flint MSD 71-0
W2: Burr Oak 42-0
W3: MCCM 28-44
W4: Flint MSD 72-0
W5: A-Fair. 6-20
W6: Litchfield 44-6
W7: CPS 50-91
W8: MCCM 41-20
W9: A-Fair. 30-36
PF: 376 (41.7)
PA: 217 (24.1)
Opp Win %: 50.6
Playoff Points: 34.349

CPS Recap
W1: Wyo. Tri. 49-6
W2: MCCM 36-8
W3: A-Fair. 13-18
W4: Litchfield 62-8
W5: Flint MSD 57-12
W6: MCCM 70-32
W7: O-Gage 91-50
W8: A-Fair. 39-6
W9: E. Wash. 1-0 F
PF: 419 (46.5)
PA: 132 (14.6)
Opp Win %: 53.9
Playoff Points: 61.063

  BOGAN SAYS: CPS has one goal in mind: A state championship.
  PICK:  CPS 55, Owen-Gage 35

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Playoffs are here

Here is a rundown of the 2011 high school football playoffs.
We will post previews later this week.

Division 1
R1-D1: Holland West Ottawa (6-3) 67.444 at Rockford (8-1) 103.444
R1-D1: Grand Ledge (7-2) 82.778 at Grand Haven (8-1) 99.889

R1-D2: Holt (5-4) 61.931 at Grand Blanc (7-2) 97.778
R1-D2: Flint Carman-Ainsworth (6-3) 69.333 at Midland (8-1) 93.333

R2-D1: Temperance Bedford (6-3) 76.333 at Brighton (8-1) 101.111
R2-D1: Monroe (7-2) 83.000 at Ann Arbor Pioneer (7-2) 87.333

R2-D2: Canton (7-2) 88.444 at Plymouth (8-1) 101.111
R2-D2: Northville (8-1) 94.111 at Detroit Catholic Central (8-1) 96.667

R3-D1: Pontiac (6-3) 70.222 at Clarkston (6-3) 78.667
R3-D1: Walled Lake Central (6-3) 71.556 at Lake Orion (6-3) 75.889

R3-D2: Macomb Dakota (6-3) 78.444 at Utica Eisenhower (8-1) 102.111
R3-D2: Romeo (7-2) 81.333 at Troy Athens (7-2) 88.222

R4-D1: Dearborn Fordson (5-4) 62.444 at Dearborn (7-2) 86.111
R4-D1: Detroit Cass Tech (6-3) 73.556 at Livonia Churchill (6-3) 73.667

R4-D2: Roseville (6-3) 67.333 at Warren DeLaSalle (7-2) 96.556
R4-D2: Warren Cousino (6-3) 71.556 at Warren Mott (6-3) 75.000

Division 2
R1-D1: Marquette (7-2) 74.111 at Fenton (7-2) 83.778
R1-D1: Okemos (6-3) 74.778 at Bay City Western (7-2) 79.000

R1-D2: Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (6-3) 71.000 at Lowell (8-1) 103.111
R1-D2: Muskegon (7-2) 85.111 at Mattawan (8-1) 92.222

R2-D1: Milford (6-3) 70.333 at Walled Lake Western (8-1) 94.889
R2-D1: South Lyon (6-3) 72.111 at Holly (7-2) 87.222

R2-D2: Ortonville-Brandon (5-4) 59.222 at Port Huron (8-1) 102.889
R2-D2: Rochester Adams (6-3) 73.222 at Oxford (7-2) 90.222

R3-D1: Birmingham Seaholm (6-3) 69.111 at Farmington Hills Harrison (9-0) 117.333
R3-D1: Birmingham Brother Rice (5-4) 69.333 at North Farmington (7-2) 79.333

R3-D2: Farmington (5-4) 60.333 at Detroit Henry Ford (7-2) 87.556
R3-D2: Southfield (6-3) 72.444 at Birmingham Groves (6-3) 75.111

R4-D1: Ypsilanti Lincoln (6-3) 63.556 at Wyandotte Roosevelt (8-1) 96.667
R4-D1: Brownstown Woodhaven (6-3) 68.778 at Southgate Anderson (7-2) 86.222

R4-D2: Garden City (6-3) 66.667 at Allen Park (7-2) 83.889
R4-D2: Detroit Martin Luther King (6-3) 72.889 at Grosse Pointe South (6-3) 73.333

Division 3
R1-D1: Cadillac (5-3) 62.333 at Mt Pleasant (9-0) 108.444
R1-D1: Bay City John Glenn (6-3) 62.486 at Petoskey (8-1) 90.319

R1-D2: Haslett (5-4) 58.222 at DeWitt (8-1) 94.111
R1-D2: St Johns (7-2) 74.444 at East Lansing (7-2) 87.222

R2-D1: Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills (6-3) 69.778 at Grand Rapids Christian (9-0) 113.778
R2-D1: Fruitport (7-2) 70.667 at East Grand Rapids (6-3) 70.778

R2-D2: Holland (7-2) 78.444 at Stevensville Lakeshore (7-2) 84.333
R2-D2: St Joseph (7-2) 81.444 at Zeeland East (8-1) 82.667

R3-D1: Hastings (7-2) 74.000 at Battle Creek Harper Creek (9-0) 102.222
R3-D1: Sturgis (7-2) 80.889 at Mason (8-1) 91.667

R3-D2: Adrian (5-4) 55.556 at Carleton Airport (8-1) 86.778
R3-D2: Chelsea (7-2) 82.000 at Riverview (8-1) 84.333

R4-D1: Auburn Hills Avondale (5-4) 59.000 at Lapeer East (7-2) 84.778
R4-D1: Linden (5-4) 61.333 at Lapeer West (6-3) 72.889

R4-D2: Bloomfield Hills Lahser (6-3) 74.111 at Redford Thurston (8-1) 94.000
R4-D2: Detroit Pershing (7-2) 75.222 at Orchard Lake St Mary's (7-2) 90.778

Division 4
R1-D1: Remus Chippewa Hills (6-3) 55.000 at Alma (7-2) 71.444
R1-D1: Ludington (6-3) 56.889 at Escanaba (6-3) 62.306

R1-D2: Whitehall (6-3) 56.444 at Sparta (7-2) 84.000
R1-D2: Spring Lake (6-3) 61.778 at Comstock Park (7-2) 72.111

R2-D1: Grand Rapids South Christian (5-4) 57.000 at Zeeland West (9-0) 98.667
R2-D1: Hudsonville Unity Christian (6-3) 59.889 at Grand Rapids Catholic Central (8-1) 89.444

R2-D2: Plainwell (6-3) 60.889 at Edwardsburg (8-0) 97.778
R2-D2: Otsego (7-2) 72.667 at Paw Paw (8-1) 85.222

R3-D1: Vicksburg (6-3) 62.444 at Battle Creek Pennfield (9-0) 83.556
R3-D1: Lansing Sexton (6-3) 73.778 at Dearborn Heights Robichaud (7-2) 80.556

R3-D2: Detroit Southwestern (6-3) 62.333 at Detroit Douglass (8-1) 97.556
R3-D2: Detroit Kettering (6-3) 64.889 at Grosse Ile (7-2) 74.444

R4-D1: Detroit Country Day (7-2) 71.730 at Detroit Crockett (8-1) 101.889
R4-D1: Harper Woods Chandler (7-2) 72.444 at St Clair Shores South Lake (8-1) 80.778

R4-D2: Croswell-Lexington (8-1) 88.333 at Marine City (9-0) 109.333
R4-D2: Marysville (8-1) 92.444 at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (9-0) 98.222

Division 5
R1-D1: Kingsley (6-3) 50.111 at Menominee (7-2) 79.667
R1-D1: Benzie Central (7-2) 63.778 at Grayling (8-1) 68.333

R1-D2: Wyoming Kelloggsville (6-3) 54.153 at Reed City (9-0) 89.778
R1-D2: Manistee (6-3) 65.222 at Grand Rapids West Catholic (7-2) 85.000

R2-D1: Parchment (6-3) 51.000 at Dowagiac (8-1) 86.778
R2-D1: Hopkins (6-3) 59.097 at Berrien Springs (7-2) 68.875

R2-D2: Olivet (7-2) 59.222 at Lansing Catholic (9-0) 95.111
R2-D2: Ovid-Elsie (6-3) 68.000 at Portland (8-1) 90.222

R3-D1: Ida (6-3) 48.889 at Jackson Lumen Christi (6-3) 65.000
R3-D1: Brooklyn Columbia Central (6-3) 50.889 at Dundee (7-2) 61.111

R3-D2: Clawson (6-3) 52.778 at Almont (8-1) 83.444
R3-D2: Capac (6-3) 59.556 at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (7-2) 77.556

R4-D1: Standish-Sterling Central (5-4) 54.667 at Freeland (7-2) 78.875
R4-D1: Carrollton (7-2) 62.222 at Hemlock (7-2) 75.889

R4-D2: Lake Fenton (6-3) 56.222 at Millington (9-0) 90.667
R4-D2: Frankenmuth (6-3) 58.333 at Flint Powers Catholic (5-4) 62.986

Division 6
R1-D1: Tawas Area (7-2) 51.222 at Iron Mountain (8-0) 81.667
R1-D1: Calumet (7-2) 69.083 at McBain (8-1) 76.333

R1-D2: Sanford Meridian (7-2) 59.778 at Clare (8-1) 75.333
R1-D2: Morley-Stanwood (8-1) 73.778 at Shelby (8-1) 74.556

R2-D1: Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian (6-3) 44.222 at Muskegon Oakridge (8-1) 79.111
R2-D1: Montague (7-2) 66.444 at Grandville Calvin Christian (8-1) 71.667

R2-D2: St Charles (5-4) 45.333 at Montrose Hill-McCloy (9-0) 93.333
R2-D2: Byron (7-2) 55.889 at Ithaca (9-0) 84.889

R3-D1: Hartford (6-3) 42.889 at Constantine (7-2) 60.222
R3-D1: Cassopolis (6-3) 49.764 at Schoolcraft (6-3) 50.222

R3-D2: Hillsdale (6-3) 56.444 at Grass Lake (9-0) 86.222
R3-D2: Leslie (7-2) 68.111 at Manchester (8-1) 70.222

R4-D1: Flint Beecher (6-3) 54.889 at Warren Michigan Collegiate (9-0) 92.444
R4-D1: Marlette (7-2) 58.333 at Vassar (8-1) 65.639

R4-D2: Detroit PEC (6-3) 55.333 at Madison Heights Madison (7-2) 80.000
R4-D2: River Rouge (7-2) 60.167 at Ecorse (7-1) 68.333

Division 7
R1-D1: Ironwood (5-4) 42.000 at Iron River West Iron County (8-1) 66.653
R1-D1: Ishpeming Westwood (6-2) 49.181 at Ishpeming (7-1) 64.653

R1-D2: Lake City (8-1) 63.000 at Traverse City St Francis (8-1) 74.653
R1-D2: Whittemore-Prescott (8-1) 69.556 at Mancelona (9-0) 70.222

R2-D1: Coleman (7-2) 54.556 at Saginaw Nouvel (8-0) 101.683
R2-D1: Blanchard Montabella (8-1) 61.778 at Burton Bendle (8-1) 66.667

R2-D2: Brown City (6-3) 43.889 at Harbor Beach (9-0) 81.667
R2-D2: Sandusky (6-3) 50.222 at Reese (7-1) 63.333

R3-D1: Decatur (6-3) 51.000 at Watervliet (8-1) 64.000
R3-D1: Gobles (8-1) 55.111 at Lawton (7-2) 59.333

R3-D2: Ravenna (5-4) 47.778 at Pewamo-Westphalia (9-0) 74.667
R3-D2: Springport (7-2) 50.556 at Saranac (8-1) 63.111

R4-D1: Reading (8-1) 64.889 at Hudson (9-0) 88.889
R4-D1: Sand Creek (8-1) 69.111 at Union City (9-0) 75.111

R4-D2: Britton Deerfield Schools (6-3) 48.667 at Detroit Loyola (9-0) 89.556
R4-D2: Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett (9-0) 65.000 at Royal Oak Shrine Catholic (8-1) 75.111

Division 8
R1-D1: Ontonagon (5-4) 37.500 at Felch North Dickinson (7-1) 59.194
R1-D1: Stephenson (7-2) 51.306 at Crystal Falls Forest Park (7-1) 54.111

R1-D2: Munising (6-3) 42.306 at St Ignace La Salle (9-0) 70.222
R1-D2: Rudyard (6-3) 42.778 at Hillman (8-1) 54.222

R2-D1: Mio (7-2) 47.667 at Frankfort (7-2) 60.778
R2-D1: Beal City (6-3) 48.556 at Johannesburg-Lewiston (8-1) 56.889

R2-D2: Fulton (5-4) 38.222 at Fowler (7-2) 54.111
R2-D2: Merrill (5-4) 41.667 at Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart (5-4) 47.042

R3-D1: St Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic (7-2) 44.889 at Mendon (9-0) 87.111
R3-D1: Saugatuck (9-0) 74.667 at Muskegon Catholic Central (8-1) 83.556

R3-D2: Bellevue (6-3) 38.111 at Climax-Scotts (8-1) 57.222
R3-D2: Morenci (5-4) 40.111 at Pittsford (7-2) 47.667

R4-D1: Kingston (7-2) 37.222 at New Lothrop (9-0) 78.222
R4-D1: Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary (6-3) 46.444 at Ubly (7-2) 55.778

R4-D2: Detroit Westside Christian (5-4) 42.292 at Petersburg-Summerfield (6-3) 49.667
R4-D2: Melvindale Academy for Business & Tech (5-4) 45.542 at Lutheran Westland (6-3) 45.903

Division 9 (8 Player)
R1-SF1: Ewen-Trout Creek (2-7) 12.667 at Rapid River (8-1) 55.000
R1-SF2: Rock Mid Peninsula (2-7) 12.667 at Eben Junction Superior Central (7-2) 48.333
R2-SF1: Posen (2-7) 12.667 at Cedarville (8-1) 55.778
R2-SF2: Engadine (5-4) 30.333 at Brimley (5-4) 31.889
R3-SF1: Owendale-Gagetown (5-4) 34.349 at Carsonville-Port Sanilac (8-1) 61.063
R3-SF2: Bellaire (6-3) 37.778 at Akron-Fairgrove (6-3) 46.397
R4-SF1: Flint Michigan School For The Deaf (2-5) 15.254 at Marine City Cardinal Mooney (4-5) 33.429
R4-SF2: Tekonsha (5-4) 28.111 at Litchfield (5-4) 29.556