For two teams that had not been in the playoffs in some time, they both brought their best efforts in the opener of the High School Football postseason.

A decade seemed too long for the Battle Creek Central Bearcats, but there were not too many winning seasons during that time. The Thornapple Kellogg Trojans were suffering the same losing season skid, but lasting just two years less.

Something had to give between these two schools who were also waiting 14 years to earn their first postseason win.

Check out all the scores from the nine area games that took place Friday night in the postseason and view the recap of our Game of the Night in Middleville.