HS Football: It All Ends Here
The top two teams in the Michigan High School Athletic Association's 8-Man Football ranks have reached the State Finals tonight in Greenville.
The St. Philip Fighting Tigers have been on a mission since the season began, after being eliminated in the Regional Finals in each of the last three seasons, all in 8-Man. Not only did the Tigers get past the Regional Finals, they topped the Lawrence Tigers this season in the same round that has been their stopping point the past two seasons.
After dominating performance against Lawrence and the Deckerville Eagles in the State Semifinals last week, the Tigers will now take on the top-ranked Powers-North Central Jets for their first state football title since 1985.
The Jets have made a name for themselves in their first season in 8-Man, bursting out of the top 8-Man conference in the Upper Peninsula. After reaching the postseason in two of the last three seasons in 11-Man, the Jets have averaged just over 71 points a game on the season and turning the ball over just once. Their defense has allowed an average of just over 11 points a game. One of the top teams in the Western UP 8-Man Conference, Rapid River, had the most success in two games against Powers, yet they were outscored 146-28. This is only the sixth playoff appearance in school history for the Jets, and their deepest run in the postseason.
Join me and Jim Hughes tonight from Legacy Field in Greenville for the championship call on 95.3 WBCK, online at wbckfm.com and through our RadioPup app on your smartphone!
Game of the Night
MHSAA 8-Man State Final
Powers-North Central vs. St. Philip
Powers 12-0 (7-0 Western UP 8-Man) - St. Philip 12-0 (5-0 Southern MI 8-Man)
Catch the action tonight at 6:35pm on WBCK!