HS Football: Let The Playoffs Begin
Two former 8-Man conference foes battle tonight to begin the Regional Semifinals of the Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason.
The St. Philip Tigers enter the postseason undefeated for the second time in the last three seasons, as they host the Portland St. Patrick Shamrocks in the Region 3 semifinal. Tonight's winner will take on familiar foes - Lawrence and Waldron - in the Regional Finals next week. A St. Philip win will give them another home game for the final.
Two weeks ago, the Tigers traveled to Portland and knocked off the Shamrocks 45-20. It was the third straight win over Portland St. Patrick for the Tigers, following three straight defeats to the Shamrocks. All three of those losses came in 2012, the first year the Tigers played in 8-Man competition.
Join Jim Hughes and Steve Haverkamp tonight at C.W. Post Field for the first of two playoff games this weekend. I will be back Saturday afternoon with Jim and Steve in Marshall for the Division 3 Pre-District match-up with the Redhawks and the Vicksburg Bulldogs. Of course, hear both games on WBCK-FM, online at wbckfm.com and the RadioPup app on your smartphone.
Here's the rest of this weekend's schedule, including Lakeview's trip to Lowell for their pre-district game tonight.
*-Signifies Highest Playoff Points in District
Game of the Night
8-Man Football – Region 3
Portland St. Patrick (6-3) vs. St. Philip (9-0)*
Winner plays Lawrence (7-2) or Waldron (8-1) – Friday 7pm
Catch the action tonight at 6:35pm!
Division 2 – Region 1 – District 2
Lakeview (6-3) vs. Lowell (8-1)* - Friday 7pm
Winner plays Byron Center (7-2) or Portage Central (8-1) – Friday 7pm
Division 3 – Region 3 – District 2
Vicksburg (7-2) vs. Marshall (7-2) - Saturday 1pm Hear the game on WBCK @ 12:35pm
Winner plays Parma Western (6-3) or Coldwater (9-0)* - Friday 7pm
Division 5 – Region 3 – District 1
Olivet (6-3) vs. Berrien Springs (8-1) - Friday 7pm
Winner plays Hillsdale (6-3) or Buchanan (9-0)* - Friday 7pm
Division 6 – Region 3 – District 1
Delton (5-4) vs. Montague (9-0) - Friday 7pm
Winner players Morley Stanwood (6-3) or Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian (9-0)* - Friday 7pm
Division 7 – Region 4 – District 1
Springport (5-4) vs. Homer (7-2)* - Friday 7pm
Winner plays Concord (7-2) or Dansville (8-1) – Friday 7pm
Division 8 – Region 4 – District 1
Mendon (5-4) vs. Climax-Scotts (9-0)* - Friday 7pm
Winner plays Colon (6-3) or Pittsford (6-3) – Friday 7pm