The Battle Creek Central Bearcats had their chances to win for Homecoming, but costly turnovers did them in against the Mattawan Wildcats.

A week after the Bearcats turned the ball over seven times on fumbles, they would lose the ball five more times this week in a 21-18 loss at C.W. Post Field. With the loss, the Bearcats fall into a three-way tie for the Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference's East Division lead with Mattawan and the cross-town Lakeview Spartans.

Central received touchdown runs from DJ Watson, Cyntell Williams and Daireo Brown, but were unable to capitalize on the three point-after attempts.

The Bearcats travel to Portage next week to take on the Huskies of Portage Northern.

Here's a look at the rest of Friday's games...

Friday, October 9th
Game of the Night
Mattawan 21, Battle Creek Central 18
Mattawan 4-3 (3-1 SMAC East) - BC Central 3-4 (3-1 SMAC East)

Lakeview 42, Loy Norrix 6 (Lakeview 5-2)
Coldwater 40, Harper Creek 14 (Harper Creek 3-4)
Pennfield 20, Charlotte 3 (Pennfield 3-4)

Jonesville 50, Athens 22 (Athens 0-7)
Climax-Scotts 57, Bellevue 0 (Climax-Scotts 7-0, Bellevue 2-4)
White Pigeon 51, Bronson 46 (Bronson 2-5)
Watervliet 49, Delton 35 (Delton 5-2)
Bangor 42, Galesburg-Augusta 14 (Galesburg-Augusta 1-6)
Kalamazoo Central 34, Gull Lake 6 (Gull Lake 2-5)
Wayland 34, Hastings 32 (Hastings 2-5)
Homer 44, Quincy 18 (Homer 6-1, Quincy 3-4)
Stockbridge 50, Maple Valley 21 (Maple Valley 0-7)
Marshall 49, Jackson Northwest 0 (Marshall 6-1)
Olivet 49, Leslie 6 (Olivet 5-2)
Union City 50, Reading 34 (Union City 4-3)
Tekonsha 36, Burr Oak 20 - 8-Man Football (Tekonsha 3-4)

Saturday, October 10th
Game of the Day
Waldron vs. St. Philip - 8-Man Football
Waldron 6-0 (4-0 Southern Michigan 8-Man) - St. Philip 6-0 (4-0 Southern Michigan 8-Man)
Catch the game on WBCK at 1:06pm!