Different Teams, Familiar Foes: HS Football-September 3rd
A game that was circled on the schedule last season never happened, so this one is almost two years in the making. The Lakeview Spartans will host the Portage Central Mustangs tonight in what will give the two teams an opportunity they didn't have in 2014.
The Spartans and Mustangs were set to play at McCamley Field in Portage in Week 2, but torrential rain and thunderstorms washed the game, with the battle eventually getting cancelled with no make-up game. These two teams last met in the Division 2 District Finals in 2013, where the Mustangs corralled the Spartans 40-7. The win ended a Lakeview five-game winning streak over Portage Central that spanned 32 years.
Both the Spartans and Mustangs are very similar in the fact they use stout defense and the Veer offense to push their teams to victory.
Lakeview will look to improve their offense after the scored late to win 12-6 over Portage Northern in Week 1. Portage Central thumped Mattawan 49-7 in their opener, and will face a much tougher defense on the road.
Join Jim Hughes and me tonight at 6:35pm from Spartan Memorial Stadium for our Game of the Week!
Thursday, September 3rd
Game of the Night
Portage Central vs. Lakeview
Portage Central 1-0 - Lakeview 1-0
Catch the action at 6:35pm tonight on WBCK!
Battle Creek Central vs. Benton Harbor (BC Central 1-0)
Harper Creek vs. Jackson Northwest (Harper Creek 0-1)
Parma Western vs. Pennfield (Pennfield 1-0)
St. Philip 2, Litchfield 0 forfeit - 8-Man Football (St. Philip 2-0)
Homer vs. Athens (Homer 0-1, Athens 0-1)
Bridgman vs. Bronson (Bronson 0-1)
Hartford vs. Delton (Delton 0-1)
Bloomingdale vs. Galesburg-Augusta (Galesburg-Augusta 1-0)
Gull Lake vs. St. Joseph (Gull Lake 1-0)
Hastings vs. Wyoming Godwin Heights (Hastings 0-1)
Parchment vs. Maple Valley (Maple Valley 0-1)
Coldwater vs. Marshall (Marshall 1-0)
Olivet vs. Middleville-Thornapple Kellogg (Olivet 1-0)
Quincy vs. Springport (Quincy 1-0)
Concord vs. Union City (Union City 1-0)
Tekonsha vs. Webberville - 8-Man Football (Tekonsha 1-0)
Friday, September 4th
Climax-Scotts vs. Colon (Climax-Scotts 1-0)
Open Date - Bellevue (0-1)