The Playoff Hunt – HS Football-Week 6
We've entered the month of October and for some teams, their future beyond Halloween has not been determined quite yet. In the area, three teams could lock up their postseason bids (Climax-Scotts, Union City and Homer). There are two others that could take one more step towards clinching a trip to the playoffs with one more win, and there are others that still are in the hunt.
One of those teams is the Battle Creek Central Bearcats, who shocked a state-ranked St. Joseph Bears squad on the road in Week 5. Head Coach Lorin Granger has turned the atmosphere at BCC around in his third year. After winning one game the previous two seasons, the Bearcats have put together two straight wins and remain in the hunt for Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference's East Division title.
They will host Homecoming this week with the Gull Lake Blue Devils, who enter the contest at 2-3. The Devils have a new look with new head coach Tim VanWormer, whose previous stop was with Houghton Lake. He takes over for former Western Michigan University quarterback Tim Hiller, who led the Devils to a 5-13 record in his two seasons in Richland. Both of those seasons were also the first two in the SMAC.
It's been a very short history between these two as Gull Lake has won both games since joining the conference, including last season's 27-13 victory in Richland. The first game between these two in 2012 saw a 32-0 Blue Devil win at CW Post Field. It was also the first game for Gull Lake in the former Big 16 (now Big 12).
Join us this week from downtown Battle Creek to see who takes one more step towards a possible SMAC East title. Here's this week's schedule...
Friday, October 3rd
Game of the Night
Gull Lake vs. Battle Creek Central
Gull Lake 2-3 (1-1 SMAC East) - BC Central 3-2 (1-1 SMAC East)
Catch the action on WBCK!!!
Lakeview vs. Kalamazoo Central (Lakeview 3-1)
Parma Western vs. Harper Creek (Harper Creek 3-2)
Pennfield vs. Jackson Northwest (Pennfield 1-4)
8-Man Football - St. Philip vs. Webberville (St. Philip 5-0)
Concord vs. Athens (Athens 0-5)
Bellevue vs. Camden-Frontier (Bellevue 0-5)
Bronson vs. Niles Brandywine (Bronson 0-5)
Climax-Scotts vs. Pittsford (Climax-Scotts 5-0)
Livonia Clarenceville vs. Delton (Delton 2-3)
Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs. Hastings (Hastings 0-5)
Springport vs. Homer (Homer 5-0)
Perry vs. Maple Valley (Maple Valley 0-5)
Charlotte vs. Marshall (Marshall 1-4)
Stockbridge vs. Olivet (Olivet 4-1)
Reading vs. Quincy (Quincy 3-2)
Jonesville vs. Union City (Union City 5-0)
8-Man Football - Waldron vs. Tekonsha (Tekonsha 1-4)
Saturday, October 4th
Marine City Cardinal Mooney vs. Galesburg-Augusta (Galesburg-Augusta 2-3)