In 2020, it has been the year of changes in routine, ways to communicate, distance and learning in school. When it comes to the beginning of the 2020 High School Football season, a small change can be great.

For the first time since 2000, the Lakeview Spartans and Battle Creek Central Bearcats would begin their seasons against each other, putting a whole new meaning on this long-time crosstown rivalry. Both teams had something to prove to begin the new campaign in a shortened six-game season, a season reduced from the normal nine-game slate.

The Spartans wanted something that shouldn't change, as in continuing their regular season winning streak after their second 9-0 season in school history.

A change in decade could also provide a benefit for the Bearcats, who won in back-to-back years in 2017 and 2018 over Lakeview. It was just two of four wins over the Spartans in the 2010s.

Add one more change with an earlier kick-off due to a threat of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and you have an interesting start to our High School Football season on WBCK.

The remaining games in Week 1 took place at their normal times across the area, and a few games were moved to Saturday afternoon. Check out all the scores and a recap of our Game of the Night below.

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