Six Battle Creek Area Squads Head to 2019 Postseason
For the Battle Creek area schools, there were three 11-Man squads that had clinch postseason bids with at least six wins in the final year of the "six-and-in" format. One 5-4 squad was hoping their name would show up in the final 256 teams with enough playoff points.
There were also two 8-Man squads that were locked in with winning records and with enough playoff points to place in the top 32 teams in the state. By enrollment, the two divisions are split to the top 16 teams.
The match-ups were announced at 7pm Sunday night on Fox Sports Detroit (placed on the Fox Sports Plus channel due to Detroit Red Wings hockey).
Athletic Directors across the state will determine the game times, with a Noon deadline on Monday. As the schedules are announced, this will be updated.
Below are the games involving the Battle Creek teams for the opening week of the MHSAA postseason -
* - Signifies highest seed in District by playoff points
Division 2 – Region 2 – District 1
Jackson (5-3) at Lakeview (9-0)* - Friday 7pm
Winner takes on Livonia Churchill (5-4) or Dexter (8-1) - Friday 7pm
Division 4 – Region 2 – District 2
Plainwell (5-4) at Marshall (5-4) - Saturday 1pm
Winner takes on Vicksburg (5-4) or Paw Paw (8-1)* - Friday 7pm
Division 5 – Region 2 – District 2
Olivet (8-1) at Lansing Catholic (8-1) - Friday 7pm
Winner takes on Central Montcalm (7-2) or Portland (7-2)* - Friday 7pm
District 7 - Region 3 - District 2
Homer (7-2) at Jackson Lumen Christi (8-0)* - Friday 7pm
Winner takes on Riverview Gabriel Richard (7-2) or Clinton (9-0) - Friday 7pm
8-Man Division 1 – Region 3
Bellevue (6-3) at Martin (9-0) - Friday 7pm
Winner takes on Camden-Frontier (6-3) or Colon (9-0)* - Saturday 1pm
8-Man Division 2 – Region 3
Brethren (5-4) at Climax-Scotts (7-2)* - Friday 7pm
Winner takes on Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian (5-4) or Onekama (7-2) - Saturday 2pm