The Pennfield Panthers made some of the best strides in their return to prominence in the Cereal City's football realm this season with a chance to continue their upward trend at Williamston in a District Final battle Friday.
It was an unseasonably warm playoff contest at Portage Northern Friday night. If there was anything hotter than the 60-plus degree night, it would be the hot feet of the Huskies top back that's heading to Northwestern next year.
It was just the second home game this season for the Harper Creek Beavers and the last one for the season as a pivotal Division 3 District Quarterfinal contest took place at "The Beaverdome" Friday night.
The six-week regular season concluded last week with a few last minute surprises. The surprises led to a few last-minute seeding changes in a different Michigan High School Athletic Association playoff this year.