Newaygo 49 Manistee 20
The Lions finished up the regular season on a high note defeating the Chippewas (2-7) to make it 5 in a row as they head into next week’s tournament.
McBain 62 Fremont 18
Down 27-0 and buried in their own territory the Pack came up with a huge play when Caleb Koomen hit Riley Krim with a pass that the speedy Mr. Krim took 95 yard to the house.
McBain poured on the points from their potent offense to put the game away early but the Packers managed two more scores, a 22 yard Parker Dalson run and a 15 yard sprint by Kade Widing.
Shelby 21 Hesperia 19
The Streak is over.
No, not the season long skid by the Panthers that came out of nowhere.
It was the 30 game free fall of futility the Tigers have endured since their seniors were freshmen that came to an end.
That year Shelby followed up a win over Montague with a pasting of the Pirates, a 57-0 win over Hart.
The following week their modest 2 game winning run was halted by Oakridge and now three seasons and another 29 losses later it is over.
For Hesperia it will be time to regroup and take a look at what has turned out to be an most unexpected season..
Hart 8 White Cloud 0
A scoreless battle came down to the final seconds of the game when the Pirates sailed into the endzone for the winning score.
The Indians moved the ball into scoring territory several times during the game but were victimized by turnovers penalties and dropped passes.
Kevin Arnold hit on 3 passes for 52 yards with Conner Maring taking 2 for 35 yards and Eric Plotts catching for 17 yards.Alex Doke rushed for 56 yards on 12 carries and Buck Seabrook added 56 yards on 11 carries.
Nine seniors took the field the final time for the Cloud.
Kevin Arnold, Sean Kakoczki, Conner Maring, Derrion Holland, Buck Seabrook, Derek Moore, Ryan Larsen, Eric Plotts and Hunter Jackson.
“They will be missed’” said Coach Hance.
Northpointe Christian 49 Holton 21
The Mustangs shook off a 3 game losing streak and beat the hosts in Red Devil Stadium, never an easy task. The win puts NPC into the postseason at 6-3 and Holton finishes with a 3-6 mark.
Kent City 47 Tri County 19
The Eagles completed a season sweep by defeated the Vikings on the road. Their next game looks to be at home and they will find out who will be coming to town Sunday night..
Lakeview 42 Central Montcalm 8
The Wildcats completed their table run and will be the third Silver team to tune in Sunday evening to see when and where they next play.
The Cats have played on in 3 of the past 4 years. Since their first appearance in 2000 when they advanced to the district final Lakeview has made 10 trips to the postseason without a win. They will be looking to snap that streak next weekend.
Lake City 35 Morley Stanwood 6
The Mohawks ran into a Trojan team hitting on all of their substantial cylinders.
Whoever gets chosen as their foe for next weekend will likely not be as formidable as Lake City.MS will sit down Sunday evening to see who that opponent might be.
Alma 39 Big Rapids 33
The Cards put up a good effort against a powerful Panther squad
Reed City 50 Pine River 10
Reed City rolls on and will likely snare a game on their home turf, a big edge for the Yotes and their raucous fans.
Chippewa Hills 28 Beal City 12
The Aggies a D-8 perennial playoff powerhouse with a pair of state titles on their resume will be missing the dance for the first time this century and just the third time since 1980.
Think of that. If you started kindergarten in 2000- your high school team was playoff-bound every year you attended school including 4 years of college.
The Warriors capped off their 7th straight season of playing beyond the first 9 and will await their next assignment coming Sunday.
Grant 41 Ravenna 26