COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In Branch County high school sports, the in-between seasons break continues with no county teams able to stay alive to play on in the MHSAA state tournaments that will be wrapping up in the next two weeks. The third round of the football playoffs kicked off last night and will continue with more regional title games on the schedule for this afternoon.
SMAC East champion Harper Creek is now just a win away from punching a ticket to Ford Field and the Thanksgiving weekend finals after the Beavers last night advanced in Division Three with a 26-to-24 victory over visiting Tecumseh. In other contests involving area teams, in Division Two, Mattawan lost at home to Caledonia 42-to-28. In Division Four, Three Rivers fell at Grand Rapids South Christian 38-to-14. And in Division Six, Constantine was a winner at Hillsdale 49-to-35.
This afternoon’s schedule includes Mendon with a Division Eight game at home against Muskegon Catholic Central.