Bronson and Union City punched their tickets to the MHSAA Football Playoffs with wins on the final night of the regular season. They will be watching the Selection Sunday Show tomorrow night at 6 on Fox Sports Detroit to find out their Pre-District opponents. Meanwhile, Coldwater, Quincy, and Tekonsha dropped their season finales.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
(at) Sturgis 42, Coldwater 22
The 95th renewal of the football rivalry between the Coldwater Cardinals and Sturgis Trojans ended with the Trojans earning the right to keep the Silver Football plaque in their trophy case for the third year running, thanks to their 42-22 win over the Cards. Sturgis racked up 416 yards in total offense, compared to just 192 for Coldwater. Wisconsin-bound quarterback Chance Stewart was 15 for 24 passing for 212 yards and 3 first-half touchdowns, while Trojan running back Chris Alexander had 24 carries for 135 yards and 3 second-half scores; They wrap up the season at 5-4 overall, 4-3 in the SMAC East. For the Cardinals, Cooper Murphy had 18 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown; he also had a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Quarterback Ryan Hadley was 1 for 5 passing for 10 yards, but he had a 3-yard TD run on a busted play late in the game. Blaze Watson kicked a 22-yard field goal. Defensively, Skylar Reincke and Bryant Garrett each had 7 tackles; Garrett also had an interception as Coldwater concludes its season with a 1-8 overall record, 1-6 in the SMAC East.
(at) Bronson 22, Bath 18
On Armed Forces Night at Charles Hilton Field, Bronson held off a late charge from Bath to pick up a 22-18 win over the visiting Bees. In the process, the Vikings became playoff-eligible with a 5-3 regular season record. Hayden Jergens had 27 carries for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Nick Mitchell had 12 carries for 85 yards and Scotty Wyant had 6 carries for 14 yards and a score. Jacob Gallup led the Bronson defense with 18 tackles, while Nick Mitchell had 11.
(at) Michigan Center 49,Quincy 8
Quincywas blown out at Michigan Center 49-8 to end its season at 2-7. Jimmy Strock ran for 80 yards and the Orioles’ lone score, while Cody Trine had 12 tackles to lead the defense.
Union City 38, (at) East Jackson 20
Union City became playoff-eligible with a 38-20 win at East Jackson. Quarterback Brady Johnson was 5-for-8 passing for 88 yards and 3 touchdowns; he also had 15 carries for 126 yard and a score while Josh Holton had 18 carries for 120 yards and a TD. Defensively, Chris Rieger had 11 tackles and an interception as the Chargers finish the regular season 6-3.
(at) Litchfield 32, Tekonsha 26
Tekonsha lost at Litchfield 32-26 to finish its season at 1-8.
Harper Creek 48, Battle Creek Central 0 (Harper wins SMAC East outright)
Lakeview 40,Gull Lake12 (Lakeview becomes playoff eligible for first time in 9 years)
Marshall 38, Loy Norrix 20 (Marshall earns a playoff berth)
Mattawan 20, Portage Northern 14 (Mattawan claims sole possession of 2nd in SMAC West)
Portage Central 42,Niles13
St Joseph24, Kalamazoo Central 16
Lakeshore 59, Benton Harbor 18 (Lakeshore finishes regular season undefeated)
Bellevue 22, Concord 20
Homer 28, Hanover-Horton 12
Jonesville 47,Vandercook Lake 27
Reading 34, Addison 18
Springport 23, Napoleon 13
Cassopolis 46, White Pigeon 0
Mendon 15, Pewamo-Westphalia 12 (OT)
Pennfield 19, Constantine 7
Kalamazoo Hackett 16, Kalamazoo Christian 8
Olivet 49, Delton Kellogg 0
Parchment 34, Galesburg-Augusta 21
Schoolcraft 40, Maple Valley 0
Pittsford 32, North Adams-Jerome 6
Adrian Lenawee Christian 49, Camden-Frontier 0
MHSAA GIRLS GOLF FINALS
After the first day of the MHSAA Division 3 Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals at the Bedford Valley Golf Club, Coldwater's Anna Wendorf, who is playing as an individual qualifier, was in a tie for 45th place with a 99 for her first day score. 90 girls teed off Friday morning in what can only be described as miserable conditions and Anna's score placed her right in the middle of the pack.
On today’s schedule, in volleyball, Coldwater hosts the Cardinal Invitational, with Bronson among the teams competing, while Quincy and Union City are at the Jonesville Invitational. In cross country, Coldwater runs at the SMAC League Meet at Sturgis, Bronson is at the Niles Brandywine Invitational, Quincy is at the Gobles Invitational, and Union City is at the Kalamazoo Christian Invitational. Finally, in boys soccer, Coldwater goes for its first-ever district title this morning when the Cardinals host Marshall in an MHSAA Division 2 District Final.