Three Macomb area football teams made it to the state championship games. We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. Here is a look at the match ups and the pics.
Pic Chippewa Valley -1.5 over Clarkston.
Pic De La Salle -7 over Mona Shores
Pic Madison -10.5 over New Lothrop
Cousino Lady Patriot Guard Kate McArthur has signed to play at Central Michigan University next season.
In a preseason poll McArthur was rated among one of the top 50 guards in the country.
McArthur signed with CMU at Cousino in a ceremony held this afternoon with many people in attendance which included, family, friends, teammates and media.
Cousino Athletic Director Aaron Setlak said “Kate is a great student and person and comes from an awesome family”.
Incoming head coach Amy Mitchell praised McArthur . She’s a great player, but more importantly I’m really impressed with her maturity” said Mitchell.
Former head coach Mike Lee said “It was a tremendous ride with Kate and I wish her all the best”.
When asked about why she chose CMU McArthur said ” I really like the campus and being close to home”.
“Family is very important. My mom and dad have done so much for me” added McArthur.
Our team goal is to win a another state championship. ” I want to go out the way I came in, winning a state title”. ” I know it will be a special season” concluded McArthur.
This weekend is semi final Saturday and we have four teams from the Macomb area still alive.
Here are our picks
Pick’em Belleville vs Chippewa Valley Joe’s Pick Chippewa Valley/Mark Picks Chippewa Valley
+ 14.5 Groves vs De La Salle Joe’s Pick De La Salle/Mark Picks Groves
Portland vs Marine City + 9 Joe’s Pick Marine City/Mark Picks Portland
+3.5 Cassopolis vs Madison Joe’s Pick Madison/Mark Picks Madison
Congratulations to all of our teams on a great season!
Roseville back Martell Turner scored on a 89 yard touchdown run on the first play of the game, but it would be Lakeview that would score the games next three touchdowns on their way to a 41-32 victory over the Panthers Friday Night.
Ivan Krohta ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and Evan Rochon rushed for 217 yards and also ran for two scores.
Terrence Weathers of Roseville returned an interception for a touchdown that would cut the Lakeview lead to 21-20 just before halftime.
With Lakeview up 34-32 Rochon would score from 22 yards out to clinch the victory for the Huskies who now move on to play Port Huron Northern for the district championship at Northern next Friday night.
Lakeview Head Coach Pat Threet praised his teams effort and talked about how they had battled back all season long.” We were 3-3 and trailed in almost every game”said Threet
“I told our kids at the half we might be in a one point ball game, but we’ve been here all year so it’s nothing new , let’s go out and take care of business and they did” added Threet.
“Evan and Ivan are great competitors and give it all they have every week” I’m very proud of our entire team” concluded Threet.
“This team plays hard and when one guy goes down everybody steps up. Ivan got hurt, but our team rallied together and played very well tonight”said Rochon.
The DLS Pilots knocked off Catholic Central Saturday Night at Ford Field for the Catholic League A-B Title in a rematch from just a week ago when C. C. beat the Pilots 10-7.
Quarterback Nolan Schultz scored on a one yard quarterback sneak and scampered later in the game 70 yards for a touchdown.
Evan Valincourt scored untouched from 15 yards out as the Pilots got revenge 24-6.
De La Salle Head Coach Mike Giannone said ” Schultz is one heck of a competitor”, “he’s in great shape and he’s got a lot a heart” added Giannone.
That’s a good team we beat tonight, they are very physical, but we were up to the challenge and I’m proud of the way our guys played” concluded Giannone.
DLS finished the regular season 7-2. C.C. finished 6-3.
Warren Mott took a 13-7 lead to the locker room at half and went onto defeat Stevenson 22-14.
Warren Mott quarterback Jake Dube threw for two touchdowns and ran for one.
( Jake Dube runs for a first down )
Wide receiver Darius Willis had two touchdown receptions and 185 yards receiving.
The Marauders finished the regular season at 7-2 and has qualified for the playoffs 12 of the last 13 seasons. It was the 102nd career victory for Warren Mott Head Coach Milanov.
Stevenson finished 4-5.
Warren Woods Tower defeated Lake Shore in a much anticipated matchup between two MAC Gold powers with the Titans coming out on top 28-12.
W.W.T. lead 14 -12 at the half.
But early in the fourth quarter star quarterback Matthew Bills scored from two yards out and later back up quarterback Deric Astrauckas would score a touchdown putting the game away for a homecoming victory.
With the win the Titans clinched the MAC Gold and can complete a perfect regular season with a win at Port Huron next Friday.
Coach Al Gulick said “this was a tremendous battle and Lake Shore was a tough opponent. “Coach Popp does a great job”added Gulick.
“Our kids would not be denied, they played so hard and they were well prepared by my coaching staff, they did a fabulous job, I cannot say enough about my staff” said Gulick.
“We changed our blocking scheme at the half and we thought that would make the difference and it did, it was a great team effort ” concluded Gulick.