Center Line Captures MAC Bronze Division Title 

The Center Line Panthers clinched the MAC Bronze Championship Saturday by shutting out Lamphere 30-0. 

The Panthers scored on a 5 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Hastings to wide receiver Jaden Davis for a 6-0 lead. 

Later Hastings would score on a 30 yard scamper to put Center Line up 13-0 before halftime. 

Panther Head Coach Ben Torres was very pleased with the teams effort, but added “we still have work to do in week nine”. 

“Our goal at the beginning of the year was to win the division,beat arch rival  Lincoln keeping the Brown Jug and winning six games as well as qualifying for the playoffs” said Torres.  CL can win their sixth game and clinch a playoff berth by winning at Marysville next week. 

“I’m very proud of these kids” concluded Torres. 

Hastings finished the day with 5 of 7 passing for 75 yards and one TD.  He would also run the ball for 65 yards on 3 carries and a touchdown.

Diante Taylor carried the ball 10 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

The Panther defense was stifling.  George Talley III had five tackles and five sacks. Davon Sears had four tackles to go along with four sacks and a safety.  

Levi Walker had seven tackles and two sacks and Isaac Lazarowicz contributed six tackles and an interception.

(Statistics provided by Zach Zimmerman)

Playoff  Picture

In: Chippewa Valley, G.P. South,  W.W.Tower, Madison, Michigan Collegiate,Parkway Christian, De La Salle,  Dakota, P.H. Northern, Lake Shore.

One Win and In : Romeo,Warren Mott, Roseville, St.Clair, Marine City.

Needs Two Wins and In: Eisenhower, L.C. North,Lakeview,Marysville, Center Line, Clawson. 

Multiple teams are 3-4 and need two wins and help in the race for playoff points.

The Unbeatens

With just two weeks left in the 2018 high school football regular season multiple teams are not only looking for division titles, but perfect 9-0 seasons.

In the MAC Red Chippewa Valley faces a tough test at Romeo. A victory and the Big Reds win the title outright, but a Bulldog win and they claim a share of the title.

 Dakota who defeated Romeo last week in double overtime can also claim a share with a victory against Eisenhower and a Romeo win over Chippewa Valley. The Big Reds close out the season next week against Utica.

A huge matchup looms in the MAC Gold as undefeated W.W.Tower plays host to once beaten Lake Shore. The winner takes the division title.

Grosse Pointe South battles arch rival Grosse Pointe North this Friday and then meets Romeo in a tough week nine crossover.  

Madison who is also 7-0 plays at Clintondale and Lamphere where they should be heavy favorites to win both games and finish the year undefeated.

Parkway Christian is favored to win in weeks eight and nine. This week they take on Southfield Christian. 

Michigan Collegiate should run the table, but after taking on Chandler Park in week eight they face a 5-2 Millington team to close out the season. 

The teams looking to finish with a  perfect regular season all have a legitimate shot,but in some cases it won’t be easy. 

W.W. Tower Stays Unbeaten After Wild Victory Over Fitzgerald

( Matthew Bills scores one of six TD’s )

Warren Woods Tower Quarterback Matthew Bills ran up and down the field scoring six touchdowns as the Titans held off the Spartans 56-48.

Four of Bills TD’s came in the first half, but the Spartans behind quarterback Colton Haberek (who would score a touchdown of his own) and then throw a 61 yard TD pass to Philip Brown cut a 21-0 Tower lead to 21-16.  Bills then scored his fourth touchdown of the game putting the Titans up 28-16 at halftime. 

W.W.T. running back Henry Brown would start the second half scoring with a 69 yard burst for a touchdown putting the Titans up 35-16, but Fitzgerald would score the games next two touchdowns, one a three yard run by Jalen Crawford and another on a pass from Haberek to Matt Nesmitt cutting the lead to 35-32.

With Tower ahead 42-40 Bills would score his sixth touchdown of the game with a 94 yard scamper and the Titans were ahead 49-40.  Then Omari Embree scored for the Titans making it 56-40. 

( Omari Embree scores for W.W. T. )

The Spartans weren’t done Chris Keys would add a TD and two point conversion with five minutes left, but the rally would fall short as the Titans would hang on and beat Fitzgerald to stay unbeaten at 7-0. Fitz drops to 3-4. 
( Colton Haberek throws downfield )

( Dajun Jones of Fitz ) 

Titans Head Coach Al Gulick said “this was as wild and crazy as a game that I’ve been in as a coach”. 

Nobody could get a stop,I give Fitzgerald a lot of credit they always play us tough, it’s a big rivalry” added Gulick. 

( Warren Woods Tower Coach Al Gulick )

“Bills was under the weather with the flu, but the young man is sensational and played a great game” concluded Gulick. 

Spartan Head Coach Gary Skop could not agree more about the game stating “it was one heck of a battle and our kids should be proud at the way they hung in this game, they would not quit” concluded Skop. 

Roseville Beats Fraser

( One of three touchdowns for  # 9  Daivon Lowman) 
Daivon  Lowman carried the ball 14 times for 207 yards and added three TD’s in leading the Panthers past the Ramblers 31-7. 

Quarterback Javon Osterhout ran for a score finishing the night with 110 yards rushing and adding 58 through the air. 

De’Andro Watts ran for a touchdown and had two interceptions and six tackles. 
Head Coach Mike Mahar said ” we’re trying to improve every week and tonight was a big victory”.” I’m proud of our team”added Mahar.  

Roseville is now 5-2 and travels next week to Port Huron Northern for a  MAC Blue Division Championship clash with the Huskies.

“They are a solid team and it’s gonna be a tough battle ” concluded Mahar.

Fraser is now o-7 on the season.  

Latest Top Ten Polls

Mark is out of town so here is your top ten polls in print. We will return later this week with the point spreads. 

Division 1

1. Chippewa Valley

2. De La Salle

3. G.P. South

4. Romeo

5. Dakota

6. P. H. Northern

7. Eisenhower

8. Warren Mott

9. Roseville 

10. L.C. North
Division 2

1. Madison 

2. W.W. Tower

3. Michigan Collegiate

4. Lake Shore

5. Marine City

6. Parkway Christian

7. St. Clair 

8. Marysville 

9. Fitzgerald 

10. Center Line 

Chippewa Valley Starts Fast Beats Warren Mott

Chippewa Valley Quarterback Tommy Schuster hit wide receiver David Ellis with two touchdown passes early in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead. 

The Big Reds would take a commanding 35-7 halftime lead on their way to a 49-21 victory over Warren Mott.

With the victory Chippewa Valley clinched a playoff berth and improved their record to 6-0. 

( Chip Valley’s Isaiah DeVougas closes in on Warren Mott’s Trevon Madison )

The Warren Mott Marauders are now 4-2.