As the fourth week of high school football has arrived, Michigan Sports Radio’s coverage is in full swing. Check out the Remax-United Power Poll, where the Lowell Red Arrows are ranked by our panel of experts as the top team around. Also, before starting this week, take a look back at the Core Power Performance Players of the Week from the action in Week 3.
This week, MSR will be live broadcasting eight contests from across the area Friday night. In addition, the website will be featuring a live scoreboard updated here. On Twitter, you can follow us with the handle @MISportsRadio, where scored will be equally as up to the minute. If there is a stellar performance that you notice in Friday’s action whether on the air or in person, tweet us and they could be nominated for Core Power Performance Player of the Week. Thirdly, we invite you to download our FREE app, which gives you the ability to listen live on your mobile device in addition to real-time scores and standings, amongst other features. This will work on all brands of mobile devices, and can be found in their respective stores/markets.
Our Week 4 Schedule:
Hudsonville vs Grandville
In a big OK-Red matchup, the fourth ranked Eagles will host fifth ranked Grandville in a battle of unbeaten teams. Each team enters the game 3-0, and with a 1-0 league record. The Bulldogs have defeated Hudsonville two years in a row, including 38-13 a season ago. Hudsonville holds the 14-11-1 all-time edge in the rivalry.
Rockford at Caledonia
Fresh off their first win in 2016, the Rams will travel to 1-2 Caledonia to take on the Scots. Both teams will be looking for their first win in the league as Rockford has yet to play a league contest, while the Scots are 0-1. These two teams split the all time series, as Caledonia won the first meeting 42-0 in 2014, while the Rams won 46-20 a season ago.
Tri-County at Chippewa Hills
A share of first place in the CSAA-Gold is on the line Friday night when the Vikings travel to Remus Chippewa Hills to take on the Warriors. Tri-County enters the game at 2-1, but with a perfect league record of 2-0, while Remus Chippewa Hills comes in at 3-0, also 2-0 in league play. Last season, the Warriors won in a 62-29 shootout, and they have won the last two meetings in a series that is split all time at three games each.
Freeland vs Alma
Freeland, ranked #10 in the Remax-United Power Poll, and #7 in the AP Division 5 rankings, hosts a huge game in the determination of a Tri-Valley Central champion on Friday night. The Alma Panthers come to town, also at 3-0 on the season, and ranked #4 in Division 4. Freeland has won seven of ten all-time meetings, including the last three, most recently a 14-7 victory in 2015.
Comstock Park vs Allendale
The Panthers will look to build off last week’s convincing win over Coopersville a week ago as they take on the Allendale Falcons in an OK-Blue matchup. Comstock Park is 1-0 in league play, while Allendale is 0-1. Comstock Park has won four games in a row in this series, including 44-27 in 2015.
West Catholic vs Spring Lake
After losing last week to Zeeland West, West Catholic’s first loss since September 11 2015, the Falcons will try to bounce back in their first OK-Blue battle against winless Spring Lake. Don’t let the Lakers’ record fool you however, as they lost their first two games by a combined two points. These schools have met one time, in the 2000 Pre-District round of the Division 5 playoffs, when the Lakers emerged victorious 52-13.
East Kentwood vs Forest Hills Northern
In a non-league battle, East Kentwood will look to bounce back after a loss last week to Hudsonville. The ninth-ranked Falcons will take on a 1-2 Husky team that is coming off a 39-7 win over Northview last Friday. East Kentwood won the last meeting all the way back in 2004 by a score of 30-14, and maintain a 2-0 series lead.
Vicksburg at Plainwell
In this week’s edition of the Kalamazoo Game of the Week, the Vicksburg Bulldogs will visit the Plainwell Trojans in a battle of Wolverine Conference foes. The Bulldogs come in at 2-1, while the Trojans are 1-2, both of these records reflect overall and league play, as the ten-team league plays nine conference games. Plainwell won last year’s meeting 22-7, and in the rivalry that has taken place in every season since 1954, the Trojans hold a 39-21-2 advantage.