With their 52-20 victory over Muskegon Heights on Friday night, Muskegon Catholic Central won their 500th game as a program. Celebrating this historic occasion, we will take a look at the 500 wins by the numbers.


716: Number of Games Played

.703: Win Percentage (500-209-7 record)

500: Wins

53: Seasons with at least a .500 winning percentage (out of 69, including this year)

31: Playoff Appearances (not including a presumed appearance this fall)

15: State Championship Game Appearances (1980, 81, 82, 86, 90, 91, 95, 2000, 01, 06, 08, 13, 14, 15, 16)

13: Conference Championships (see below)

12: State Championships in the playoff era (1980, 82, 90, 91, 95, 2000, 06, 08, 13, 14, 15, 16)

1: Mythical State Championship (1974)




The Crusaders were members of the Lake Michigan Athletic Conference (LMAC) from 1966-1984, when the conference disbanded. In 2014, Muskegon Catholic Central joined the Lakes 8 Conference, a partnership that will conclude this fall as the league is set to fold. In their 26 yers affiliated in a conference, MCC won the 13 league titles.

1972 Lake Michigan Athletic Conference

1973 Lake Michigan Athletic Conference

1974 Lake Michigan Athletic Conference

1978 Lake Michigan Athletic Conference

1980 Lake Michigan Athletic Conference

1981 Lake Michigan Athletic Conference

1982 Lake Michigan Athletic Conference

2014 Lakes 8 Conference

2015 Lakes 8 Conference

2016 Lakes 8 Conference

2017 Lakes 8 Conference

2020 Lakes 8 Conference

2021 Lakes 8 Conference



1980 Class B, defeat Okemos

1982 Class B, defeat Dearborn Divine Child

1990 Class C, defeat Galesburg-Augusta

1991 Class C, defeat Harbor Beach

1995 Class C, defeat Morenci

2000 Division 8, defeat Crystal Falls Forest Park

2006 Division 7, defeat Grass Lake

2008 Division 8, defeat Crystal Falls Forest Park

2013 Division 8, defeat Beal City

2014 Division 8, defeat Munising

2015 Division 8, defeat Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes

2016 Division 8, defeat Ottawa Lake Whiteford



35: Mona Shores

31: Muskegon Heights

22: Orchard View

18: Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, West Catholic

17: Grand Haven

13: Reeths Puffer

12: Muskegon, Traverse City St Francis

10: Ludington, Manistee, Ravenna, Traverse City Central

9: Grand Rapids Union, Saginaw Nouvel

8: Creston

7: Flint Northwestern, Grand Rapids Central, Hopking

6: Allendale, Beal City, Fruitport, Ottawa Hills

5: Holton, Mendon

4: Cadillac, Detroit Country Day, Frankfort, Grand Rapids Christian, Hesperia, McBain, North Muskegon, Spring Lake

3: Covert, Flint Southwestern, Fowler, Gobles, Godwin Heights, Kalamazoo Hackett, Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart, Pewamo Westphalia, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Sault Ste Marie White Pine (ONT), South Bend St Joseph (IN), St Ignace

2: Algonac, Belding, Benzie Central, Climax-Scotts, Crystal Falls Forest Park, Decatur, Detroit Catholic Central, East Grand Rapids, Ecorse, Fremont, Galesburg-Augusta, Grant, Harbor Beach, Holland, Merrill, Middleton-Fulton, Reed City, Saginaw Buena Vista, South Bend Riley, (IN), St Joseph, Swartz Creek, Toledo Central Catholic (OH), Tri-Unity Christian, Ubly, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, Westland Lutheran,

1: Baldwin, Battle Creek St Philip, Breckenridge, Burton Bendle, Chesaning, Chicago Hope Academy (IL), Chicago Marian (IL), Chicago St Philips (IL), Coleman, Colon, Coopersville, Dearborn Divine Child, Detroit Henry Ford Creative Studies, Detroit University Prep, Edwardsburg, Flint Northern, Flint Powers Catholic, Grass Lake, Harper Woods Gallagher, Harrison, Hillsdale, Howe School (IN), Jackson Lumen Christi, Jenison, Kingsford, LaCrosse Aquinas (WI), Lawton, Maple City Glen lake, Melvindale Academy for Business & Tech, Menominee, Milwaukee Thomas More (WI), Morenci, Mt Clemens St. Mary, Munising, Negaunee, New Buffalo, New Lothrop, Norway, Oakridge, Okemos, Ontonagon, Otisville LakeVille, Ottawa Lake Whiteford, Portage Northern, Redford Union, Richmond, Riverview Gabriel Richard, Saginaw Arthur Hill, Saugatuck, Shelby, Shepherd, Sioux Falls Washington (SD), Sparta, St Charles, St Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic, Stephenson, Stevensville Lakeshore, Suttons Bay, Unionville-Sebewaing, Vestaburg, Webberville, Wyoming