The Michigan Sports Radio team has you covered with plenty of exciting previews of this week’s action. All of the games below will be a part of our recap coverage on Friday night, when we have over 40 area game summaries. Many will also be live on our network.


Rockford vs Grandville: The three-time defending OK Red Champions are going up against Grandville. The Bulldogs have a potent offense, which will be a tall task for the Rams’ defense. The complete preview by MSR’s Randy Gregory can be found here.

Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs South Christian: The undefeated Cougars will take their 42-game win streak into a fierce battle with South Christian. The Sailors are the #1 ranked team in Division 4, while the Cougars are the #1 ranked team in Division 5. This looks to be an epic showdown between two teams with their sights set on Ford Field.

Union vs Muskegon (Preview by Michael Markoch): 

Both Muskegon and Union come into week six looking to pick up the pieces from previous defeats when they’ll clash at Houseman Field on Friday night. Muskegon wasted an impressive comeback effort against Zeeland West, but still proved that they can hang with one of the best teams in the state this year. Quarterback M’Khi Guy put on his cape against the Dux, rushing for 202 yards and a touchdown while throwing for 51 yards and a touchdown through the air. Between Guy and running back Jakob Price, who rushed for three touchdowns last week, the Big Reds should be determined to get back on track once again.

After a strong 3-0 start, the Union Red Hawks are flying low, losing their last two games to Reeths-Puffer and Mona Shores. Last week against the Sailors, Union gave up 43 points in the first quarter and left themselves basically no chance to recover. Red Hawks’ quarterback Tommy Stevens threw three interceptions, the Red Hawks were outgained by over 200 yards and out possessed by over 35 minutes of total game time. If the Red Hawks are going to make an incredible return to the playoffs, they are going to need to start beating good teams and racking up playoff points in the process. There aren’t going to be many better opportunities than the one this week, at home, against the Big Reds.

Coopersville vs Holland Christian (Preview by Lien Veldboom)

The Maroons of Holland Christian will be hosting the Coopersville Broncos. Holland Christian looked to have settled out a bit this year after experiencing only 1 win within the conference last year. They now sit 2-1 with their only loss coming from the undefeated West Catholic Falcons. Coopersville is 1-2 in the OK Blue with their only win coming from the Hawkeyes in week 2.

West Catholic vs Hamilton (Preview by Lien Veldboom)

In week 6, the Hamilton Hawkeyes will host the undefeated West Catholic Falcons. The Hawkeyes are hoping to bounce back after a tough loss to Unity Christian. The Falcons will look to continue their winning ways, as they haven’t experienced a loss all season. Their offense has been on fire scoring at least 28 points in each of their games.

Central Montcalm vs Tri-County (Preview by Hudson Harkness)

Tri-County travels to Stanton to face Central Montcalm as the Vikings look to hold onto 1st place in the Gold. The Vikings are coming off a huge win against Morley-Stanwood last Friday. From the start the Mohawks stood no shot with the Tri-County offense that is so electric. This week the Vikings will be facing another team that has struggled this season on all phases of the ball. As I have said all season, Tri-County is the better team, they just have to stick with what they know best and run the ball.

Central Montcalm faced Reed City in week five and from the opening kickoff you could tell it was going to be a long night for the Hornets, as the Coyotes took it 78-yards to the house. Central Montcalm is facing a similar team to what they saw a week ago, with the run first mentally, so that could benefit the Hornets a little. The Hornets must make big adjustments around the field this week if they want to keep up with this Vikings team. Central Montcalm has struggled all season and Tri-County is one of the hottest teams in the area, this game could turn ugly quick if the Vikings are able to establish their run game early.

Freeland vs Bay City John Glenn (Preview by Josh Longstreth)

In what was a monster matchup in the Tri Valley Conference last week, Freeland was unable to overcome a powerful Frankenmuth team. In a game that really came down to the last quarter, Freeland was unable to take advantage of opportunities. The Falcons would go on to lose that game, 21-0. It was a game in which each team would sit in the top five from their respective divisions. It was a game in which the defenses stood out. Neither offense was able to break over 250 yards of total offense. It was the first time that the Falcon offense had been beaten up front. Freeland knows that they had their opportunities to make the outcome different in this one. The Falcons had a chance to tie it up at 7-apiece on a pass that was just out of reach in the endzone shortly after Frankenmuth took the lead. The defense kept them in the game for much of the night including just a 0-7 deficit at the half. Every time Freeland would seem to gain the momentum, Frankenmuth just took it right back. It was the first time since 2018 that the Falcon offense had been shut out. Even with the loss, Freeland will sit at #7 in Division 4. The Falcons will look to bounce right back knowing that they battled quite possibly the best team in Division 5 late into the game.

The Bay City John Glenn Bobcats were able to pick up their second win of the season last week, however, maybe not how they would have liked it. The Bobcats would pick up a forfeit victory over Bridgeport after an incident at Bridgeport High School would force them to have to forfeit the game out of safety. The win now puts John Glenn at 2-3 overall on the year and 1-3 in the TVC. Being rested, they’ll look to start the second half of the season off right against a conference power. Freeland rolled over the Bobcats last year, 48-14. A win against the Falcons would truly change the dynamic of their season.

Grand Rapids Christian vs Greenville: With losses in their last two games, the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles enter the game with a 2-3 record. Their backs are against the wall as they take on the Greenville Yellow Jackets. It has been a rather lopsided series as of late, with the Eagles winning every match since 2010. In order to keep their postseason chances alive, they will need that streak to extend on Friday night.

Jenison vs Hudsonville: The 2-3 Jenison Wildcats hope to build off the momentum of last week’s 31-6 victory over Grand Haven. They will take on rival Hudsonville this Friday, with the Eagles facing their own dire circumstances. Due to their gauntlet non-league slate, Hudsonville is currently 1-4 on the season, with Rockford and East Kentwood still on the schedule. Hudsonville desperately needs this victory if they even want to think about the playoffs. This is an extremely talented team, one of the few matchups in which a 1-win team will be favored this week.

Newaygo vs Reed City (Preview by Hudson Harkness)

Reed City host Newaygo after both come off big wins in week five. Newaygo took down their rival, Grant, last week and did so by spreading the ball out. Their offense was able to hit multiple receivers on quick passes and then hand the ball off and convert on short yardage situations. This week the Lions face a tougher opponent in Reed City. Newaygo’s offensive line has struggled all year but looked like a different line against Grant. The Coyotes have a better defensive line than the Tigers do. This week the Lions must get the ball out in space quick and hope their athletes can make plays. Newaygo must always figure out a way to slow down the methodical run game that Reed City has.

The Coyotes are coming off a blowout win against Central Montcalm. All season Reed City has been able to move the ball down the field, even in their loss to Tri-County. Their defense last week looked like the Reed City that we all know, being able to stop the run and their secondary hold the pass in check. This week the Coyotes linebackers will be the ones that will be the ones that have to step up the most. Newaygo is going to try and get quick passes that will rely on the linebackers to tackle in space before the ball carrier can reach the secondary. This game should go to Reed City in classic Reed City fashion. Newaygo just doesn’t have the size up front to slow the Coyotes run game down or their defensive pressure that they like to bring.


Best of the West (Other Games with MSR Articles to Follow)

Mona Shores vs Zeeland West (Preview by Michael Markoch)

Both Mona Shores and Zeeland West are unbeaten in conference play and the winner of this game may be on their way to winning the OK Green conference. The Sailors picked up a convincing 64-14 victory last week against the Union Red Hawks. Running back Dahmir Farnum ran for four touchdowns in the first quarter alone in the win. The Sailors and their first-year quarterback Johnathan Pittman have yet to be truly challenged so far in conference play, but if they can continue to lean on their run game, the Sailors can hang with and beat anyone.

Speaking of strong running games, no one has been able to contain the attack of the Zeeland West Dux to this point in 2022. The Dux are unbeaten and coming off a thrilling 38-36 win over Muskegon in week five. The win was the first time the Dux had defeated the Big Reds since 2005. After losing a 20-point lead, Dux’ senior running back Skyler Geurink scampered into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. In the game, Geurink rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns. Parker Holman also scored his tenth touchdown of the year, which keeps him among the state leaders in that category.

Allendale vs Unity Christian (Preview by Lien Veldboom)

We are about halfway through conference play, and Unity Christian is one of the 2 remaining undefeated teams within the OK Blue. They are scheduled to face the Falcons of Allendale this week. After scoring 57 points in their game against Hamilton, Allendale will have to slow the offense of the Crusaders. The Falcons will be looking to gain their first win since week 1 of the season.

Spring Lake vs Fruitport (Preview by Lien Veldboom)

The Trojans and the Lakers are set to square off for their week 6 matchup. Fruitport is the highest scoring team within their conference, and they currently sit at a 2-1 record. The Lakers are yet to experience a win in OK Blue action. They enter with a 1-5 record for the season, but you can throw all of the records out in this epic annual clash. There is no love lost between these programs. Expect an intense battle on Friday night.

Zeeland East vs Reeths-Puffer (Preview by Michael Markoch)

Zeeland East got a much-needed week off last week after picking up a forfeit victory over Holland, who suspended their varsity season after week 4. After not being able to find an opponent, the Chix were able to rest up and prepare for the stretch run. However, it has been tough sledding so far for Zeeland East in 2022. In games that they have played out, the Chix are 0-4 and in their last game, they got pounded by Muskegon, 41-19. This week, it gets no easier as the Chix head up to Reeths-Puffer to play the Rockets.

The Rockets have to be the surprise team of the OK Green this season. At 4-1, head coach Cody Kater is looking to get the Rockets back to the postseason, which would be a marvelous accomplishment in year one at the helm. Reeths-Puffer is led by their high-powered offense. Quarterback Brody Ross and running back Brody Johnson, the latter of which scored four touchdowns last week against Wyoming, have proven to be a formidable backfield force through the first five weeks. The Rockets would certainly love to have this win in their back pocket with games against conference leaders, Mona Shores and Zeeland West, looming.

Wyoming vs Armada (Preview by Michael Markoch)

The Wyoming Wolves were defeated by Reeths-Puffer 55-7 in week five. The Wolves have struggled in all phases so far this season and have a lot of room to improve. However, as a clearly rebuilding team, that’s okay if it doesn’t remain a pattern. After a one-win season last year, the Wolves are still winless in 2022, and it is difficult to look down the rest of their schedule and see a game that they “should” win. Wyoming has some electric pieces on both sides of the ball, but simply haven’t been able to put the pieces together well enough.

This week, the Wolves will travel to Armada High School to take on the Tigers. Armada comes out of the Blue Water Area Conference on the East side of the state and hold a 4-1 record on the year. Last week, the Tigers picked up a 14-10 victory over Almont. Though they are a much smaller school than Wyoming, 581 students compared to 1,217, they will be a challenging foe for the Wolves.

Grant vs Big Rapids (Preview by Hudson Harkness)

Grant hits the road to Big Rapids as the Tigers look to bounce back following loss in week five. The Tigers had a tough game against Newaygo last Friday. Their offense had a slow start and had difficulty moving the ball against a Lions team that has struggled upfront all season. Their defense had no answer to the quick pass game that Newaygo has been working on all year. This week won’t be any easier for Grant. Big Rapids’ offense is very explosive and can score at any point. The Tigers must secure that secondary, as the Cardinals like to take shots down field and try and take the top off the defense.

Big Rapids had a big win over Chippewa Hills in week five that included the Cardinals putting up 35 points in the 1st half and giving up zero. Big Rapids showed that they can score from any distance, scoring from 79 yards out or from the 2-yard line. This week the Cardinals will have to stick with the same game plan they had a week ago. The Tigers aren’t going to blow the Cardinals away with their athleticism, but Grant could come out and get 2-3 yards a play and hold the time of possession. This game should go to the Cardinals, with their play making abilities but Grant could find a way to get a few yards at a time and keep the ball out of the Big Rapids’ offense hands.

Lakeview vs Chippewa Hills (Preview by Hudson Harkness)

Chippewa Hills will host Lakeview following big losses from both teams in week five. Lakeview fell to division rival, Kent City last week, 34-0. Their offense couldn’t get rolling and their defense couldn’t contain the power run that the Eagles have. This week they will face a Warriors team that up until last week looked like a squad that has improved. The Wildcats will have to make an adjustment on the defensive side as this week the Warriors have a tendency to air it out inside the redzone, compared to the running Kent City did a week ago.

The Warriors had nothing go right for them in their 41-8 loss to Big Rapids. Their offense couldn’t get the ball moving and their defense couldn’t slow the run down. After looking improved in their week four win over Central Montcalm, it seems that the Warriors might have taken a step back. This week it is crucial for Chippewa Hills to get their offense started off hot and get confidence back in their head. Their defense must make changes to how they stop the run. Lakeview will try and run the ball straight into the heart of their opponents.

This matchup really feels like a toss-up. Lakeview has looked better this season thus far but are coming off a big loss to Kent City. Chippewa Hills looked in improved in week four, but it felt as they went back to block one against Big Rapids. I think the Wildcats should be able to pull this game off if they are able to stay discipline and limit the penalties and turnovers.

Kent City vs Morley-Stanwood (Preview by Hudson Harkness)

Kent City and Morley-Stanwood renew their rivalry in an important CSAA Silver matchup. The Eagles come into this matchup with an undefeated record and are coming off their 2nd shutout of the season. Kent City’s run game prevailed against Lakeview last Friday, as it has all season. It will be no surprise that the Eagles will stick to their run game this week against a Mohawk defense that has stumbled all year. Kent City’s defense, who has liked to bring pressure, will continue to pin their ears back this week with the Mohawks offensive line that has not been able to slow anyone down all year.

Morley-Stanwood is coming off being shutout for the 3rd time this season, heading into this rivalry game. The Mohawks defense did not look great last week against Tri-County, the Vikings were able to run the ball at will and gained positive yards nearly every play. Morley-Stanwood has been trying to adjust all season, but they have not been able to capitalize on the changes made. There are several things the Mohawks can continue to work on but the biggest thing they must work on for this game is their offensive line and making sure their offense can get some sort of momentum. This is a game that should go to Kent City, with their run game being as powerful as it is and the Mohawks struggling on all sides of the ball. The Eagles should be able to hold onto their 1st place spot in the Silver.

White Cloud vs Muskegon Heights (Preview by Hudson Harkness)

Muskegon Heights will travel to White Cloud as the Tigers look to get their 1st win of the season. The Tigers have struggled all year. They are being outscored 227-40. Muskegon Heights has faced a common opponent to White Cloud, Hart. The Tigers game against Hart was one the closer game they played this season with the final score being 36-14. When White Cloud faced Hart, it was a 38-19 win for the Indians. It will be interesting to see how the Tigers come out in response to White Cloud’s dominant offense.

White Cloud is looking to build off their huge win, 60-0, over Holton last Friday. The Indians offense was as explosive as it had been all season. Jace Silverthorn looked unstoppable, and Mason Ruether was able to find any receiver. On defense, White Cloud penetrated the backfield with ease and pounced on any ball within reach. Their gameplan should stay relevantly the same, get the playmakers in space and let them work. On defense keep attacking the quarterback. The Indians should come out victorious and pick up their 4th win of the season. Heights will have a hard time slowing down Silverthorn and the White Cloud offense. This should be a high scoring game for White Cloud and don’t expect for their defense to give up many.

Oakridge vs Whitehall (Preview by Sean Massa)

Muskegon Oakridge faces Whitehall in a pivotal matchup this week. Muskegon Oakridge enters the matchup with a 5-0 record, and it looks to maintain their undefeated season this week. They will have no easy opponent, as Whitehall also enters this matchup undefeated with a 4-0 record, and an offense that is posting north of 50 points per game. Whitehall’s defense has nothing to skip past either, as they have only allowed six points to this point in the season. Muskegon Oakridge is also a well-rounded team, as they have not allowed an opponent to eclipse the 20-point mark. This game should be a good one, as both teams come in with a well-rounded team that has proven to be legit up to this point in the season. 

Montague vs North Muskegon (Preview by Sean Massa)

Montague enters with a record of 2-3, whereas their opponents in North Muskegon enter with a 4-1 record on the season. After a tough week 1 loss, North Muskegon bounces back with four weeks of astonishing football to their name. In the last four weeks, they are outscoring their opponents by a score of 200–20. Montague started off the season on a roll with two victories in the first three weeks of the season but has stumbled a bit with two straight losses that leave them with a 2-3 record. North Muskegon is looking to continue their impressive season, as Montague is looking to rebound after looking strong to start but faltering as of late. 

Fremont vs Orchard View (Preview by Sean Massa)

Fremont faces Muskegon Orchard View in a WMC Lakes matchup this week. Fremont enters with a 3-2 record to start off the season, whereas their opponents, Orchard View, are winless on the season up to this point, with a 0-5 record. Fremont is coming off of a rather convincing win by their opponent in Oakridge, as they fell 36-8. Fremont will look to get back on track, as Orchard View has struggled this far. Their defense has allowed north of 40 points per contest this season. Orchard View will look to finally get in the win column, but Fremont is looking to put themselves in a position to succeed for the rest of the year and leave this week with a win. 

Ludington vs Manistee (Preview by Sean Massa)

Ludington is set to face Manistee this week in one of the state’s oldest rivalries. Ludington enters this week with a 4-1 record so far in the season, whereas Manistee entries with a 3-2 record for themselves. Manistee is coming off of a week 5 loss to Whitehall, where they fell 56-0 to the Vikings. Before their week 5 loss to Whitehall, the Manistee was playing some good football averaging just 11 points against per game, and nearly 40 points for. Ludington is coming off of a week 5 Victory versus Montague, and they have been rolling all season. They rebounded well from a week 4 loss, and I’ve got themselves back in the win column. They will look to do so once again and continue their impressive season thus far, as Manistee looks to bounce back after a blowout loss last week at the hand of the Vikings from Whitehall.

Muskegon Catholic Central vs Schoolcraft (Preview by Sean Massa)

Muskegon Catholic Central enter the 3-2 record, as they stare down the team from Schoolcraft, who is 4-1 up to this point on the campaign. The Schoolcraft offense average north of 30 points per game up to this point, and they will look to continue their roll scoring the football. The Catholic Central defense has allowed north of 17 points per contest up to this point in the season, but as of late, they have been on a roll. In the last two contests, The Muskegon Catholic Central defense has found themselves only allowing 18 total points. They will look to stop a seemingly high-powered Schoolcraft offense and get their team to a 4-2 record. Schoolcraft will look to get back in the win column once again and advanced to a 5-1 record on the season. 

Hart vs Mason County Central (Preview by Sean Massa)

Hart is 2-2 on the season, as they stare down the squad for Mason County Central who finds themself with a 1-4 record. Hart is coming off a 55-14 loss to North Muskegon and is looking to get back over the .500 mark. Mason County Central is also coming off a loss in week five, as they fell 19-14 at the hands of Ravenna. Mason County Central may only enter this week with one Victory on the resume, but that victory was a 48-0 convincing win in week 4. Hart will look to get back in the win column, as after a week 1 loss they recorded back-to-back wins in week 2 and week 4 (no week 3 contest).

Hesperia vs Ravenna (Preview by Sean Massa)

Hesperia faces Ravenna in a week 6 matchup. Hesperia enters with a 1-4 record on the season. Their opponents in Ravenna enter on the complete opposite side of the spectrum, with a 4-1 record on the resume. Ravenna suffered a week 1 loss at the hands of Beal City but they have strung together four straight victories to find themselves in a great spot here in week 6. Hesperia has struggled up to this point, and they have their hands full with the hot Ravenna squad in this matchup.

Holton vs Shelby (Preview by Sean Massa)

Shelby finally captured their first victory last week, snapping a 22-game skid in a thrilling win over Hesperia. They look to post a two-win season for the first time since 2014 with a victory against Holton. The Holton defense has averaged north of 50 points a game against so far this season, and their offense has not been able to muster much to try and help them out. Shelby has averaged around 40 points allowed per contest up to this point in the season, and both squads will look to potentially have their first big offensive night of the season against a struggling defense on both respective sides.


Josh’s Saginaw-Area Spotlight

Gladwin vs Pinconning

Gladwin has had a knack for picking up key wins over the previous two seasons. Last Friday was not different in that regard. And maybe, they were able to find out even more about themselves. Gladwin had not given up any points on the season coming into last week. After taking a 7-0 lead over Sanford, the Mustangs were able to find a seem that would tie the game at 7-7. This would be the first time during the season that Gladwin had faced much adversity in game. That would be the other sign of adversity through the night for them. Gladwin would go on to win that game, 58-7, to take a stranglehold on the Jack Pine Conference. Even with giving up that first score of the season, head football coach Marc Jarstfer couldn’t have been happier with his team stating, “Really proud to see the way our guys responded to giving up a score to make it 7-7, early. They just put their heads down and stuck to the plan. We’ll enjoy this one but it’s back to work pretty quickly”. They will look to stay the course this week.

The Pinconning Spartans have faced some different fortune early on in the 2022 season. The Spartans have yet to win a game this year and have been outscored 19-271 on the year. They will face their toughest test of the year with Gladwin on the other side this week. It’s another team that still has looked to build on each performance this season to end the season the right way. They’ll look to catch Gladwin off guard this week in what would truly be a season changing win. Pinconning will look to see if they can give Gladwin their hardest test of the year in week 6. Gladwin will look to do what they have done all season when they welcome in the Spartans in what will be their fourth home game in a row. The action begins at 7:00 this Friday night.

Frankenmuth vs Bridgeport

The Frankenmuth Eagles were faced with their stiffest of opponents last week. Freeland would welcome them in in what was a packed house for the TVC tilt. It was a game in which could have much to say in deciding the top team in the division this year. Frankenmuth was able to cling to a 7-0 lead heading in the half with their defense playing lights out. That being no surprise as the Eagles have given up just 30 points on the year. It was more impressive in the fact that the defense was able to have their way with a Freeland offense that has been simply overpowering opposing defenses. It was a game in which only a few plays could have made for a completely different score. Frankenmuth would wear on the Falcons, 21-0. It was a game where both teams really had a tough time manufacturing much offense. The Eagles defense was able to hold the Freeland offense to just 85 yards of total offense. Timely running from Griffin Barker and Hunter Bernthal helped the Frankenmuth offense.

The 2022 season has not been as kind to the Bridgeport Bearcats. The Bearcats were left having to cancel their Homecoming last week after an unfortunate school incident. Head football coach, Kevin Marshall, took the time to recognize each of his seniors, “I will honor my Seniors today on my social media pages. This hurts not being able to see them play their last home game of their Senior year. So throughout the day, you will see them every hour”. Now they look up at the top team in the conference. After losing by just one point in their season opener, the Bearcats have had trouble getting anything going offensively or defensively in their last four. They now sit at being outscored 31-149 on the year. It has not been an easy task, as three of those teams are teams that look to be playoff teams this year. They’ll have a chance to change their season around this week by facing the top team in the TVC. Frankenmuth will look to not have a “let-down” game in this one after a monumental win last week. Bridgeport will look to catch them off guard when the Bearcats head over to Frankenmuth High School for a 7:00 showdown.

Croswell-Lexington vs Almont

It was a different week for the Croswell-Lexington Pioneers. After rolling through their first four games of the season, the Pioneers wouldn’t play last week due to Algonac having to forfeit their season. They would be welcomed back by a Yale Bulldog team that did not care an ounce that they had the week off. The Pioneers would hold in that one, but it would take a grind to overcome the feisty Bulldogs. Cros-Lex would survive, 32-29. This week, the Pioneers face another solid test in the Almost Raiders. The Cros-Lex offense has been rolling all year, they’ll look to see if their defense can get back to success after a tough Bulldog team. Each team battles adversity throughout the year, the fact that the Pioneers battled that and still came out ahead could be a season changing moment for them.

On the other sideline this week will be the Almont Raiders. A team that knows about success having had much of it (the Raiders have made the playoffs in each of the last 12 season), they too battle some mid-season adversity. Almont has dropped their last two to Armada and North Branch. The Raider offense was unable to generate much in each of those games. They now have an opportunity to bounce back in a big way. They’ll look to be at their best when they take on the #4 team in Division 4.

This is a series that has truly gone back and forth for a decade. These two have split the last 10 matchups. They’ll both try and one-up the other when Almont makes the ride to Croswell-Lexington for a thrilling 7:00 matchup.

St Louis vs Millington

The 2022 season has not gotten any easier for the St. Louis Sharks. St. Louis is now 0-5 on the year after dropping one last week to Nouvel Catholic Central. The Sharks are now being outscored 38-196 on the year. After nearly pulling out the first two games of the year, the Sharks have not had an easy go of things. They have faced three of the toughest teams on their schedule in consecutive weeks in Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Ithaca, and Nouvel. Their fortunes will not get any easier when they take on the Millington Cardinals in week 6. They will face a Millington defense that just shut down a very good Standish Sterling run game.

The Millington Cardinals are coming off a heart-breaker, losing last week late to the Standish Sterling Panthers. Both teams came into the game without any losses and did it ever live up to the billing. Although it was the Panthers Homecoming, Millington would lead that game for much of the night. Standish wouldn’t take the lead until late in the 4th quarter. The Millington defense were even able to shut down a potent Panthers running attack for much of the game. Standish would take 6:27 off the clock on a 36-yard drive to put the Cardinals trying to come from behind. Millington appeared to give the ball back on the ensuing kickoff, but the referees determined that there was in inadvertent whistle that gave the Cardinals new life. It would be for not, as Millington would turn the ball over giving them their first loss of the season. Millington will look to finish this week off in hopes of a bounce back.

St. Louis will look for a season defining moment to knock of a Millington program that has made the playoffs every year since 2004. Millington will look to take things out on the Sharks when they make the long trek over to St. Louis High School. These two will battle in a 7:00 kick off.