Game day Kalamazoo: See Week 5 football schedule, Player of the Week winner

KALAMAZOO, MI – Autumn is officially here, and the primary fall soccer kickoff underneath the Friday night time lights will come with a chill in the air.

Game-time temperatures around Kalamazoo are forecasted to be in the low 60s, which is a transparent signal the playoffs are fast approaching.

Fans that bundle up and make the journey out to highschool soccer stadiums shall be handled to some marquee matchups in Week 5, including five contests that have convention title implications: St. Joseph at Portage Central in the SMAC, Plainwell at Edwardsburg in the Wolverine, Delton Kellogg at Lawton within the SAC Valley, Constantine at Watervliet within the SAC Lakeshore and White Pigeon at Centreville within the Southwest 10.

And that’s not even mentioning Saturday’s 8-player battle of unbeatens between Martin and Brown City.

Which teams will enjoy victory and which gamers will lead them there?

Only time will tell, but for an idea of what to expect, check out our predictions for all the Kalamazoo-area games and follow along to see Week 4′s Player of the Week and a full schedule for this weekend.

Marcellus' Dawsen Lehew

Marcellus’s Dawsen Lehew poses for a photo on the MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette High School Football Media Day on Tuesday, July 26 at The Dome Sports Center in Schoolcraft, Mich. Patrick Nothaft | MLive.comPatrick Nothaft |

Player of the Week

Marcellus had a tricky take a look at in Week 4, dealing with a Lawrence group coming off an upset win over previously undefeated Wyoming Tri-unity Christian and themselves reeling from a 60-0 defeat to Martin.

It was the type of toss-up game that would supply an enormous playoff boost for the Wildcats or Tigers, but because of a big efficiency from Marcellus’ Dawsen Lehew, the competition was by no means doubtful.

The Wildcats junior running again piled up 156 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries in a 55-14 win over the Tigers, bettering Marcellus’ record to 2-2 and likewise catching the eye of Kalamazoo-area high school football followers, who selected Lehew as the newest Kalamazoo Gazette/MLive Player of the Week.

It was Lehew’s second time eclipsing the 100-yard mark, and he now has 41 carries for 334 yards and 4 touchdowns, while tallying 12 tackles (2 for loss) and a sack in three video games from his linebacker place.

Marcellus shall be favored this week towards 0-4 Bloomingdale, however the Tigers’ ultimate 4 video games are against opponents which may be .500 or higher, so the staff will be relying on guys like Lehew to proceed taking part in nice football down the stretch.


All games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, except noted otherwise


Mattawan (1-3) at Battle Creek Central (3-1)

Portage Northern (2-2) at Battle Creek Lakeview (2-2)

Stevensville Lakeshore (1-3) at Kalamazoo Central (0-4)

St. Joseph (3-1) at Portage Central (2-2)


Plainwell (3-1) at Edwardsburg (3-1)

Vicksburg (2-2) at Niles (1-3)

Three Rivers (3-1) at Richland Gull Lake (0-4)

Otsego (0-4) at Sturgis (2-2)

South Lyon East (3-1) at Paw Paw (3-1), 2:30 p.m. Saturday


South Haven (1-3) at Allegan (3-1)

Schoolcraft (3-1) at Galesburg-Augusta (1-3)

Delton Kellogg (3-1) at Lawton (3-1)

Constantine (3-1) at Watervliet (3-1)

Kalamazoo United (2-2) at Parchment (2-2), 7 p.m. Saturday

Southwest 10

Decatur (2-2) at Cassopolis (0-4)

White Pigeon (2-2) at Centreville (3-1)

Saugatuck (1-3) at Comstock (1-3)


Three Rivers (3-1) at Richland Gull Lake (0-4)

Buchanan (3-1) at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix (1-3)

Southwest Michigan 8-man Football League

Fennville (2-2) at Bangor (2-2)

Marcellus (2-2) at Bloomingdale (0-4)

Mendon (2-2) at Gobles (3-1)

Wyoming Lee (0-4) at Lawrence (1-3)

Brown City (4-0) at Martin (4-0), 1 p.m. Saturday


Climax-Scotts (4-0) at Athens (3-1)

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