KALAMAZOO, MI – Summer left the office as quickly as its shift ended final week, setting the stage for a beautiful fall night of highschool football in Week 6.
Temperatures round Kalamazoo will be in the mid-60s at kickoff, then dip about 10 levels by the fourth quarter, so fans ought to keep in mind deliver out the autumn jacket and a couple bucks for some hot chocolate.
The on-field actions ought to be fairly good, too, with Martin and Climax-Scotts placing their undefeated data on the line towards a pair of fellow unbeatens, Schoolcraft dealing with Muskegon Catholic Central in a small-school showdown and Vicksburg visiting Three Rivers within the Battle for the Bone rivalry recreation.
It doesn’t cease after the Friday night time lights flick off both, as Lawton visits Montrose on Saturday in a battle of state-ranked teams in Division 7.
Which groups will revel in victory and which athletes will lead them there? Only time will inform, however for an thought of what to anticipate, check out our predictions for all of the Kalamazoo-area video games, and observe alongside to see Week 6′s Player of the Week and a full schedule for this weekend.
Player of the Week
In one of many state’s biggest Week 5 upsets, Richland Gull Lake claimed its first win by knocking off 3-1 Three Rivers, 38-26, regardless of being down to its third-string quarterback midway by way of the sport.
Gull Lake head coach Don Eastman aptly described the sport as a “crazy, storybook victory,” and whereas that win will remain within the reminiscences of each Blue Devil player for a very long time, it will hold even more significance to Bradley Spencley.
The junior operating again performed a huge function within the Blue Devils’ stunning upset, carrying 17 occasions for 148 yards and three touchdowns, all of which got here throughout a stretch that noticed Gull Lake outscore Three Rivers 35-6.
Spencley’s 55-yard touchdown with 8:40 left in the fourth quarter put the Blue Devils ahead 38-20, primarily sealing the win and snapping their four-game skid to start the season.
High school football followers round Kalamazoo took notice and voted Spencley the latest Kalamazoo-area Player of the Week, with the rising junior collecting 23,839 votes, which was good for 41 p.c of the entire and edged runner-up Jacob Sikanas Jr., a Centreville quarterback, who tallied 35 p.c of the ballot.
Spencley picked the right time for his first 100-yard sport, and another massive performance this week would give Gull Lake an excellent shot at defeating an Otsego staff that is on the lookout for its first win.
Last year, the Blue Devils began the season 1-4 before winning their last 4 games of the common season, so the team is aware of the way to overcome adversity and has a good schedule the relaxation of the way in which.
If Gull Lake is prepared to make a run, its Week 5 upset and Spencley’s massive game might be seemed again upon because the catalyst.
WEEK 6 SCHEDULE
All games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, unless noted otherwise
Mattawan (0-5) at Kalamazoo Central (1-4)
Battle Creek Central (4-1) at Portage Central (2-3)
Portage Northern (3-2) at St. Joseph (4-1)
Richland Gull Lake (1-4) at Otsego (0-5)
Edwardsburg (4-1) at Paw Paw (3-2)
Niles (1-4) at Plainwell (3-2)
Wyoming Kelloggsville (1-4) at Sturgis (3-2)
Vicksburg (3-2) at Three Rivers (3-2)
Allegan (3-2) at Constantine (4-1)
Galesburg-Augusta (1-4) at Lawton (4-1)
Schoolcraft (4-1) at Muskegon Catholic Central (3-2)
South Haven (1-4) at Parchment (2-3)
Delton Kellogg (3-2) at Saugatuck (2-3)
Kalamazoo United (3-2) at Watervliet (3-2)
Cassopolis (0-5) at Centreville (4-1)
Decatur (3-2) at Comstock (1-4)
White Pigeon (2-3) at St. Charles (2-3), 4 p.m. Saturday
Richland Gull Lake (1-4) at Otsego (0-5)
Dowagiac (0-5) at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix (1-4)
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Marcellus (3-2) at Bangor (2-3)
New Buffalo (2-3) at Bloomingdale (0-5)
Gobles (3-2) at Concord (4-1)
Mendon (3-2) at Fennville (3-2)
Martin (5-0) at Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian (5-0), at Grandville Middle School
Twin City Sharks (1-4) at Lawrence (2-3)
Climax-Scotts (5-0) at Colon (5-0)
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