GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — For the 7th time in the last 8 years, Muskegon will meet Lowell in the high school football playoffs. In the previous 6, each team has won 3 times, each time going on to play in the division 2 state championship game.
Lowell (10-0) handed Muskegon (9-1) their only loss of the season back in week 4, 31-20. “We spread the ball around, we have 4 or 5 different kids we throw to and a couple different backs we’ll rotate in there and I think our offensive line played fairly proficient in the 1st meeting” Red Arrows head coach Noel Dean said. It was the only time this season the Big Reds have allowed more than 20 points in a game.
“It’s not the same game, it’s a different game you’re going to approach it differently, our preperation isn’t to get Lowell back for the 1 loss we have, it’s to beat Lowell to move on and be district champions” Muskegon head coach Shane Fairfield said.
Both teams are led by outstanding senior quarterbacks, Muskegon’s Deshaun Thrower and Lowell’s Kyler Shurlow.
FOX 17 will be live from Lowell with Steve Amorose, Bret Bakita, Jason Hutton and NorthPointe Christian head coach Tim Swore all night starting on FOX 17 news at 5 PM.
Grand Rapids Christian (8-2) will take on Zeeland West (9-1) in our blitz battle. The stout Eagles defense faces a big challenge in stopping the Dux powerful wing-t offense.
Other games we are attempting to cover include:
Hudsonville (7-3) at Rockford (9-1)
Battle Creek Lakeview (10-0) at Portage Central (10-0)
Wayland (6-4) at Byron Center (7-3)
Belding (7-3) at Comstock Park (10-0)
Allendale (8-1) vs. South Christian (9-1) at Grandville High School
Dowagiac (7-3) at Pennfield (9-1)
Oakridge (9-1) at Reed City (10-0)
Parchment (7-3) at Olivet (9-1)
Schoolcraft (9-1) at Watervliet (10-0)
Calvin Christian (7-3) at Shelby (9-1)
Pewamo-Westphalia (9-1) at Carson City (10-0)
Fowler (8-2) at Muskegon Catholic Central (8-2)