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Battle of OK Black unbeatens leads the Blitz in Week 8

Posted at 11:17 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 23:18:12-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. -- Mona Shores and Muskegon are meeting as the top two teams in the Blitz poll for the second straight season.

The Sailors and Big Reds will decide the OK Black conference championship Friday at historic Hackley Stadium.

Shores escaped a scare from Jenison last week, winning 49-42, and they feel confident heading into the annual showdown with Muskegon.

"We just have to stick to what we know, and stick to what we do," Mona Shores senior linebacker Jacob Wahlberg said. "We know who they are. Every year, we have played them every year. It is nothing new. It is what we are used to. We know what we have to do to prepare for that game."

While the last four weeks have come easy, the Big Reds can draw on some early success against quality opponents.  Muskegon beat Warren DeLaSalle, Detroit King, and East Grand Rapids the first three weeks of the season.

"The first three games prepared us for a game like this," Muskegon senior linebacker Ali'Vonta Wallace said.  "Dequan Finn was a tough opponent for me to chase down. Peny Boone was a big back, so those type of guys prepare us for games like this."

Our coverage from Hackley Stadium starts Friday on FOX 17 News at 5.

Zeeland East (6-1) meets Zeeland West in the Blitz Battle, with the winner taking the OK Green championship.

Last season, the Chix beat the Dux in Week 9 to win the conference title. West turned the tables on East the next week in the first round of the playoffs.

Other games we are planning to send a camera to Friday:

  • West Catholic (4-3) at Grand Rapids Catholic Central (6-1)
  • Allendale (3-4) at Spring Lake (5-2)
  • East Grand Rapids (5-2) at Grand Rapids Christian  (5-2)
  • South Christian (4-3) at Thornapple Kellogg (5-2)
  • Wayland (4-3) at Hamilton (2-5)
  • Unity Christian (6-1) at Byron Center (2-5)
  • Holland Christian (4-3) at Holland (2-5)
  • Hudsonville (5-2) at East Kentwood (6-1)
  • Grandville (3-4) at Rockford (4-3)
  • Caledonia (2-5) at Northview (5-2)
  • Greenville (2-5) at Forest Hills Northern (4-3)
  • Godwin Heights (4-3) vs. NorthPointe Christian (3-4) at Comstock Park
  • Reeths-Puffer (4-3) at Kenowa Hills (2-5)
  • Montague (6-1) at Ravenna (4-3)
  • Lake City (7-0) at Kent City (7-0)
  • Portage Central (5-2) at Mattawan (5-2)
  • Plainwell (5-2) at Paw Paw (5-2)
  • Constantine (6-1) at Kalamazoo United (7-0)
  • Saugatuck (6-1) at Lawton (3-4)

The Blitz airs Friday night at 10:30 p.m. with a full hour of highlights, reaction and analysis.