The regular season comes to a close on Friday night in high school football.
GAME OF THE WEEK - NORTH MUSKEGON (5-3) AT ORCHARD VIEW (8-0)
North Muskegon is projected to make the postseason for a third straight season, even with if they lose Friday night. But the Norseman have bigger plans than backing in at 5-4.
"Hoping to see a win," senior linebacker Joe Tarrant said. "Hopefully we can get a home playoff game if we win."
For Orchard View, it is a chance to not only keep momentum heading into the postseason but try to earn home field advantage and have a 9-0 regular season for the first time in 14 years.
"We would go down in the history books as the first team since 2005 to go 9-0," senior running back and defensive back Alex Andrews said.
BLITZ BATTLE - PORTLAND (7-1) AT MONTAGUE (6-2)
Portland looks to rebound from its first loss of the season last week to Mason (8-0).
The Raiders scored the game's final 14 points in Week 9 last season to beat Montague, 27-20.
Both teams made runs to the state finals at Ford Field last November.
The Wildcats (6-2) are hoping to earn a home game or two in the playoffs with a win.
Other games FOX 17 is planning to cover in week 9 include:
- Allendale (5-3) at Sparta (7-1)
- Battle Creek Lakeview (8-0) at Harper Creek (3-5) kickoff at 5pm
- Byron Center (8-0) at Holland (0-8)
- Cedar Springs (7-1) at Forest HIlls Northern (3-5)
- Comstock (2-6) at Lawton (8-0) kickoff at 5pm
- Comstock Park (2-6) at Grand Rapids Catholic Central (7-1)
- East Kentwood (5-3) at Rockford (7-1) kickoff at 5pm
- Edwardsburg (8-0) at Paw Paw (8-0) kickoff at 5:15
- Grand Rapids Christian (6-2) at Wayland (0-8)
- Grandville (7-1) at Caledonia (3-5) kickoff at 5pm
- Holland Christian (4-4) at Spring Lake (4-4)
- Kalamazoo United (4-4) at Schoolcraft (8-0) kickoff at 5pm
- Kent City (6-2) at Grant (6-2)
- Lowell (4-4) at Northview (5-3)
- Martin (8-0) at Climax-Scotts (7-1) kickoff at 5pm
- Mendon (6-2) at Centreville(6-2)
- Muskegon (8-0) at Reeths-Puffer (5-3)
- Muskegon Catholic Central (5-2) at Godwin Heights (3-5)
- St. Joseph (6-2) at Portage Northern (7-1) kickoff at 5:30
- St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic (4-4) at Colon (8-0)
- South Christian (4-4) at Forest Hills Eastern (4-4)
- Traverse City St. Francis (6-2) at Oakridge (8-0)
- Unity Christian (5-3) at Zeeland East (5-3)
- Vicksburg (5-3) at Otsego (5-3) kickoff at 5:30