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Blitz preview: regular season finale

Big OK Red battle leads the Blitz
Posted at 7:30 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 17:37:42-04
  • Game of the Week: Grandville (5-0) at Rockford (3-0)

The Rams have had the last two weeks off after a COVID-19 case on the team, Rockford resumed full team practice on Tuesday. Grandville has been dominant this season rolling up over 500 yards in total offense in last week's win over Caledonia. Rockford has won 13 of the last 15 in the series, but Grandville won last year's game in week eight, 30-3.

  • Blitz Battle: GR Catholic Central (5-0) vs. South Christian (5-0) at East Kentwood

This is an OK Gold winner takes all game. The Cougars and Sailors played each other in the OK Gold from 2008-2015 but have not met in football since. Both teams are getting great quarterback play, Catholic Central from junior Joey Silveri and South from senior Ty Rynbrandt.

    • Thornapple-Kellogg (2-3) at Forest Hills Eastern (3-2)

    The Trojans and Hawks battle for playoff points and momentum in the regular season finale. FHE has won 3 of the last 4 against TK including a 21-14 win last season.

    • Unity Christian (5-0) at Allendale (3-2)

    The Crusaders already have a share of their first conference championship in school history and can win the OK Blue outright with a win. UC has won 10 of the last 11 against Allendale, but 5 of the last 6 meetings have been decided by one score or less including last year's 40-36 Unity Christian win in week one.

    • Lowell (3-2) vs. Forest Hills Central (4-1) at Northview

    The Rangers still have an outside shot to share the OK White title, but would need to win and have Byron Center lose to East Grand Rapids. FHC is really fighting for playoff points and to lock up a home game in a loaded division two district that starts next week. The Red Arrows are trying to avoid heading into the postseason with three straight losses.

    • Byron Center (5-0) at East Grand Rapids (2-3)

    The Bulldogs have already won at least a share of the OK White, and can take the title outright with a win. BC had its perfect season ended by EGR last year in the district, 41-14. The Pioneers are looking to snap a two game losing skid.

    • Northview (1-4) at Forest Hills Northern (3-2)

    The Huskies seek a fourth straight win after season opening losses to Byron Center and Forest Hills Central. FHN and Northview have split their last eight meetings, the Wildcats won last year's game 48-26.

    • North Muskegon (3-2) at Montague (5-0)

    The Wildcats already have at least a piece of the West Michigan Conference championship and can win it outright with a win.

    • Whitehall (4-1) at Oakridge (4-1)

    The Vikings and Eagles each have outside shots at sharing the WMC title with Montague. The winner of this game will need Montague to lose to North Muskegon to get a piece of the title.

    • Pennfield (3-2) at Portland (4-1)

    The Panthers and Raiders have both been playing good football. Pennfield has won two straight coming in and Portland has won four in a row. This is the first meeting in football for the Panthers and Raiders since a first round playoff game back in 2000.

    • Portage Northern (4-1) at Kalamazoo Central (2-3)

    Portage Northern can win the Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference outright with a win as the Huskies are the only school without a conference loss. K-Central has won two straight games coming in.
    The Blitz will air after game three of the World Series.