Algonac and Sandusky are on the brink of history.
The Muskrats, who locked up their first playoff berth in ten years last week, are staring at a share of the BWAC title this Friday. If they win, it will be their first BWAC title in program history.
However, it will come with the challenge of topping Almont (6-0, 5-0 BWAC) on the Muskrats home field.
Last year Almont stomped on Algonac in a 72-7 win, but that won’t be the case this week. As both teams enter the game unbeaten, this will almost surely be a competitive, gritty game between two teams looking to clinch at least a share of that conference title.
If Algonac wins, they’ll have a chance to be outright BWAC champs the following week against Richmond (5-1, 4-1). If Almont wins, they have a chance to be outright champs as they’ll face Croswell-Lexington (4-2, 3-2) to end their conference season.
Further north, Sandusky (6-0, 3-0 GTC East) is looking to win at least a share of the GTC East title. History is also in the picture as the Redskins haven’t won the conference title since 2004, but they’re looking to update that as they’ll travel to Brown City (2-4, 2-1) looking for a win that would lock up at least a share of the title.
If Brown City tops Sandusky and Ubly (4-2, 2-1) wins against Harbor Beach, it will set up a three-way tie for first place heading into the final week of conference play.
In other BWAC action…
•Richmond will be hitting the road, traveling to Capac (1-5, 1-4) looking for their fourth straight win over the Chiefs. Capac has found momentum heading into this game, picking up their first win of the year last week against Imlay City in 20-14 fashion.
•Last season, Imlay City beat Cros-Lex for the first time since 2001. The Pioneers will be on the road to seek revenge as they’ll travel to Imlay City (2-4, 1-4) on Friday.
•Armada (0-6, 0-5) will travel to Yale (1-5, 1-4) in a battle of teams that have fallen on hard offensive times. The Tigers have only scored one touchdown in their last three games, and the Bulldogs have only scored 28 total points in their last three games.
In other GTC East action…
•Memphis (1-5, 0-3) will travel to Marlette (3-3, 0-3) in a game where both teams try to find their footing. Marlette has owned the short all-time matchup history, going 3-0 against the Yellowjackets.
•Deckerville (5-1, 3-0) looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season as they host Burton Madison (3-2, 3-0 Mid-Michigan 8-Man). It will be the first-ever matchup between the two programs.
•Either Carsonville-Port Sanilac (0-6, 0-3) or Dryden (0-6, 0-3) will be picking up its first win of the season as they’ll square off on the Cardinals home field.
•On Saturday, Kingston (3-3, 3-0) will hit the road to visit Peck (5-1, 3-0). Peck has controlled the matchup as of late, beating the Cardinals three years in a row.
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