Alright soccer fans, we’ve got one week left in conference play.
Who can win their conference title? How can they do it? Well, let us break it down for you right here.
With its draw to Imlay City on Wednesday, Richmond locked up at least a share of the BWAC title as they are now 9-0-1 in their conference. The next closest team is Almont, who has two losses in the BWAC.
In order for Richmond to win the title outright, they’ll need to beat or tie either Almont or Armada next week.
If Almont wants to share that BWAC title, they’ll need to beat Richmond and root hard for the Armada Tigers to beat Richmond as well.
Only Sterling Heights or Port Huron Northern can win the MAC Blue, but it’s certainly the Stallions to lose at this point.
Sterling Heights (7-2-1 MAC Blue) has 22 points with two games to play, and Northern (5-3-2) has 17 points with two games as well.
Since a win gets a team three points, Northern will need to win its games against Warren Mott (5-5-1) and L’Anse Creuse.(4-5-1) next week. The Huskies will also need the Stallions to lose to L’Anse Creuse and Clawson for an outright title.
If Sterling Heights loses one, ties another and Northern wins both, they will split the title with 23 points each.
This one is so easy I didn’t even have to quadruple-check the scenarios.
Lamphere has won the conference title. The season could end now, all their players could quit and they would still be MAC Gold champions. They’re 11-0 with one conference game left and the next closest team, Marysville, is 14 points behind with two games to play.
It’s as simple as this – next week’s game between Memphis and Marlette will decide if there are one or two conference champions.
Memphis is 5-0 in the GTC South, and Marlette is 4-1. Both teams will face each other on Wednesday at Memphis.
If Memphis wins, boom, the GTC South title is just for the Yellowjackets. If Marlette wins, wham, both teams will share it like sibling rivals.