Sports Scene
It’s Labor Day weekend and week two of the high school football season and plenty of exciting action in on the schedule for Thursday and Friday. Here is a look at some of the matchups that stand out for area football fans in the greater Mid-Michigan area and beyond.
Portland (1-0) at DeWitt (1-0): Last year Portland stunned DeWitt 21-14 in a thriller in Portland. Both teams opened the season with impressive wins last week setting up what should be the marquee matchup of the weekend in DeWitt.
Muskegon Mona Shore (1-0) at Rockford (1-0): Both perennial state heavyweights are coming off impressive opening week wins with Rockford defeating East Grand Rapids 48-7 and Mona Shores defeating Manitowoc (Wis.) Lincoln 48-20.
Montrose (1-0) at Durand (1-0): It’s an early-season showdown in the Mid-Michigan Activities Conference as both teams are coming off big opening-night wins.
Standish-Sterling (1-0) at Ithaca (1-0): Like points? If so, Ithaca will be the place to be Friday night as both teams scored exactly 60 points in their season openers.
Lansing Sexton (1-0) at Lansing Waverly (1-0): Waverly is 1-0 for the first time since 2006 after stunning Lansing Catholic last week. Sexton is 1-0 for the first time since 2017.
Birch Run (1-0) at Bay City John Glenn (1-0): The winner of this game will emerge as a contender in the Tri-Valley Central after each opened the season with strong performances.
Charlotte (1-0) at Owosso (1-0): Charlotte is coming off a solid win against a solid Olivet team in week one while Owosso scored 42 points against Wyoming Kelloggsville in its opener.
Williamston (1-0) at Lansing Catholic (0-1): A huge momentum game for these two teams before opening conference play next week.
Laingsburg (0-1) at Pewamo-Westphalia (0-1): CMAC action kicks off in a big way as these league powers tee it up.
Midland (1-0) at Mt. Pleasant (1-0): Two tradition rivals get after it in the first league game of the season. This is one of the highlight games of the week.
Detroit Catholic Central (0-1) at Davison (1-0): Davison toppled D1 power Clarkston last week. Can they take down the tradition Detroit Catholic League powerhouse this week?
Lapeer (1-0) at Traverse City Central (1-0): The addition of the Traverse City schools makes the Saginaw Valley North as strong as any league in the state.
Muskegon (1-0) at Warren De La Salle (1-0): Worth the trip to Warren to see two of the state’s best collide. Some polls have De La Salle ranked No. 1 in the entire state.