All successful streaks finally finish. And in mentioning them, it’s extra in recognition of what was achieved than what’s now over.
A few these endings took heart stage throughout Week 4.
In 11-player, reigning Division 2 champion Warren De La Salle Collegiate noticed its 16-game successful streak finish with a one-point loss to rival Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice. The Pilots hadn’t been defeated for the reason that 2020 Division 2 Closing.
In 8-player, Adrian Lenawee Christian misplaced its first sport since switching from 11-player at the beginning of 2020, and per week after tying Powers North Central’s 8-player file of 27 straight victories from 2015-17. Colon ended the streak, whereas the identical weekend North Central’s present staff additionally tied their file with a 27th-consecutive win.
See beneath for a lot of extra headliners as we transfer towards the midpoint of the common season this week.
Bay & Thumb
HEADLINER North Department 34, Almont 14 There are 4 robust contenders for the Blue Water Space Convention title, but it surely’s beginning to really feel just like the decider would be the Week 8 matchup between North Department (4-0) at Croswell-Lexington. Almont (3-1) can nonetheless impression this race – the Raiders see Armada this week and Croswell-Lexington subsequent – however the Broncos should really feel fairly good about getting this one out of the way in which. Click on for extra from The Sports activities Report.
Watch listing Bay Metropolis Western 70, Midland Dow 41 It was solely 5 years in the past that Western scored 45 factors for the season, however on this victory the Warriors (3-1) went over 60 for the third time during the last two seasons – and after taking part in Dow (2-2) to a one-point loss and two-point playoff win final fall.
On the transfer Ubly 42, Harbor Seashore 0 Two video games into the league schedule, the Better Thumb Convention East seems strongly in Ubly’s grasp, because the Bearcats (4-0) upped their common margin of victory general this season to 46-7 whereas handing the Pirates (3-1) their lone loss. Davison 56, Saginaw Heritage 20 The Hawks (3-1) had earned a lot of the eye within the Saginaw Valley League over the primary three weeks, however the Cardinals (3-1) solidified a spot as a prime contender within the SVL South with Lapeer. Swartz Creek 26, Fenton 23 The Dragons (4-0) have carried out some spectacular constructing the final three seasons and certain loved this win slightly extra after splitting final 12 months’s Flint Metro League Stripes title with the Tigers (2-2) due to a 41-27 defeat.
HEADLINER Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 43, Warren De La Salle Collegiate 42 This is perhaps the stunner of the 11-player season to date, as De La Salle (3-1) had gained 16 straight video games and 21 of its final 22. However trying again, it should be famous that Brother Rice (2-2) had given the Pilots a few of their hardest video games during the last 5 seasons, falling final 12 months solely 21-15 and successful the 2019 and 2020 matchups. The Detroit Catholic League Central is so loaded, it’s robust to forecast what occurs from right here. However it will actually be a difference-maker not directly. Click on for extra from the Oakland Press.
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Watch listing Detroit Martin Luther King 28, Detroit Cass Tech 23 Another week this might be the premier sport within the Detroit space and past, as this time King (2-1) held off a late comeback by Cass Tech (1-3) after the Crusaders took a 28-10 lead.
On the transfer West Bloomfield 35, Clarkston 27 These Oakland Actions Affiliation Purple rivals can’t assist however mix for must-see soccer, with this the third-straight assembly and fifth sport over their final six collectively determined by eight or fewer factors. West Bloomfield is as much as 4-0, and Clarkston is 2-2 with two one-score defeats. Walled Lake Western 51, South Lyon East 23 The Warriors (4-0) are midway via the Lakes Valley Convention schedule alone in first and a win higher than a number of different contenders – together with South Lyon East (3-1) in a aggressive race. Gibraltar Carlson 27, Trenton 6 The Marauders (4-0) have downed two of the opposite three prime contenders within the Downriver League in successive weeks, the time handing Trenton (3-1) its lone defeat.
HEADLINER East Lansing 36, DeWitt 30 The Trojans (4-0) scored the one factors of the 4 quarter – in truth, of your complete second half – to earn invaluable place within the Capital Space Actions Convention Blue and doubtlessly put DeWitt’s 15-season league title streak in jeopardy. Jace Clarizio made the massive performs on either side of the ball late as East Lansing avenged final season’s 49-14 loss to the Panthers (2-2). Click on for extra from the Lansing State Journal.
Watch listing Mason 37, Williamston 29 Whereas most eyes have been on East Lansing and DeWitt, Mason (4-0) is perhaps one of the best CAAC staff few are speaking about. Williamston (3-1) joined Holt from two weeks in the past amongst league title contenders to undergo their first loss this season to the Bulldogs.
On the transfer Belding 46, Grandville Calvin Christian 26 Each entered undefeated, and Belding (4-0) has but to play a single-digit sport this fall. Grand Ledge 37, Lansing Waverly 20 The Comets (3-1) got here again from a Week 3 loss to rival Holt handy Waverly (3-1) its lone defeat. Mount Nice 27, Traverse Metropolis Central 21 The SVL is even stronger this season with the additions of TC Central and TC West, and the Oilers (4-0) held off the Trojans (1-3) of their league debut after breaking a halftime tie with all 13 factors of the third quarter.
Northern Decrease Peninsula
HEADLINER Traverse Metropolis St. Francis 49, Kingsley 12 The Gladiators (4-0) ran their successful streak over Kingsley to 2 straight and in doing so could have gained the eventual edge to repeat as Northern Michigan Soccer League Legends champion. St. Francis scored greater than 42 factors for the fourth time in 4 video games this fall, however possibly extra spectacular is a protection that held the Stags (2-2) to their fewest factors since 2018. Click on for extra from the Traverse Metropolis Report-Eagle.
Watch listing Charlevoix 48, Elk Rapids 0 The Rayders (4-0) have put collectively nice begins all the final 4 seasons, however nothing like this. They’re as much as three straight shutouts, successful by a mixed rating of 165-0, and handed Elk Rapids (3-1) its solely defeat.
On the transfer Gaylord 27, Petoskey 12 After a slight stumble two weeks in the past towards Marquette, Gaylord (3-1) bought a 3rd win to ensure its greatest season since 2018. McBain 55, Houghton Lake 19 After opening with defeats to Kingsley and Beal Metropolis, McBain (2-2) has evened its file with extra robust Highland Convention competitors on the way in which. Cadillac 46, Alpena 14 The Vikings’ two defeats got here towards a lot bigger opponents from the Saginaw Valley League, however they’re seemingly the strongest contenders now within the Traverse Metropolis-less Huge North Convention.
Southeast & Border
HEADLINER Carleton Airport 41, Grosse Ile 34 Each of those groups are within the midst of bounce-back campaigns, and Carleton Airport (4-0) has now equaled its win totals of each of the final two seasons. Handing Grosse Ile (3-1) its first defeat additionally leaves the Jets and Week 7 opponent Riverview because the final undefeated groups within the Huron League. Click on for extra from the Monroe Information.
This is the highlights of Carleton Airport beating Grosse Ile 41-34 on Friday.
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Watch listing Union Metropolis 18, Studying 16 The Chargers (3-1) ran their successful streak over Studying (3-1) to 2 straight and have put themselves on agency footing tied with this week’s opponent Homer atop the Huge 8 Convention.
On the transfer Addison 42, Michigan Heart 40 The Panthers (3-1) have defeated Michigan Heart (1-3) the final two seasons by a mixed three factors. Jackson Lumen Christi 19, Parma Western 14 The Titans’ three losses have been so robust that including on this win over Western (2-2) sends Lumen as much as No. 24 in Division 7. Tecumseh 48, Adrian 26 They’ve two extra to win first, however this one places Tecumseh (4-0) a lot nearer to taking part in Chelsea for the Southeastern Convention White title in Week 7.
HEADLINER Edwardsburg 10, Vicksburg 7 The scores have been slightly nearer than standard through the early going within the Wolverine Convention. However Edwardsburg remains to be the staff to chase. The Eddies (3-1) stay undefeated in league play because of Carter Houseworth’s 42-yard discipline purpose with two seconds to play that despatched Vicksburg to 2-2. Click on for extra from the Niles Day by day Star.
Watch listing St. Joseph 35, Battle Creek Lakeview 14 The Bears (3-1) have set themselves up for a Southwestern Michigan Athletic Convention showdown this week towards reigning champ Portage Central, which defeated St. Joseph 36-30 a 12 months in the past.
On the transfer Paw Paw 56, Sturgis 42 The Redwolves (3-1) have upped their offensive manufacturing every of the final three weeks, this time to outlast a Sturgis staff that has scored a mixed 97 factors over its final two video games. Constantine 56, Schoolcraft 22 This rivalry restored went Constantine’s method in a giant method because the Falcons (3-1) defeated Schoolcraft (3-1) for the primary time for the reason that 2015 playoffs. Battle Creek Central 42, Stevensville Lakeshore 35 After falling simply brief towards Byron Heart within the season opener, Central has gained three straight to ensure equaling its greatest general file since 2018.
HEADLINER Gladstone 40, St. Ignace 0 Make Gladstone the Higher Peninsula staff that must be getting probably the most consideration statewide. The Braves (4-0) are as much as No. 5 in Division 6 playoff factors after handing St. Ignace (3-1) its lone defeat, they usually have but to play a single-digit sport regardless of dealing with 4 opponents that are all 2-2 or higher. Click on for extra from RRN Sports activities.
Watch listing Houghton 34, Bark River-Harris 16 We’ve had an eye fixed on Houghton all season, and it stays justified because the Gremlins (3-1) bounced again from final week’s loss to Iron Mountain handy the Broncos (3-1) their lone defeat.
On the transfer Menominee 48, Escanaba 28 The Maroons (2-2) bought again to .500 and again to scoring 40 factors after being held to only six each of the final two weeks. Ishpeming Westwood 14, Ishpeming 12 (OT) The Patriots (1-3) have had a troublesome begin with two losses by three factors or fewer, however getting a type of outcomes again towards the rival Hematites (2-2) may present a jumpstart. Kingsford 28, Marquette 14 The Flivvers (2-2) broke a two-game dropping streak as they await a doable Gladstone slip-up within the Nice Northern Convention.
HEADLINER Byron Heart 48, Lowell 35 Put in context, Byron Heart’s 2-2 begin is perhaps one of the best 2-2 begin in Michigan. The Bulldogs handed Lowell (3-1) its lone loss, and their Week 1 win over Battle Creek Central stays the Bearcats’ solely defeat. Byron Heart’s losses got here to still-unbeaten Grandville and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central. This time, the Bulldogs bought up 28-7 by halftime and by no means regarded again. Click on for extra from Michigan Sports activities Radio.
Watch listing Grand Rapids Northview 22, Grand Rapids Christian 14 After falling to East Grand Rapids within the Ottawa-Kent Convention White opener, Northview (2-2) bounced method again to avenge final season’s 48-17 loss to Grand Rapids Christian (2-2).
On the transfer Muskegon Oakridge 30, Ludington 18 This mixed with Whitehall’s huge win over Montague has made the Eagles and Vikings remaining favorites within the West Michigan Convention Lakes. Kent Metropolis 67, White Cloud 26 The Eagles (4-0) are another win from matching their season totals of the final two. Ada Forest Hills Japanese 35, Wayland 16 The Hawks are 4-0 for the primary time since 2015 and a win from equaling final 12 months’s success, whereas Wayland (2-2) already has assured its greatest end since 2018.
HEADLINER Colon 40, Adrian Lenawee Christian 24 Not solely had Lenawee Christian by no means misplaced an 8-player sport, however the Cougars had performed just one single-digit sport throughout that 27-win streak – in Week 2 this season towards Toledo Christian. Colon has been practically as spectacular since switching to 8-player in 2018 and moved to 45-6 over these 5 seasons with this victory. Click on for extra from the Sturgis Journal.
Watch listing Rudyard 34, Pickford 6 This was the second-straight win for Rudyard (2-2) over Pickford, and whereas final 12 months’s denied Pickford (3-1) a championship share within the Nice Lakes Eight Convention East, this one may additionally shake up the league race.
On the transfer Norway 30, Crystal Falls Forest Park 28 Including this to the Lake Linden-Hubbell win two weeks in the past, Norway has surged into rivalry within the GLEC West and sits because the most definitely challenger to North Central. Powers North Central 67, Ontonagon 0 Talking of, this was the efficiency that gave the Jets that 27th-straight victory – their second shutout this fall (one win was a forfeit) as they’ve given up solely three factors over the primary month. Breckenridge 44, Portland St. Patrick 20 As anticipated, the Huskies (3-1) are adjusting nicely to 8-player of their first season, with this win over the annually-contending Shamrocks (3-1) probably the most spectacular to date.
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PHOTO: East Lansing’s Kanye Jackson (3) works to interrupt away from a DeWitt defender through the Trojans’ Week 4 victory. (Click on for extra from Excessive Faculty Sports activities Scene.)