1st & Aim: 2022 Week 6 Evaluate

October 3, 2022

October is league title time in soccer, and there have been loads of celebrations throughout Michigan throughout Week 6.

We highlighted a number of this week, particularly from the “Higher Detroit” space. Most assured a share of a league championship with a possibility to win outright arising. Others set themselves up for a title-deciding showdowns forward, and we supplied a look at these prospects as properly. 

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Bay & Thumb

HEADLINER Goodrich 42, Ortonville Brandon 21 The Martians (5-1) are undefeated since shedding to still-unbeaten Frankenmuth in Week 1, and with this victory they claimed a share of the Flint Metro League Stars championship in addition to saved the M15 jug touring trophy after profitable it again a 12 months in the past. Goodrich shared the Stars title final 12 months and may clinch it outright this week towards Lake Fenton, final season’s different co-champion. Brandon fell to 4-2 with its different defeat to Lake Fenton. Click on for extra from the Flint Journal.

Watch checklist Linden 23, Swartz Creek 7 The Eagles (5-1) claimed a share of the Metro League Stripes title after getting into the weekend tied with Swartz Creek (5-1) for first. Linden additionally tied its highest win complete since 2017.

On the transfer Davison 52, Walled Lake Western 14 The Cardinals (5-1) handed Lakes Valley Convention chief Western (5-1) its lone defeat and equaled their 2021 win complete within the course of. Almont 37, Croswell-Lexington 26 With two league losses, Almont (4-2) may have a tricky time profitable the Blue Water Space Convention – however the Raiders are potential spoilers having knocked Croswell-Lexington (5-1) out of a tie for first. Bay Metropolis Central 22, Mount Nice 21 This was one of many stunners of the weekend statewide, as Central (2-4) had scored solely 37 factors complete over their final 4 defeats to the Oilers (5-1) – who hadn’t misplaced a regular-season sport in practically two calendar years.

Higher Detroit

HEADLINER Macomb Dakota 21, Romeo 14 The Cougars clinched a share of the Macomb Space Convention Pink title with this win over one in all final season’s co-champions, taking a 14-0 lead and holding on. Dakota (6-0) had misplaced final 12 months’s regular-season assembly with Romeo (4-2) however received 35-20 in a District Remaining rematch.

Watch checklist Detroit U-D Jesuit 30, Dearborn Divine Baby 22 The Cubs bounced again after three-straight nonleague losses to groups a mixed 15-3 to win its two Detroit Catholic League AA matchups and safe the division title. Divine Baby moved to 4-2, nonetheless tying its most wins since 2017.

On the transfer Warren De La Salle Collegiate 28, Detroit Catholic Central 0 The Pilots (5-1) bounced again from shedding their Catholic League Central opener to win their last two video games and clinch a share with DCC (4-2) capable of additionally decide up a share this week towards Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. Detroit Central 45, Detroit Northwestern 6 Central (6-0) clinched a share of the Detroit Public Faculty League Gold by holding a fifth opponent to single-digit scoring this fall. Detroit Martin Luther King 38, Detroit Renaissance 0 The Crusaders (4-1) clinched a share of the PSL Blue title with their third shutout over 4 league matchups. Madison Heights Bishop Foley 29, Riverview Gabriel Richard 28 Bishop Foley (6-0) earned a one-score win for the second-straight week, this time to clinch a share of the Catholic League Intersectional 1 championship. Marine Metropolis Cardinal Mooney 15, Clarkston Everest Collegiate 8 Mooney (5-1) avenged final 12 months’s 45-3 loss to Everest (3-3) to clinch a share of the Intersectional 2 title. Heart Line 37, Clawson 6 After falling in two nonleague video games to start out the autumn, Heart Line (4-2) has received its first 4 within the MAC Bronze to clinch a title share by handing Clawson (3-3) its first league defeat. Southgate Anderson 33, Gibraltar Carlson 28 This mini-upset, mixed with Trenton’s 21-14 win over Brownstown Woodhaven, has all 4 of those groups with one loss within the Downriver League.

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Mid-Michigan

HEADLINER Portland 40, Charlotte 13 The Raiders (5-1) scored the sport’s first 23 factors on the best way to clinching a share of the Capital Space Actions Convention White title. Portland and Charlotte (5-1) entered the evening tied for the highest spot, and the Raiders held an offense scoring 39 factors per sport to its season low. Click on for extra from the Lansing State Journal.

Watch checklist Grand Ledge 56, DeWitt 49 The Comets (5-1) management their future within the CAAC Blue with an opportunity to play East Lansing in Week 9 for a share of the title, whereas DeWitt (3-3) fell to fifth place however with all three defeats this season by seven factors or fewer.

On the transfer Durand 28, Gladstone 24 The Railroaders (6-0) equaled final season’s win complete, which stays their highest since 2009, and handed Gladstone (5-1) its solely loss because the groups met up in Gaylord. Holt 30, Lansing Waverly 6 The Rams (3-3) have performed 5 opponents sitting .500 or higher, with Waverly (4-2) additionally a playoff hopeful however with a tricky slate forward. Ionia 19, Lansing Catholic 18 (OT) The Bulldogs (2-4)  had misplaced their CAAC White video games to Lansing Catholic (2-4) over the past eight seasons by a mean of 25 factors per contest, however this time they halted the Cougars’ two-game profitable streak as Lansing Catholic additionally was rebounding from a tricky begin.

Northern Decrease Peninsula

HEADLINER Boyne Metropolis 42, Charlevoix 14 The Ramblers (6-0) set themselves up with an opportunity to clinch a Northern Michigan Soccer Convention Leaders title this week towards Elk Rapids by handing Charlevoix (5-1) its solely defeat. Gavin Hewitt was amongst standouts as Boyne Metropolis scored the primary factors Charlevoix had given up since Week 1. Click on for extra from the Petoskey Information-Evaluate.

Watch checklist Frankfort 20, East Jordan 14 Protection has been the energy for Frankfort (5-1) this fall, and East Jordan (3-3) had averaged 31 factors per sport getting into the evening. Frankfort now can be rooting for the Pink Devils, as they want an East Jordan win over first-place St. Ignace this week to have a shot at an NMFC Legacy title share.

On the transfer Cadillac 28, Petoskey 19 The Vikings (4-2) completed their outright title run within the Massive North Convention and now end their common season towards nonleague groups which might be a mixed 16-2. Roscommon 43, Manton 0 The Bucks (3-3) have assured their greatest season since 2018 with three straight wins throughout which they’ve outscored their opponents by a mixed 145-6. Traverse Metropolis Central 62, Midland Dow 26 The Trojans (2-4) earned their first win since Week 1, however might make a run at returning to the playoffs by profitable out because the 4 groups they’ve misplaced to are a mixed 21-3.

A Beal City defender wraps up a Pine River ball carrier during the Aggies’ 49-6 victory.

Southeast & Border

HEADLINER Whitmore Lake 24, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian 15 The Trojans (5-1) clinched their second championship over 4 seasons within the Michigan Impartial Athletic Convention and continued a five-game profitable streak. Whitmore Lake is giving up simply 15 factors per sport and allowed a excessive of simply 20 within the Week 1 loss.

Watch checklist Dexter 21, Ann Arbor Huron 14 Whereas technically two different groups nonetheless have an opportunity, the Southeastern Convention Pink title seems to be prefer it’s coming all the way down to Dexter (6-0) and Saline. The Dreadnaughts escaped with this shut win over the River Rats (3-3) to avenge final 12 months’s seven-point loss.

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On the transfer Napoleon 14, Grass Lake 6 The Pirates (6-0) pulled to inside yet another win of clinching a share of the Cascades Convention title, however should avenge one in all their two 2021 league losses over the following two weeks to take action. Tecumseh 69, Jackson 46 Winner will take all within the SEC White this week as Tecumseh (6-0) avenged final 12 months’s loss to Jackson (3-3) to earn the prospect to play Chelsea for the outright league title. Michigan Heart 40, Manchester 14 The Cardinals (2-4) have labored via three shut losses this fall and with this win over the Flying Dutchmen (4-2) saved their playoff hopes alive.

Southwest Hall

HEADLINER Battle Creek Central 29, Portage Central 15 The Bearcats couldn’t be in a greater place as they pursue the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Convention championship. Their solely loss got here nonleague in additional time in Week 1, and Battle Creek Central’s subsequent two SMAC opponents are each winless in league play – with league co-leader St. Joseph the opponent within the regular-season finale. See under for extra from FOX 17.

Watch checklist Union Metropolis 32, Addison 22 This was a nonleague win for Union Metropolis (5-1) however got here towards the second-place crew from the Cascades Convention. Union Metropolis might find yourself seeing the Cascades champion in a Week 9 crossover if the Chargers can end off a Massive 8 Convention title run. Their last two league video games are towards groups with one mixed league win.

On the transfer Edwardsburg 58, Paw Paw 36 The Eddies (5-1) discovered their conventional scoring contact with a season-high factors complete, though Paw Paw (3-3) additionally put up probably the most factors Edwardsburg has allowed. St. Joseph 62, Portage Northern 49 The Bears (5-1) saved up their finish of that SMAC tie for first as they await third-place Stevensville Lakeshore this week. Benton Harbor 14, Niles Brandywine 0 The Tigers (3-3) saved their Lakeland Convention title hopes alive and in addition put a dent in the identical for Brandywine (4-2); league chief Buchanan sees each to complete the league schedule over the following two weeks.

Higher Peninsula

HEADLINER Bark River-Harris 36, Manistique 21 The Broncos (4-2) bounced again from back-to-back defeats with this win to arrange a winner-take-call Week 9 matchup with Ishpeming within the Western Peninsula Athletic Convention Iron championship. Each are 2-0 in league play. The Broncos must also proceed to get a pleasant bump in playoff factors from these losses to West PAC Copper contenders Iron Mountain and Houghton.

Watch checklist Ishpeming Westwood 34, Hancock 6 After opening with three straight losses – together with two two-pointers – Westwood is even at 3-3 and solely 4 spots exterior the Division 6 playoff subject.

On the transfer Iron Mountain 35, Calumet 7 The Mountaineers (5-1) avenged final season’s loss to Calumet (3-3) with extra lockdown protection. Make that solely 40 factors given up this season, and solely 21 over the past 5 video games. St. Ignace 20, Maple Metropolis Glen Lake 7 The Saints’ story retains getting higher as they sit alone atop the NMFC Legacy thanks to a different spectacular defensive stand. St. Ignace (5-1) has given up 59 factors this season, and 40 got here in its lone loss to Gladstone. Kingsford 51, Detroit Outdated Redford 6 The Flivvers (4-2) are No. 13 in Division 5 playoff factors after a giant win over an Outdated Redford crew that’s slated to make the Division 6 subject presently at 4-2.

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West Michigan

HEADLINER Grand Rapids South Christian 36, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 34 The Sailors earned their first win over GRCC (5-1) since 2014, in doing so ending the Cougars’ profitable streak at 41 video games – the fifth-longest in MHSAA soccer historical past. South Christian quarterback Jake DeHaan was amongst stars, together with his late 82-yard TD run serving to to seal the win. Click on for extra from the Grand Rapids Press.

Watch checklist Whitehall 42, Muskegon Oakridge 8 The Vikings (6-0) made a mighty assertion within the West Michigan Convention Lakes, transferring into first place alone with this win over a former co-leader and previously undefeated Oakridge (5-1).

On the transfer Muskegon Mona Shores 34, Zeeland West 6 These Sailors (5-1) moved into first alone within the Ottawa-Kent Convention Inexperienced by sending Zeeland West (5-1) right into a three-way tie for second. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 14, Lowell 7 The Rangers (6-0) held onto the highest spot alone within the O-Okay White, a sport forward of Byron Heart and now two forward of the Pink Arrows (4-2). Muskegon Catholic Central 16, Schoolcraft 12 The Crusaders (4-2) are on a three-game profitable streak with this victory over Schoolcraft (4-2). All however one MCC sport this season has been determined by eight factors or fewer.

8-Participant

HEADLINER Colon 25, Climax-Scotts 20 The Magi had defeated Climax-Scotts by a mean of practically 41 factors per sport throughout their first 4 8-player conferences – however needed to maintain off the Panthers (5-1) this time. In doing so, Colon (6-0) earned a share of the Southern Central Athletic Affiliation – A championship. Click on for extra from the Battle Creek Enquirer.

Watch checklist Alcona 50, Indian River Inland Lakes 40 The Tigers have discovered their footing in 8-player soccer, after which some. After going 5-4 of their inaugural season final fall, Alcona (6-0) has surpassed that win complete and is averaging 60 factors per sport – already outscoring final 12 months’s crew as properly. This win was the Tigers’ most spectacular, as Inland Lakes (4-2) is the favourite within the Ski Valley Convention.

On the transfer Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 35, Martin 19 The Mustangs (6-0) handed Martin (5-1) its first regular-season loss on the sphere since 2018, when the Clippers have been nonetheless taking part in the 11-player format. Merrill 52, Morrice 12 The Vandals (6-0) are the crew to chase within the Central Michigan 8-Man Soccer Convention after handing Morrice (5-1) its lone loss, and scoring their second-most factors this fall within the course of. Munising 54, Pickford 0 Make the reigning champ Mustangs (6-0) the favorites once more within the Nice Lakes Eight Convention East after they avenged final season’s 40-36 loss to the Panthers (4-2).

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PHOTOS (Prime) A Breckenridge ball service is pulled down by a Mount Nice Sacred Coronary heart tackler through the Huskies’ 20-12 win this previous weekend. (Center) A Beal Metropolis defender wraps up a Pine River ball service through the Aggies’ 49-6 victory. (Click on for extra from Excessive Faculty Sports activities Scene.)