Five Lansing-Area Schools Qualify For Postseason
Week 6 of the MHSAA football season is in the books and a handful of Lansing-Area teams have already qualified for the second season by going perfect in their first six games.
From the CAAC White (and the only CAAC team so far) the Portland Red Raiders defeated the Eaton Rapids Greyhounds 44-6 on Friday. Their most impressive win of the season has to be against Lansing Catholic, the Red Raiders went for a 2-point conversion late to win 36-35. They have clinched at least a share of the CAAC White crown.
From the CMAC the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates took care of business against the Laingsburg Wolfpack 40-7. P-W is now in the drivers seat for another CMAC title and look poised to make a deep playoff run, trying to repeat an appearance at Ford Field.
From the GLAC, the Lakewood Vikings defeated the Olivet Eagles 36-27. On the path to defending their GLAC crown, the Vikings secured a share of the title with their win over Olivet. It was the Eagles first conference loss this season.
In the Tri-Valley West Conference, the Ithaca Yellowjackets picked up win number six in a tough game against Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary by a score of 17-6. The Yellowjackets have been an absolute force in the area and in the state for a long time, however with a lot of graduating talent from last season, some results haven't been as big of blowouts as they were in year's past.
And in the Central Michigan 8-Man Football Conference, Portland St. Patrick's picked up a forfeit win over Litchfield on Friday. The 2-0 score gives PSP their sixth win and it will be the Shamrocks fifth straight appearance in the MHSAA 8-man playoffs. They have qualified every single year since transitioning to 8-man in 2011. The Shamrocks have only given up six points this year defensively.