Here are the Lansing-Area Playoff Qualifiers from Week 7
After week 6 saw five Lansing-area teams move to 6-0 and qualify for the postseason, another five schools are now 6-1 and find themselves eligible for the MHSAA's second season.
In the CAAC-Blue, Grand Ledge got a bit of a scare from Everett but defeated the VIkings 28-21 on the road. The Comets only blemish on the year came at the hands of Hudsonville in the OK (Ottawa-Kent) Conference and their campaign also includes an impressive win at home over area and state power Dewitt. The Comets are the first (and so far) only team to qualify from the Blue.
Speaking of Dewitt, the Panthers picked up win number six over conference rival St. Johns 27-7, also on the road. The win clinched yet another outright CAAC-Red title for the Panthers and it knocked St. Johns into the four loss limbo where if they finish the season 5-4, they will have to wait to see if they get in via playoff point totals. Dewitt has now made the playoffs 16 of the last 17 years.
Also from the CAAC-Red, Mason gets in with a strong 42-34 win over Owosso. The Bulldogs only loss this year came at the hands of Dewitt. Mason's offense has started to come to life in recent weeks putting up over 40 points in each of their last two games. In three of their first five contests they were held under 14 points, but they were 2-1 in those games.
The CAAC-White gets it's second participant in the postseason in Lansing Catholic. The Cougars took care of business in their brand new stadium, beating Eaton Rapids 42-28. This marks the Cougars' 8th straight postseason appearance and with a brand new stadium they will look to finish the season strong to try and guarantee some home playoff games in that building.
And lastly this week, the Laingsburg Wolfpack got in to the postseason in week 7. They were actually the first area school to get to six wins this week as they were given a forfeit win over Saranac 2-0. Laingsburg's lone loss came at home to P-W (who are already into the postseason) when the Wolfpack were going for their best start in school history. A second consecutive trip to the postseason, and possibly some home playoff games should be enough to forget that stat though.