Lansing-Area High School Football Power Rankings: Playoffs Round 3
We have seven area teams still alive for regional championships this coming weekend.
Lansing Catholic's exciting 21-14 win over Portland highlighted a big weekend in high school football in the Lansing area. St. Johns' win over DeWitt was another surprise.
RELATED: See last week's rankings
Those two wins plus Morrice's loss to Deckerville adjusts the rankings this week.
On with this week's rankings:
The Comets have looked impressive this postseason. Grand Ledge goes for their first regional title this Friday night against Rockford at home.
300 more rushing yards from running back Jared Smith has the Pirates in the regional finals. They are likely to play defending champ Detroit Loyola in the semifinals if they knock off Cassopolis on Friday night.
The Cougars got revenge on Portland by winning on the road at the Red Raiders last Friday. Catholic has a chance to go all the way in Division 5.
The Yellow Jackets haven't had quite as easy a time in the postseason (That means no running clock until the 4th Quarter). They host Laingsburg on Friday night.
The Red Raiders season came to an end with a heartbreaking 21-14 loss to Lansing Catholic. Portland will be strong next year with both QB's returning. But this loss will sting for awhile.
Congratulations to Mike Galbreath and his Aggies on winning your first district title ever. Your reward is the defending state champions in Detroit Loyola.
The Red Wings have an outstanding backfield in Blake Thelen, Blake Stewart, and Steven Linton. A big revenge win over DeWitt has St. Johns in the regional title game against Orchard Lake St, Mary's.
A disappointing end to another terrific season for DeWitt. QB Will Nagle will return next season. The Panthers should be the favorites in the CAAC Red next season.
Congratulations to the Wolf Pack for winning a surprise district title. Brian Borgman's squad has nothing to lose against juggernaut Ithaca next Friday night.
Scott Farley is the likely area coach of the year after turning around a 1-8 team into an 8-3 season. A win over Jackson Lumen Christi isn't bad, either.