It's only one day a year the Muskegon and Rockford get together on the football field. For the head coaches, they may wish it was a different day. Both teams a really banged up heading into the game. "You can really tell that we are into the OK Red" Big Reds head coach Shane Fairfield said referring to the health status of his team.
The good new is each team's big offensive weapon is ready to go following injuries earlier in the season. Rockford quarterback Mark LaPrairie has returned from a broken toe and played well last week against West Ottawa. Muskegon's Juwan Lewis is 100% after taken a shot to the head against Hudsonville 2 weeks ago.
For Rockford it's just another big test in a season full of them. A healthy LaPrairie gives them the ability to throw the ball down field. LaPrairie was excellent against the Big Reds last season at 5th/3rd ballpark in a game won by Rockford 52-44. For Muskegon they wil have to use their speed, Lewis is a major factor, but Ryan Williams-Follins has proven to be a home run threat as a slot. Quarterback Princton Duncan will have to make good decisions, something he has done really well this season.
If the Big Reds win the turnover battle, they will win the game.
Muskegon 33, Rockford 24
Hudsonville 23, Grand Haven 21
Lowell 35, Grand Rapids Christian 14
East Grand Rapids 27, Greenville 21
Muskegon Catholic Central 22, West Catholic 14
Forest Hills Northern 28, Cedar Springs 18
Comstock Park 31, Coopersville 7
Kalamazoo Central 26, Mattawan 20
Battle Creek Pennfield 34, Olivet 12
Saranac 13, Pewamo-Westphalia 7