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District Wrap Up and Regional Preview

Jake Heilman, Sports Reporter

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Region One

Forest Hills Central Rangers (9-2) vs. Lowell Red Arrows (11-0)

As FHC kept on rolling, the Lowell Red Arrows did the same. The Red Arrows won big against the Trojans of Traverse City Central 42-17. The Red Arrows look to continue their playoff dominance, making this the 21st consecutive playoff appearance for Noel Dean and his crew. The Rangers look to win their first regional title since 1995. The OK White rematch promises to be a high scoring affair as both teams have come out with a slew of blowout victories this season. The Red Arrows have taken the last 13 meetings dating back to 1999, but the Rangers almost broke that streak earlier in the season.

Region Two

Fenton Tigers (10-1) vs. Walled Lake Western Warriors (10-1)

In another battle of high powered offenses both the Warriors and the Tigers, who have not lost since week one of their respective seasons, both come in on a 10-game winning streak. Walled Lake comes in after smacking Pinckney 41-16. Fenton, on the other hand, escaped in a shootout 49-42. These two teams last met in 2012 when Walled Lake Western beat Fenton in the district final 49-27.

Region Three

Detroit Martin Luther King Crusaders (9-2) vs. Temperance Bedford Mules (9-2)

Reigning state champs Martin Luther King will look to advance against a tough defense from Temperance Bedford. Bedford comes in after big wins against Roosevelt and Franklin in their first two rounds. MLK won last year’s title game on a hail mary to current MSU receiver Donnie Corley. This season’s only two losses are both against Detroit Cass Tech.

Region Four

Birmingham Groves Falcons (10-1) vs. Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils (8-3)

Groves comes into the regional final after stomping perennial powerhouse Brother Rice 24-0. They will face Grosse Pointe South, who beat crosstown rival Grosse Pointe North 24-14.  South makes a regional finals appearance for the first time since 2010. The two teams will play for the first time in history in a low-scoring battle of the defenses. Groves looks to move on to the state semi-final for the first time in history.

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Jake Heilman, Sports Editor in Chief

Jake Heilman is now in his second year on the staff, and is taking over as the Sports Editor in Chief. He is currently looking to pursue both writing and...

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