Beal City, Farwell Highlight First Week of Sports Overtime
FARWELL – Farwell welcomes in rival and former Jack Pine Conference foe Coleman as our “MISportsNow Fans’ Choice Game of the Week” on Friday.
The Eagles are seeking their second straight win over the Comets after ending a two-game losing streak to Coleman a year ago.
For our “Overtime on the Road” matchup, Beal City will go for its ninth straight win over rival Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart.
"It doesn’t matter if we’ve won the last eight, because it’s a rivalry game. I mean, anything can happen,” coach Brad Gross said. “They’re going to give us everything that they’ve got. We’re going to give everything that we’ve got. When teams do that, you know, usually good things happen."
After spending time as a program assistant, Jamie Slate takes over at Sacred Heart, replacing longtime coach Rick Roberts, who retired at the end of the 2015 season.
"It runs deeper than just football. I mean, it’s truly a community-fueled rivalry,” Slate said. “It’s deep within the school system. This is not just something you see on the football field. It’s in the churches, and I mean, it’s community-wide."
These are just two of the 12 local games that we plan to show Friday night on Sports Overtime
Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart at Beal City
Ithaca at Clare
Coleman at Farwell
White Cloud at Evart
Inland Lakes at St. Ignace
Mancelona at Johannesburg-Lewiston
Sault Ste. Marie at Cheboygan
Kalkaska at Pine River
Charlevoix at Elk Rapids
Kingsley at Glen Lake
Traverse City St. Francis at Marquette
Pellston at Onaway