Roscommon, Houghton Lake Clash in Pivotal JPC Meeting
“It would be real key for us to win this game,” Roscommon senior Thomas Tiepel said. “That means… if we win this game, it’s a better odds for us to get into the playoffs, which is our main goal right now. To win the Jack Pine would be even crazier.”
Houghton Lake has won three straight after dropping its season opener against Breckenridge (38-29) and has a chance at three conference wins in a season for the first time since 2011.
“This is just a huge step for playoffs for us,” Houghton Lake senior Gavin Masse said. “I’ve been playing since my sophomore year on varsity and this is the first winning season we’ve had. So this would be a huge thing for this program and this community.”
Along with coverage of the Detroit Red Wings Training Camp, we’ll have highlights of 15 local games.
Houghton Lake (2-0, 2-0) at No. 7 Roscommon (4-0, 2-0) – The host Bucks can start 3-0 in Jack Pine Conference play for the first since 2006 with a win over the Bobcats.
Muskegon Orchard View (0-4, 0-1) at Manistee (2-2, 1-1) – Manistee picked up its first league win as a member of the Lakes 8 Conference a week ago with a late rally over Muskegon Heights.
Detroit Red Wings Training Camp – The organization’s annual training camp opens at Traverse City’s Centre Ice Arena.
No. 8 Escanaba (4-0, 1-0) at Sault Ste. Marie (1-3, 0-2) – Sault Ste. Marie looks to snap a three-game skid against Great Northern U.P. Conference leader Escanaba.
No. 2 Deckerville (4-0) at Rudyard (3-1) – Rudyard puts its three-game win streak to the test against 2012 state champion Deckerville in non-league action.
No. 3 Charlevoix (4-0, 1-0) at No. 8 Glen Lake (3-1, 2-0) – Division 6 eighth-ranked Glen Lake has been on a tear since dropping a one-score game to Traverse City St. Francis (21-13) in Week 3, rolling over Mesick (76-6) and Onekama (42-7) to open Northern Michigan Football League Leaders play.