Chippewa Hills, Reed City Clash on Sports Overtime

LEROY – Morley Stanwood goes for its first district championship since 2011, as it travels to Pine River in our “MISportsNow Fans’ Choice Game” on Friday.

Reed City (10-0) eyes its seventh straight win over CSAA Gold rival Chippewa Hills in our “Overtime on the Road” matchup.

The Warriors (9-1) will look to capture their program’s second straight district title and second in school history but will need to avenge a 12-8 defeat to the Coyotes in their Week 6 meeting.

“We got another chance to play against Reed City knowing that we lost to them by four, but that was for conference,” Chippewa Hills senior D.J. Lowery said. “Now we get to play them for something bigger, which means a lot to our team and our senior class.”

A win by Reed City would improve it to 11-0 for the first time in school history.

“Our kids are just striving to improve individually as well as a team every single day and finding a way to get better,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “I don’t think on paper we’re any different. We’re just hopefully in a better spot now than we were in week six.”

These are just two of the 13 local high school football and volleyball contests we’ll have for you Friday on Sports Overtime.

MATTHEW DOYLE

Chippewa Hills (9-1) at D5 No. 8 Reed City (10-0)

DERRICK LARR

Morley Stanwood (7-3) at Pine River (7-3) – This is a rematch of a Week 2 meeting, which Pine River rallied for a 27-21 win. A win for the Highland Conference champion Bucks would give them their first district title since 2014 and second in school history, while the Mohawks are eyeing their first district championship since 2011.

NOAH JURIK

Newberry (8-2) at D8 No. 3 St. Ignace (9-1) – The Saints are rolling and have won five consecutive against the Indians, outscoring them 230-48. Newberry is coming off an emotional win over Gaylord St. Mary, winning on a fourth-quarter safety.

JIM LEHOCKY

Pickford (9-1) at 8P No. 3 Engadine (10-0) – The Eagles won the earlier matchup in Week 3, winning 42-32. A win for Pickford would give the Panthers their first berth into the semifinals since reaching the Class D semifinals in 1990 and 1991.

GREG MILLER

Alcona (9-1) at D8 No. 6 Frankfort (10-0) – The Panthers are 10-0 for the first time since 2004. These two teams have met only once, with Frankfort coming away with a 34-0 win in 2005.

Onekama vs. Class D No. 9 Forest Area – The Warriors can clinch their second straight district championship with a win over Onekama.

ERIC DAVIS

Pellston at Mackinaw City – Pellston knocked out Mackinaw City in a pre-district contest last year en route to reaching a Class D regional final.

Hillman vs. Class D HM Rogers City at Wolverine – A Class C quarterfinalist last fall, Rogers City goes for a second straight district title with a win over conference foe Hillman.

JOHN HARRINGTON

Traverse City Christian at Class D No. 3 Leland – The defending Class D volleyball state champion Comets has reached this district final with relative ease, while Traverse City Christian is coming off a five-set win over Frankfort on Wednesday.

HARRISON LIGHT

Iron Mountain (8-2) at D7 No. 1 Traverse City St. Francis (10-0) – This marks the first meeting between the two since 1994. The Gladiators are 2-1 all-time against the Mountaineers, with Iron Mountain winning the last meeting in 1994, 42-0.

DAVID LYDEN

Big Rapids at Class B No. 7 Cadillac – A Class B quarterfinalist a year ago, Cadillac goes for yet another district championship.

MEGAN VIECELLI

D6 No. 6 Glen Lake (8-2) at D6 No. 8 Roscommon (9-1) – These two have never met. Roscommon is eyeing its first district title since 2006, while Glen Lake has not advanced past the second round of the playoffs since reaching the 1996 Class DD state finals.

BONUS

D2 No. 9 Traverse City Central (9-1) at D2 No. 1 Lowell (10-0) – This marks the first meeting between the two programs. Central is coming off an emotional win over rival West, rallying late in the fourth quarter for a 13-12 win. Lowell is the defending Division 2 state runner-up and has appeared in the state finals four times since 2009.

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