By the Numbers: Week 5 in Review

Week 5 of the high school football season in northern Michigan saw seven 11-player teams move to 5-0 and Rudyard and Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart put up some big numbers offensively.

By the Numbers

4 – Consecutive wins by Marion. Leaders of the Western Michigan D League, the Eagles (4-1) have won four straight games for the first time since 2007.

8 – Area 11-player programs that can secure playoff bids with a win this week. Traverse City St. Francis, Morley Stanwood, Lake City, Beaverton, Gaylord St. Mary, Boyne City and Traverse City St. Francis are all 5-0 and can get in with a sixth victory, while a 4-1 Frankfort plays an eight-game schedule.

9 – Points allowed per game by Beaverton. Sitting at 5-0 for the first time since 1984, the Beavers have outscored the opposition 194-45.

9.2 – Points allowed per game by undefeated Pickford. At 5-0, the fourth-ranked Panthers have outscored opponents 277-46 this fall.

14 – Area teams that are winless. Fremont, Tri-County, Hesperia, Pine River, Farwell, Mio, Ogemaw Heights, Kingsley, Mancelona, Shelby, Pellston, Charlton Heston Academy, Big Rapids Crossroads and Grand Traverse Academy are all still seeking their first win.

56 – Points scored per game by Central Lake. The undefeated Trojans have outscored opponents 280-115.

64 – Points scored by both Rudyard and Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart in conference wins on Friday. The Bulldogs recorded a 64-0 shutout over Brimley to improve to 4-1, while the Irish posted a 54-26 homecoming victory over Vestaburg to move to 3-2.

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