By the Numbers: Week 8 in Review

Week 8 of the high school football season saw eight area teams run their records to 8-0, Tri-County end a lengthy losing streak and Mesick accomplish a feat two decades in the making.

By the Numbers

5 – The number of area teams that clinched playoff bids last week. Glen Lake, Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart, Newaygo, Newberry and Chippewa Hills all punched their postseason tickets.

8 – Undefeated area teams remaining. Traverse City West, Beaverton, Lake City, Boyne City, Traverse City St. Francis, Pickford, Gaylord St. Mary and Central Lake are all 8-0 entering Week 9.

8 – Tri-County snapped an eight-game losing streak with a big 63-16 win over Fremont last Friday. It marked the first win since Week 8 of the 2016 season.

11 – Winless teams remaining in the area. Grand Traverse Academy, Big Rapids Crossroads, Charlton Heston Academy, Pellston, Shelby, Kingsley, Mio, Mancelona, Farwell, Hesperia and Fremont are all still seeking their first wins.

20 – Total number of points Traverse City West has allowed over the last four weeks. The Titans shut out Alpena (58-0) and Gaylord (42-0) and earned wins against Benton Harbor (30-13) and Cadillac (43-7) in that stretch.

30 – Consecutive regular-season wins by Traverse City St. Francis. The Gladiators have not lost a regular season game since dropping a 28-27 contest to Boyne City in Week 5 of the 2014 season.

47 – Unanswered points scored by Pickford in a 47-8 win over Cedarville last Thursday. The win gave the Panthers a share of their first Bridge Alliance championship.

1999 – The last time Mesick had recorded five or more wins in a season. The Bulldogs captured their fifth win of the season on Saturday with a 48-14 victory over Bear Lake and moved to 5-3 on the year.

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