Petoskey, Boyne City Named Battle of the Fans Finalists
Petoskey and Boyne City have been named two of the three finalists for the MHSAA’s “Battle of the Fans VII,” the organization announced Monday.
Boyne City and Petoskey are joined by 2013 Battle of the Fans champion Buchanan. Petoskey was a finalist in 2012 and 2017, while Boyne City is a finalist for the first time.
Run by the MHSAA and its 16-member Student Advisory Council, schools were invited to apply by submitting short videos, via YouTube, of their cheering sections, with nine semifinalists then selected.
This year’s winner will be announced on Friday, Feb. 23 and will be honored at the Breslin Center during the high school boys basketball state finals on Friday, March 23.
Traverse City West and Pellston were among six semifinalists not selected for the final round.
The MHSAA will visit finalists at home boys basketball games on the following dates:
Kalkaska at Boyne City, Feb. 2
Traverse City West at Petoskey, Feb. 2
Berrien Springs at Buchanan, Feb. 16