Buczek: Conference Championships Up for Grabs in Week 6

Conference championships and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 6 as just four weeks remain in the regular season for high school football in northern Michigan.

Friday, Sept. 28
Posen (5-0, 4-0 Midwest Central Michigan East) at Hillman (4-1, 3-1) – The Vikings are 5-0 for the first time since 2015 and are tied atop the division with Au Gres-Sims. Hillman leads the all-time series at 22-20-1 and has won three straight meetings.

Glen Lake (2-3, 2-0 NMFL Leaders) at Elk Rapids (4-1, 2-0) – With one conference game remaining after this week a win for either team here would clinch at least a share of a Northern Michigan Football League Leaders division title. The Elks lead the all-time series at 20-11-1 and won the last meeting in 2014, 38-12.

Petoskey (3-2, 2-0 Big North) at Division 2 No. 9 Traverse City Central (4-1, 1-1) – A win keeps Petoskey in the race for a conference title with Traverse City West. The Northmen have won three straight since suffering two close losses to Mt. Pleasant and Escanaba to open the year. Central is 19-13 all-time against Petoskey and has won three straight in the series.

Division 3 No. 6 Mt. Pleasant (5-0, 3-0 SVL Blue) at Midland (3-2, 3-0) – This contest will go a long way in determining the conference champion. The Chemics have won three straight in the series, including a 34-13 game a year ago. Mt. Pleasant has pitched shutouts in two of its last three games but trails the all-time series at 13-9.

Pine River (4-1, 2-1 Highland) at Division 6 No. 5 Lake City (5-0, 3-0) – The Trojans are coming off their first win in Beal City since 1986 and can clinch at least a share of its second straight Highland Conference title with a win Friday. The Bucks dropped a 12-7 contest to McBain last week and trail the all-time series at 26-24 but has won three of the last four meetings.

Benzie Central (3-2, 1-2 NMFL Legends) at Kingsley (4-1, 2-1) – Both teams are off to strong starts, with Kingsley leading the all-time series at 8-5 and having won five straight in the series. Benzie Central has recorded three wins in a season for the first time since 2012 but has lost two of its last three, including a 40-36 contest against Cheboygan last Friday.

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