By the Numbers 2018: Week 9 in Review

From a great individual showing by Gaylord’s Cade Foster to big defensive performances from Traverse City Central and an offense shootout in Rapid River, Week 9 of the high school football season in northern Michigan saw a number of great stories play out.

By the Numbers
5 – Central State Activities Association Gold Division teams have made the playoffs. Reed City, Newaygo, Big Rapids, Chippewa Hills and Tri County are all guaranteed at least one more game.
6 – Area teams that finished the regular season with perfect 9-0 records. Pickford, Manistee, Lake City, Traverse City St. Francis, Mt. Pleasant and Reed City all went undefeated in the regular season.
7 – Total turnovers forced by Traverse City Central’s defense in a 41-7 win over Cadillac last Friday. The Trojans recovered six fumbles and tallied one interception.

Gaylord’s Cade Foster set a single-season mark with 1,347 yards rushing by tallying 140 yards on the ground in a 41-0 win over Sault Ste. Marie.

8 – Area programs that did not score a win in 2018. Baldwin, Shelby, Kalkaska, Inland Lakes, Mio, Vestaburg, White Cloud and Central Montcalm all went winless in 2018.
8 – Number of area 5-4 teams that reached the postseason. Cedarville, Onaway, Frankfort, Glen Lake, Chippewa Hills, Tri County, Big Rapids and Petoskey are all in the playoffs.
22 – Total tackles recorded by Forest Area’s Hunter Perkins in a 16-14 loss to Marion last Friday.

Reed City finished as one of six area teams to go 9-0 in the regular season

38 – First-quarter points scored by Hillman in a 71-0 win over Charlton Heston Academy last Friday.
40 – Area teams that secured playoff bids.
135 – Combined points in Brimley’s 80-55 loss to Rapid River last Friday.
1,347 – Rushing yards by Gaylord senior Cade Foster this season. Foster broke Gaylord’s single-season mark last Friday with 140 yards in a 41-0 win over Sault Ste. Marie.

Traverse City Central forced seven turnovers in a 41-7 win over Cadillac.

1998 – Johannesburg-Lewiston won its first outright conference championship since 1998 with a 67-14 victory over Inland Lakes. The Cardinals went 6-0 in the Northern Michigan Football Legacy division.
2004 – The last time Tri County made the playoffs until Sunday. The Vikings secured their first five-win season since 2005 last Friday with a 48-16 victory over Holton and have won three straight.
2004 – The last time Hart had won at least three or more games in a season. With a 36-0 victory over White Cloud last Friday, Hart improved to 3-6, their most wins since going 4-5 in 2004.

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