By the Numbers 2019: Week 7 in Review
From a five-touchdown performance by Kingsley’s Owen Graves to Mesick ending a lengthy conference championship drought, Week 7 of the 2019 high school football season in northern Michigan saw plenty of great performances.
By the Numbers
5 – Turnovers forced by Traverse City Central’s defense in a 43-7 Big North Conference win over Alpena last Friday. The Trojans recovered three fumbles.
5 – Total touchdowns by Kingsley’s Owen Graves in a 53-14 win over Division 6 No. 1 Glen Lake last Friday. Graves rushed for four scores and added another through the air.
6 – Area programs are still seeking their first win of 2019. Fremont, Manton, Inland Lakes, Kalkaska, Shelby and Bear Lake.
9 – Area 11-player teams have clinched playoff bids. Beal City, Beaverton, Clare, Johannesburg-Lewiston, Kingsley, Glen Lake, Mt. Pleasant, Traverse City Central and Central Montcalm all secured postseason bids.
12 – Area 11-player teams that can secure playoff berths with a win this week. Traverse City West, Reed City, Grant, Morley Stanwood, Houghton Lake, Ogemaw Heights, Sault Ste. Marie, Sanford Meridian, Ludington, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Traverse City St. Francis can all reach the playoffs with a win this week.
64 – Points allowed by Grant’s defense through seven games. The Tigers are 5-2 and are allowing just under 10 points per game.
221 – Yards rushing by Pickford quarterback Jimmy Storey in a 46-23 victory over previously unbeaten Gaylord St. Mary last Friday. Storey also rushed for four scores and added a touchdown through the air.
1990 – The last time Beaverton had beaten Clare prior to Friday’s 20-0 win that ended a 29-game losing streak to the Pioneers.
1998 – The last time Mesick had won at least a share of a conference championship prior to a 42-12 victory over Brethren in West Michigan D League play on Friday.
2011 – The last time Brimley won five or more games prior to Saturday’s 48-36 win over Superior Central. The Bays have finished .500 or better just three times since 2004.