Kingsley Preps for Regional Final Meeting with Freeland

KINGSLEY – Fresh off its second straight district championship, Kingsley is preparing for a meeting with Freeland in a Division 5 regional final on Saturday.

As the second-ranked team in Division, Kingsley (11-0) knocked off top-ranked and previously unbeaten Muskegon Oakridge, 51-34 in a district final last Saturday.

Kingsley will make its second straight regional final appearance on Saturday.

The Stags are averaging nearly 46 points per game this season while allowing less than 20 points a contest.

A Kingsley win on Saturday would mark a return to the state semifinals for the first time since winning the 2005 Division 6 state championship.

“Kingsley is a football town, without a doubt,” Wooer said. “They love their football. They love their kids. I think our style of play is very similar to our community. You know, blue collared. Hard working community. That’s how our kids play. Give our fans another week is incredible.”

The Stags have gone 21-2 over the last two years in coach Tim Wooer’s return.

Saturday’s meeting with Freeland (9-2) is Kingsley’s first. The Falcons rallied late to down Kingsley’s conference foe Ogemaw Heights, 22-21 on a field goal with less than 15 seconds remaining in last Friday’s district final.

Freeland’s win over Ogemaw Heights marked its first district championship since 2015 as the Falcons are in the playoff for a 12th straight year. Freeland’s two losses this fall came against Tri-Valley Conference Central opponents Frankenmuth and Saginaw Swan Valley.

The winner of Saturday’s game will face either Kalamazoo United (7-4) or Lansing Catholic (10-1) in a state semifinal next week.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 1 p.m.

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