FNF: Regular season ends, bring on the playoffs!
Tom Eschen interviews Freeland's father and son Kevin and Zach Townsend
High School football saw it's regular season come to and end of Friday night as teams from around the region either solidified their post season position or watched their playoff hopes fade away.
Our Friday Night Football Game of the Week between Frankenmuth and Freeland was a gritty one. The Falcons took a 7-0 lead going into the locker room, and it stayed close throughout the second half. The Eagles kicked a field goal to make it 7-3, then stopped Freeland on the goal line late in the fourth, giving Frankenmuth one last chance. After several laterals, Freeland finally got the stop when time expired, giving the Falcons a 7-3 victory, and an unblemished 9-0 record.
Fenton won their sixth straight Flint Metro League title on Friday night, beating Linden late 28-21. Fenton has won seven games in a row after dropping their first two.
Holly went into Brandon needing a win to keep their post-season hopes alive and they started off strong scoring two first quarter touchdown but the Blackhawks owned the second half. Brandon wins the game 43-26.
"That's what you're going to get, two 8-0 teams, two of the best teams in the state," Freeland head coach Kevin Townsend said. "...Physical, I don't know I'm speechless. We talk every year, high school sports is about memories, I think the kids will be talking about this game for a long time."
Playoff bound Michigan Lutheran Seminary battled New Lothrop in their final regular season games, and maybe was the surprise of the night. The Hornets struck first, but the Cardinals were tough on the road, going on to win 24-20. MLS heads into the playoffs 7-2, New Lothrop 8-1.
Rivals Bay City Central and Bay City Central battled as well, the Wolves not only got the 34-13 win, but also their sixth victory, which clinches a playoff spot.
Davison entered Friday night with a perfect 8-0 record and they were looking to keep it that way as they hosted a struggling Powers Catholic team who came into the game needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive too. The Charger offense struggled all night, Powers quarterback Zach Talovich threw 2 first half interceptions and the Cardinals rolled Powers 42-7.