The Everett vs. Sexton game should be the best match up on the final day of high school football's regular season Friday. Kick off is 5pm at Everett, the Vikings' senior day. Some 17 seniors will be honored. Everett is 7-1 and Sexton 6-2. Both have qualified for the play offs. Everett wins a close game because junior quarterback Reggie Williams is not among the three Everett players suspended for their role in a fight last Friday against Jackson.
The Michigan vs. Ohio State game on November 17th will kick off at noon and be televised by ABC. That means more than likely the MSU vs. Penn State game will begin at 3:30pm, although that has not yet been announced.
Besides high school football Friday there are state championships being contested in girls' golf and boys tennis. At MSU's outdoor courts, Lansing Catholic, rated number one in its division, has a chance to win a state title in tennis. And at the Forest Akers West course, DeWitt junior Liz Nagel aims to repeat as state individual golf champ. Both events run through Saturday.
MSU women's basketball player Lauren Aitch wears a small urn around her neck with her father's ashes to give her inspiration. She returns to the court this year after missing all of last season with an injury. Her dad, Matt, was a solid player at MSU in the 1960s and Lauren was star in high school at Waverly.
Some 14 mid Michigan teams have already qualified for the state high school football play offs. Seven more hope to join the list with sixth victories of the season on Friday. St. Johns has the toughest test-- at unbeaten DeWitt. The pairings show for the 256 post season entrants is at 6:30pm on Sunday on Fox Sports Detroit.