AMAZING WILLIAMSTON STORY

     After all of the effort to get Williamston High School's football field renovated, now it is severaly damaged by Thursday night's storm.  Several light poles are down, the scoreboard was blown into the grandstands and glass was broken in the press box.  Williamston's Friday night game with Chesaning is being played at 7pm at Okemos High School.  A win leaves Williamston at 8-1, the school's best record since the 1969 team finished 8-1.  Whether Williamston will have its field for the play offs or not remains to be seen.

     Prediction as of 5pm Friday:  Michigan State loses to Ohio State and Iowa, then wins out against Michigan, Purdue and Penn State.  That would leave the Spartans at 8-4 with a bowl date in either the Champps Sports Bowl in Orlando December 28th or the Alama Bowl in San Antonio on Dec. 30th.  Such a scenario would also give Mark Dantonio a shot at winning Big Ten coach of the year with Ron Zook of Illinois and Jim Tressel of Ohio State other bona fide contenders.

     Bumper sticker seen in Ann Arbor:  Michigan football needs a new Carr-- one with Les Miles.

     Reminder-- state high school football pairings show airs at 6:30pm Sunday on Fox Sports Detroit.  There will be 256 teams placed in eight divisions by enrollment from last year's listings.

     Liz Nagel's two over par 74 in the first round of the state high school golf championships Friday at Forest Akers West is truly amazing.  The DeWitt High School junior  was two over par after four holes, then parred in.  The conditions were wet, cold and windy.  That course can play brutally tough in the fall.  Putting them all out, that score is amazing.  Nagel won the state title last year as a sophomore and of course she could win three straight years.  She has a five shot lead after day one over Amy Ruthenburg of Okemos and DeWitt's team is five shots ahead of Greenville in division two with 18 more holes set for Saturday.  The weather should be better so Nagel would need a 70 to equal her winning score of 144 shot a year ago.  Michigan State's assistant coach followed her around on Friday.  The Spartans need to pull out all the stops to recruit her because Liz Nagel is truly the real deal.

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