What would the state high school football playoffs be without Jackson Lumen Christi?  The Titans have a 9-game winning streak heading into this Saturday's division five semi-final against 12-0 Muskegon Oakridge.  The game has been moved to Battle Creek Central High School with a 1pm kick off.

     Lumen has won four state titles in this decade alone.  The school opened in 1968 and through 41 football season, Lumen Christi has been unbeaten six times.  It has only had four losing seasons.  In the last 17 years, through last Friday, Lumen has a 177-28 record.  Lumen is fresh from beating Almont 37-7 in the quarter-finals.  Lumen has placed many players into division one scholarships under head coach Herb Brogan.  After starting 1-2, Lumen's nine game winning streak has seen its defense give up just eight touchdowns.  If Lumen wins it could face Ovid-Elsie for the state title next week at Ford Field.

     Speaking of Ford Field, its bid to land a second men's Final Four failed Wednesday.  Sites were announced from 2012 through 2016 and while Detroit was in the running, it was not selected.  Ford Field will host the Final Four next April.

     More stats:  Michigan State's hockey team has scored three goals in its last four games-- that's its lowest offensive output since a four game stretch in the 1952-53 season.  Michigan State is now out of the national polls and plays twice at Nebraska Omaha this week end.  The Spartans, averaging 1.5 goals per game, now have a 4-6-2 record.  They play at Minnesota and Wisconsin over Thanksgiving and then go to Michigan so they have a tough road to hoe before returning home December 6th to face Michigan at Munn Arena.  On top of it all, the Spartans' lone veteran center, Nick Sucharski, has a lingering shoulder injury and he may give up the entire season and take a red-shirt year which will make the Spartans' offensive output just that much more challenging.


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