Game Day Kalamazoo: See Week 2 Football Schedule, Player of the Week Winner

KALAMAZOO, MI – Whether at the high school or college level, rivalries give interscholastic athletics an element unmatched in the professional ranks.

Few people know what it’s like to wear the Detroit Lions’ Honolulu blue and silver, but many know the competitive fire that burns when they line up against an opponent from across town.

Week 2 of the high school football season features one of the top rivalries in the state, as Kalamazoo Central visits Kalamazoo Loy Norrix for bragging rights and a city championship.

This year’s matchup between Kalamazoo’s two public high schools has received national attention, with the Great American Rivalry Series coming to town and awarding some scholarship money to one player on the team.

But that’s not the only matchup featured on Thursday’s Kalamazoo-area high school football schedule, so follow along for the full game list and Player of the Week winner.

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Portage Northern senior Cane Mack (8). (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)Joel Bissel | MLive.com

player of the week

The stats weren’t great for Portage Northern quarterback Cane Mack in his first season as the starting quarterback, but perhaps the number that hurt the most was the Huskies’ 3-6 record during his junior season.

The transition from wide receiver to starting quarterback isn’t easy, but the 6-foot-4, 215-pound signal-caller has always had the physical tools to be great, and now he’s more comfortable in the pocket.

Thanks in part to his offensive line’s excellent protection, Mack held a clinic in Week 1 against Vicksburg that not only led Northern to a 41-27 win, but also helped him capture Player of the League honors. Week.

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Mack’s 9,641 votes were good for 22 percent of the total and he edged out Centerville senior quarterback Jacob Sikanas, who finished with 20.1 percent of the vote.

The future Wayne State quarterback completed 8 of 13 passes for 218 yards, including touchdown passes of 25 and 62 yards, while adding 39 yards and a score on 14 carries to guide Northern to their highest point total. since 2020.

Northern will have a tough test in Week 2 as the Huskies travel to Holland West Ottawa for the Panthers’ first home game inside their new state-of-the-art stadium, sure to draw a huge crowd.

West Ottawa snapped a 26-game losing streak last week with a 27-16 win over Grand Rapids Northview, so while the Panthers don’t have the longest success story, they do have some confidence and a level-of-mind coach. championship at Pat Collins. , who led Montague to state titles in 2008, 2009 and 2020.

The Huskies will certainly have their work cut out for them, but another big game from Mack would go a long way to a 2-0 start.

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

All games start Thursday at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted.

SMAC

Kalamazoo Central (0-1) at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix (0-1), Thursday at 5 p.m.

Portage Northern (1-0) at Holland West Ottawa (1-0)

Mattawan (0-1) at Marshall (1-0)

Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (1-0) at Portage Central (0-1)

Glutton

Otsego (0-1) at Paw Paw (1-0)

Edwardsburg (0-1) at Three Rivers (1-0)

Sturgis (1-0) at Vicksburg (0-1)

Plainwell (1-0) at Coldwater (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Thursday

COAT

South Haven (1-0) at Grand Rapids Forest Hills East (1-0)

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Comstock (0-1) at Allegan (1-0)

Parchment (0-1) to Delton Kellogg (1-0)

White Dove (0-1) at Galesburg-Augusta (0-1)

Constantine (1-0) at Hudson (1-0)

Stevensville Lakeshore (0-1) at Kalamazoo United (0-1)

Decatur (1-0) at Lawton (1-0)

Centerville (1-0) at Schoolcraft (1-0)

Southwest 10

Comstock (0-1) at Allegan (1-0)

Centerville (1-0) at Schoolcraft (1-0)

White Dove (0-1) at Galesburg-Augusta (0-1)

Decatur (1-0) at Lawton (1-0)

Independent

Kalamazoo Central (0-1) at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix (0-1), Thursday at 5 p.m.

Tecumseh (1-0) at Richland Gull Lake (0-1)

Southwest Michigan 8-Man Soccer League

Bangor 58, Lake Vandercook 0 (Wednesday)

Farewell (1-0) at Bloomingdale (0-1)

Marcelo (0-1) at Fennville (1-0)

Goblets (1-0) to Martin (1-0)

Wyoming Lee (0-1) at Mendon (0-1)

Lawrence (0-1) at Eau Claire (1-0), 7 p.m. Friday

SCAA

Bellevue (0-1) at Climax-Scotts (1-0), 7 p.m. Friday

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