Central Montcalm opens season with Chip Hills


By Bruce Bentley • Last Updated 9:48 am on Thursday, August 15, 2013

STANTON — The Central Montcalm Hornets expect 2013 to be a bounce back season.

After finishing 2-7 a year ago, the Hornets are ready to get back to the postseason after a two-year span without an extra game.

They will have the chance with five home games in 2013. Central Montcalm will alternate home/away games this season.

All nine games are Central State Activities Association (CSAA) games for the Hornets.

The Hornets kick the season off at home against rival Chippewa Hills. The Warriors have won two straight against the Hornets after losing the prior two games.

Chippewa Hills won a shootout last year 47-32.

Other home games include Big Rapids, Holton, Lakeview and Hesperia in odd weeks. The Hornets went 1-3 against the four, including a 26-14 loss at Lakeview. That loss snapped a five-game winning streak against the Wildcats.

Road games for the Hornets include White Cloud, Morley Stanwood, Newaygo and Reed City.

Central Montcalm has beaten White Cloud five consecutive times, but has lost four straight games to Morley Stanwood.

Reed City won the CSAA last year, while Newyago finish third.

Hesperia is the final game of the year. After winning four straight years, the Hornets fell to the Panthers 19-13.

Central Montcalm made the playoffs four consecutive years beginning in 2007. The have missed the postseason the past two years.

Reed City, Big Rapids, Newaygo and Chippewa Hills all made the playoffs out of the CSAA last year.

2012 CSAA Standings

 Conf. Ovr.

Reed City * 9-0 10-1

Big Rapids * 8-1 8-2

Newaygo * 7-2 9-3

Chippewa Hills * 6-3 7-4

Lakeview 5-4 5-4

Hesperia 4-5 4-5

Morley Stanwood 3-6 3-6

Central Montcalm 2-7 2-7

Holton 1-8 1-8

White Cloud 0-9 0-9

*Qualified for postseason

 

2012 results

 at Chippewa Hills L 47-32

vs. White Cloud W 54-0

at. Big Rapids L 27-18

vs. Morley Stanwood L 16-14

at Holton W 31-7

vs. Newaygo L 38-16

at Lakeview L 26-14

vs. Reed City L 42-25

at Hesperia L 19-13

 

2013 Schedule

 vs. Chippewa Hills 8/29

at White Cloud 9/6

vs. Big Rapids 9/13

at Morley Stanwood 9/20

vs. Holton 9/27

at Newaygo 10/4

vs. Lakeview 10/11

at Reed City 10/18

vs. Hesperia 10/25

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