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Belding’s Nick Price dives into the endzone to complete a 26-yard touchdown run in the first quarter on Friday night at Rudness Field. Price finished with 115 yards rushing.

Belding earns first playoff berth since 2007

The final score was probably a little too close for comfort for the Belding Redskins, but in the end, it didn’t matter as the Redskins qualified for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs for the first time since 2007. The Redskins started the scoring and finished the game with a defensive stand with the Wyoming Wolves needing a two-point conversion for a victory. When the ball fluttered out of the hands of Wyoming’s Jalen Arizola-Betts and landed alone at the one-yard line, the Redskins could finally celebrate a 26-25 victory at Rudness Field on Friday night.

Belding’s Nick Price (3) goes in motion behind the Redskins’ offensive line and quarterback Kole Hart (12) during the game at Comstock Park this season.

Belding one win away from playoffs

In a sense, the playoffs start a week early for the Belding Redskins. With a 5-3 record entering tonight’s regular season finale at home, the Redskins need a victory to guarantee a spot in the 256-team field of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs. Six wins is needed for guaranteed inclusion, while a handful of teams in each division make the playoffs with 5-4 records.

Belding running back Neil McCully stiff arms an Allendale defender during Friday’s game at home. Allendale held on to defeat the Redskins 32-26.

Belding football falls short against Allendale

n their annual Day to Believe game, the Belding Redskins looked like a group that never gave up hope despite trailing visiting Allendale 32-20 in the fourth quarter. After giving up scores on a 94-yard punt return touchdown by Falcon junior Nate Couturier and a fumble return by senior Jon Nielsen for another in the third, the Redskins battled back with a late score in the fourth and a defensive stop to give them a shot to win with 2:00 left.

Belding’s Gabby Holyfield, right, tips the ball around the block attempt of Comstock Park’s Madi Dobb during the first game of the teams’ match Thursday.

Belding earns volleyball win on Believe Night

Belding’s volleyball team took an O-K Blue Conference loss to Coopersville Tuesday and was looking to get back on track. They picked a good night to do so.

Comstock Park defensive back Sam LaRoche grabs a first quarter interception for the Panthers. Comstock Park grabbed three interceptions in Friday’s 30-7 win over the Belding Redskins.

Comstock Park hands Belding first loss

In a battle of unbeaten teams, it was the Comstock Park Panthers making key plays when needed. Comstock Park forced three turnovers, Jake Bush rushed for 161 yards (scored four touchdowns) and they stopped the Belding Redskins when they needed it the most in a 30-7 O-K Blue Conference win on Friday night.

Belding senior Nick Price evades a tackler from Coopersville during last week’s game at home. The Redskins host Leslie on Friday

Belding prepares for homecoming game

The Belding football team is back in a familiar position from many years ago. The Redskins are ranked in a tie for ninth in the state in the latest Associated Press Division 4 football poll.

Belding’s Cameron Dombrowski returns an interception for a 60-yard touchdown on Friday night.

Belding now 3-0, tops Coopersville 54-35

The Belding football team continued to show its ability to be explosive on the offensive side of the ball Friday night in its Ottawa-Kent Blue Conference opener at Rudness Field. The Redskins scored 36 points in the opening half to take a commanding lead into the third en route to a 54-35 win.

Carson City-Crystal’s Tyler Craig, right, starts the senior division race quick during Saturday’s Hornet Run at Central Montcalm. Craig placed third overall with a time of 17:49.91.

Central Montcalm hosts 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run

Saturday morning started out as a great day for a run. Later in the morning, the same couldn’t be said as rain and lighting delays slowed the event and runners. Central Montcalm hosted 14 high school cross country teams and another 13 middle school teams for the 36th annual Mike Noll Hornet Run on Saturday. Area schools participating included Belding, Carson City-Crystal, Central Montcalm, Montabella and Vestaburg.

Belding senior Stefanie Harig returns a serve during the Redskins league win over the Coopersville Broncos at home on Thursday.

Belding sweeps league match with Coopersville

The Coopersville Broncos volleyball team went undefeated last year in league play en route to an O-K Blue Conference championship. After Thursday nights’ match, the Belding Redskins have the early hand in the league championship race this year. Belding played near flawless volleyball as they swept the Broncos 25-22, 25-22, 25-21.

The Belding Redskins and Greenville Yellow Jackets line up to run a play during Friday’s annual rivalry game at Rudness Field in Belding. The Redskins ended a five-game losing streak to Greenville with a 47-14 win.

Belding snaps streak, rushes over Greenville

The Belding Redskins scored early and often. In the process, they stunned the capacity crowd on both sides of the football field. The Greenville Yellow Jackets had won five straight games and nine of the last 10 against the Redskins. The streak is no longer intact after the Redskins rolled up more than 400 yards rushing and convincingly defeated the Yellow Jackets 47-14.