With the Big Ten Conference (B1G) announcing it will schedule more games on Friday nights next year, one question remains: Will this really hurt high school football?
The third time wasn’t a charm for the Belding volleyball team.
The Redskins lost to the Saginaw Swan Valley Vikings for the third time in four years Tuesday, losing 25-16, 25-17, 25-20.
At Thursday’s district finals against Chippewa Hills, the Belding Redskins’ mental game was just as great as their physical game, beating the Warriors 25-21, 19-25, 25-17 and 25-14, earning a trip to the regionals at Bay City John Glenn to face Saginaw Swan Valley on Tuesday.
It took all five games to settle the winner between the Belding Redskins and Ithaca Yellowjackets in the Belding district semi-finals volleyball game Wednesday.
The Redskins won 15-11 over Ithaca in the rubber match to clinch a spot in the district finals against Chippewa Hills, which is today at 6 p.m. at Redskins Arena. Belding won 25-23, 23-25, 16-25 and 25-19 before winning the rubber match.
Belding’s volleyball team got its Class B district tournament off to a good start Monday night.
The Redskins had little problem with the Alma Panthers, winning 25-16, 25-17, 26-24.
Ithaca’s football team showed why it went to the Division 6 state finals six consecutive years.
The Yellowjackets mercied the Belding Redskins 61-7 on Friday in the first game of the Division 5 playoffs at Alma College.
The location of the Division 5 playoff football game between Belding and Ithaca on Friday has been moved from Ithaca High School to Bahlke Field at Alma College in Alma.
On paper, it looks like the Division 5 football playoff game between Belding and Ithaca is a mismatch.
The Redskins haven’t made the playoffs since 2013. The Yellowjackets have won five of the last six Division 6 championships.
It was possible that five area football teams would make the playoffs, if the points fell just right. Of those five, four will have another game.
The wait until Sunday is going to be agonizing for Belding’s football team.
The Redskins finished 5-4 overall on the season after losing to Grandville Calvin Christian 47-27 on Friday night.