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Four area teams qualify for football playoffs

The Road to Ford Field begins on Friday/Saturday night for four area football teams. Pairings (games times to be decided later today) were announced on Sunday night with Lakeview (8-1), Central Montcalm (5-4), Carson City-Crystal (7-2) and Montabella (6-3) all getting the chance to play a 10th game this season.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, Oct. 24

CC-Crystal 56, Potterville 28: The Eagles will go into the playoffs with momentum after beating the Vikings Friday night. Dallas O’Green had the hat trick, getting two touchdowns running, catching a touchdown pass from Zach Pringle and returning a kickoff 70 yards for another score…

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SPORTS GALORE: Margin for error is gone in playoff push

The Lakeview Wildcats will be one of 256 teams playing for a coveted football state championship beginning on Oct. 31. Lakeview’s win at Hesperia last week guaranteed the Wildcats (6-1 overall) a second consecutive trip to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football playoffs.

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CC-Crystal tops Montabella for first MSAC win

It took a while, but Carson City-Crystal’s volleyball team got their first win in the Mid-State Activities Conference. The Eagles downed Montabella in straight games 25-15, 25-17, 25-9 Tuesday night.

Carson City-Crystal junior running back Dallas O’Green (1) hauls in a 40-yard Hail Mary pass for a touchdown on the last play of the first half against Montabella Friday night. - Daily News/Cory Smith

CC-Crystal tops Montabella in MSAC matchup

Carson City-Crystal’s football team needed to break a two-game losing streak. Montabella’s needed to start another winning streak. The Eagles broke their streak.

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ROUNDUP: Prep football scores from Friday, Oct. 3

Lakeview 35, Kent City 0: The Wildcats mercied the Eagles in a CSAA-Silver game Friday night. John Zuluaga-Torres led Lakeview with 18 carries for 186 yards and four touchdowns, while quarterback Nate Shurlow had seven carries for 53 yards and a score…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 30

Belding 3, West Catholic 0: The Redskins earned another win in the O-K Blue win a shutout win over the Falcons on Tuesday night. Belding won 25-15, 25-15, 25-12. Brooke Linebaugh led the Redskins with 14 assists and three aces…

Vestaburg junior linebacker Kristian Gostomski (14) tackles Montabella senior running back Zack Taubitz (22) as Taubitz just misses the pylon while reaching to score a touchdown in the second quarter Friday evening  - Daily News/Cory Smith

Montabella cruises in rival matchup with Vestaburg

Montabella has a football team that can light up a scoreboard in a hurry, and Vestaburg found out just how fast during Friday’s Mid-State Activities Conference matchup. A quick-strike offense, combined with Montabella’s stifling defensive effort, led to the Mustangs’ 35-0 homecoming victory over the Wolverines.

A Vestaburg player carries the ball during a game last year against Carson City-Crystal.

Vestaburg, Montabella to renew rivalry Friday

Montabella and Vestaburg had different football games on Friday. The Mustangs were dumped by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart while the Wolverines shut out Ashley.

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Montabella football game canceled

The Montabella Mustangs will not be playing a football game on Friday. At least an official game. The Mustangs were set to host Manistee Catholic Central, but the Sabers had to forfeit the game due to a lack of players. The same reason was cited when the Carson City-Crystal Eagles had two games canceled last year, one against Manistee Catholic Central and the other against Ashley.