This is the final stretch of the regular season across Michigan, as the Jackson-High School football team is preparing for an important match that could determine the championship and playoff seeds for the tournament.
Before embarking on a big game tonight, MLive covers everything you need to know from Player of the Week winners, schedules, predictions and power rankings.
Here are the full slate of the game in the Jackson area tonight and some helpful links to get ready for the big game.
STOCKBRIDGE QB is this week’s voting player
The Stockbridge Panthers defeated Perry 38-13 in last week’s Greater Lansing Athletic Conference Action, winning the decisive league of improving to 2-2 throughout the season. A major reason for its success was the Panther attack led by quarterback Drew Philip.
Philip passed 11/15 with 154 yards and two touchdowns, adding an 89-yard rush with 15 carries to facilitate the Stockbridge attack. Junior quarterbacks impressed the local football community in the process as MLive and Jackson Citizen Patriot readers gathered to vote and helped win the Player of the Week award.
Philip won 18,493 votes in this week’s poll, and Luke McDawman of Columbia Central won 15,264 votes, second place in this week’s wire contest. Michigan Center tailback Caydin Highland finished third with 7,082 votes, Homer quarterback Cole Austin finished fourth with 5,001 votes, and Hannover Houghton tailback Tyler Hector topped with 2,137 votes. I finished 5
Below are the complete results from this week’s poll.
** If you’re having trouble viewing your voting results, try the following direct links: https://poll.fm/10625355****
Week 5 schedule
Dexter Jackson, 7pm
Battle Creek Penfield, northwestern Jackson, 7:00 pm
Napoleon at Grasslake, 7pm
East Jackson, Hanover Houghton, 7 pm
Manchester Michigan Center, 7pm
Addison vs. Melvindale Academy, 7pm
Vandercook Lake in New Buffalo, 7pm
Homer for reading, 7 pm
Jonesville, Stockbridge, 7pm
Union City, Springport, 7pm
Hillsdale Dundee, 7pm
Leslie on Lake Odessa Lakewood, 7pm
Hudson Brooklyn Columbia Central, 4pm
Postponement / cancellation
Parma Western d. Lumen Christie (confiscated)
Concord – IDLE (Injury)
Power Ranking and Forecast
More Jackson-Area Sports Coverage
Photo: Image of Friday night match