Traverse City Record-Eagle

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August 29, 2013

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TC West at Midland

Records (2012): TC West 6-4, Midland 11-1

When: 7 p.m. today

Radio: WTCM AM-580

Last season

Midland was 9-0 in the regular season and won two playoff contests before bowing out to Division 2 runner-up Muskegon. Traverse City West posted a convincing 44-13 victory over Adrian in the regular-season’s final week to get into the playoffs before a setback to Rockford.

What they’re saying

“They’re a great program with great tradition. You wouldn’t know they lost any seniors, seeing the way they play.” — TC West coach Tim Wooer.

Boyne City at

Glen Lake

Records (2012): Boyne City 8-2, Glen Lake 9-2

When: 7 p.m. today

Last season

Both teams started off 8-0 and lost their regular-season finale. Then they met up in the postseason’s opening round, with the Lakers claiming a 28-16 victory, without star running back/linebacker Trevor Apsey.

What they’re saying

“Our whole focus is on Glen Lake.” — Boyne City coach Dave Hills.

“It should be one of the best Thursday night football games of the year (across the state).” — Glen Lake coach Jerry Angers.

New Lothrop at

TC St. Francis

Records (2012): TCSF 4-5, New Lothrup 10-1

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Radio: WLJN FM-89.9

Last season

St. Francis missed the postseason for the first time since 1989 after going 4-5, snapping the longest consecutive streak of postseason berths in the state. New Lothrop has won 27 regular season games in a row.

What they’re saying

“He’s definitely a quick kid. We’ll have to see exactly how that speed translates over. You can see it on film. On special teams for sure, on some pass plays. I know we’ll see some quick kids this year, but if he’s as fast as the 4.3 time that everyone has out there, that’s gonna be hard to beat,” — St. Francis head coach Greg Vaughan on whether New Lothrop’s Amari Coleman is the fastest player his team will face this season.

TC Central at

Marquette

Records (2012): TC Central 9-2, Marquette 5-4

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Last season

Central lost its first and last games of the season — and won everything in between.

What they’re saying

“We’re excited. It’s been five years since we’ve won our opener. We’ve lost to Grand Haven each year so we’re focusing on Friday.” — TC Central coach Tom Passinault

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