2017-10-12 / Sports

WHAT’S IN VIEW

By Mike Gallagher
Sports Reporter mgallagher@mihomepaper.com

UBLY - This week the Greater Thumb East Conference title is in view for two local teams, Ubly and Harbor Beach.

This is nothing out of the ordinary, as the Pirates and Bearcats have accounted for nine of the last 10 GTCE conference titles.

Harbor Beach won the GTCE in 2007, 11, 12, 13, and 14, which includes a run between 2011 and 2014 where they went 20-0 in GTCE play.

Ubly won GTCE titles in 2008, 09, 10, and 2016. From 2007 to 2010, the Bearcats went 22-1 in GTCE play.

This season, the two squads have been dominant as usual, as both teams sit at 4-0 in conference play.

Ubly has outscored their conference opponents 186-70, while Harbor Beach has outscored their conference foes 171-58.

In the last ten meetings between these two squads, both have won five games apiece, but Ubly has outscored Harbor Beach 309-262.

Friday night’s matchup will decide who wins the GTCE, and who will hold bragging rights until next season.

In other Huron County football action, Bad Axe hosts EPBP as the Lakers look to clinch an outright Greater Thumb West Conference title. The Hatchets played spoiler last week, as they knocked Reese out of playoff contention, and will look to spoil at least the Lakers’ regular season, as a loss would move them into a tie with Cass City. However, EPBP has won 14 of the last 15 matchups with Bad Axe.

After picking up their first win of the season last week, Caseville will have their work cut out for them this week, as they face off with Flint International Academy. The Phoenix are 5-2 on the season, including a 4-2 record in the North Central Thumb League Stars Division. The Flint International offense is averaging 393.7 yards per game and 47.4 points per game.

The USA Patriots must win to keep their playoff hopes alive, and will host Vassar Friday night. The Vulcans currently sit at 1-3 in the Greater Thumb West Conference, and 2-5 overall. The Patriots defense will key on Vulcan quarterback Ricardo Macon, who has 899 passing yards, 309 rushing yards, and 13 total touchdowns on the season.

North Huron and Owendale-Gagetown will be off until week nine, as their game this Friday was forfeited by the Bulldogs due to injuries.

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Mike Gallagher, Sports Reporter mgallagher@mihomepaper.com

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