Detroit Mumford (6-0) travels to Detroit Cass Tech (6-0) in a battle of the unbeaten teams Friday. (Jose Juarez / Special to News)
Top five games this week
Caledonia (5-1) at Lowell (6-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday: Lowell is in the midst of the toughest part of its schedule. Last week’s victory over East Grand Rapids might take something out of Lowell. Caledonia features an offense (full-house, T-formation) that most teams don’t use but is highly effective.
Detroit Mumford (6-0) at Detroit Cass Tech (6-0), 7 p.m. Friday: Both teams have been seriously tested but once. Cass Tech defeated Southfield, 18-14, and Mumford bested Detroit Cody, 26-22. Mumford coach Donshell English is a Cass Tech graduate so there’s drama before the heavy hitting starts.
Canton (6-0) at Plymouth (5-1), 7 p.m. Friday: This is for the KLAA South Division title. Last season Plymouth defeated Canton 40-28 in the playoffs.
Oak Park (5-1) at Farmington Hills Harrison (5-1), 7 p.m. Friday: Both teams lost to Southfield this season. The OAA White Division is so competitive and this is just another one of those games. Both teams like to play physical and play a ball-control offense.
Marinette, Wis. (2-5) at Menominee (6-0), 1 p.m. Saturday: This is the longest interstate rivalry. It began in 1894 and Marinette leads the series, 50-49-7. Menominee won last year, 48-26.
Top five games last week
Fraser 35, Grosse Pointe North 34: North (4-2) led 27-7 at halftime. Fraser (2-4) scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Nate Heyward scored on a 30-yard touchdown run. Dylan Walker threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Mainhardt and Walker’s 1-yard run tied the game with 1:15 left. Matt Lentine’s five extra points won it.
Grand Rapids South Christian 35, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 29 (OT): Quarterback Jon Wassink’s 10-yard touchdown run gave the defending Division 4 champions the victory. South Christian (5-1) sent the game into overtime on Wassink’s touchdown pass to Eric VanVoorst and subsequent conversion pass to Sam Heyboer with 4:16 remaining. Quarterback Joe Nixon threw for 213 yards and rushed for 146 for C.C. (3-3).
Lowell 42, East Grand Rapids 39 (4 OTs): Quarterback Kyler Shurlow threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Blough for the winning touchdown. Ben Bigham scored three touchdowns for Lowell (6-0). Tre’ Shown Fields scored three touchdowns for East Grand Rapids (3-3).
Shelby 22, Muskegon Oakridge 19: Devon Mussell took a pitch from Dylan Unger, after a pass from quarterback Andy Fortier, and completed a 56-yard, hook-and-ladder play for a touchdown with 14 seconds left to give Shelby (6-0) the victory. Shelby has defeated Oakridge (5-1) twice in the last 26 meetings. Brody Lee returned a fumble 84 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter for Shelby.
Walled Lake Northern 24, Waterford Kettering 19: In a game with state playoff implications, Northern (4-2) held on thanks to its defense, a defense that had given up 144 points over three consecutive games (weeks 2-4). A.J. Chuchla’s 9-yard touchdown run gave Northern a 24-12 lead early in the fourth quarter. Kettering (3-3) averaged 40 points in its previous three games.