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Blitz Preview – Week 7

(FOX 17) — Races for conference titles are coming down to the wire in Week 7 of the high school football season.


First place is on the line in the OK Red at the Ted Friday night. Both the Eagles and Rams are 3-0 in conference play this season.

Hudsonville is riding high after its impressive win over Grandville (5-1) in Week 6.

"Putting up 44 on Grandville was something that we haven't done in, I don't even know if we have ever done it," senior running back and linebacker Bryce Ouding said. "Coming off of that gives us a lot of confidence. Irish is playing well so it makes us feel a lot better going into Rockford."

Meanwhile, the Rams have found a way to win every game this season. The first four weeks, they were running the ball well and scoring a lot of points.  The last two games they have not run it as well and not scored as many points.

"I'm an old Midwestern coach," 28-year Rockford head coach Ralph Munger said. "We live in the north, and you got to be able to run the ball, to pass the ball. We want balance, certainly, but if you can't run, you won't be able to pass."

Six of the last eight meetings in the series have been decided by eight points or less.


The top spot in the OK White is up for grabs as the Red Hawks make the trip to Lowell.

It's the second straight week Cedar Springs has played in conference battle of unbeaten, beating Forest Hills Central last week, 30-6.

The Red Hawks have not won at Lowell since 1977.

The Blitz will also be at these games:

  • Hopkins (6-0) at Belding (3-3) Kickoff at 5 p.m.
  • Zeeland East (5-1) at Byron Center (6-0) Kickoff at 5 p.m.
  • Schoolcraft (6-0) at Coloma (1-5) Kickoff at 5 p.m.
  • Sparta (5-1) at Forest Hills Eastern (3-3) Kickoff at 5 p.m.
  • Newaygo (4-2) at Grant (4-2) Kickoff at 5 p.m.
  • South Christian (3-3) at GR Christian (4-2) Kickoff at 5:30 p.m.
  • Caledonia (2-4) at Grand Haven (2-4) Kickoff at 4:30 p.m.
  • Maple Valley (2-4) at Martin (6-0) Kickoff at 5 p.m.
  • Jenison (2-4) at Mona Shores (5-1) Kickoff at 7 p.m.
  • Oakridge (6-0) at North Muskegon (4-2)
  • Otsego (4-2) at Plainwell (2-4) Kickoff at 5:30 p.m.
  • Vicksburg (5-1) at Paw Paw (6-0) Kickoff at 5:15 p.m.
  • Battle Creek Central (2-4) at Portage Northern (5-1) Kickoff at 5:30 p.m.
  • Ionia (2-4) at Portland (6-0) Kickoff at 7 p.m.
  • Hart (1-5) at Ravenna (5-1)
  • Fruitport (3-3) at Reeths-Puffer (3-3) Kickoff at 7 p.m.
  • GR Catholic Central (5-1) at Spring Lake (4-2) Kickoff at 7 p.m.
  • Battle Creek Lakeview (6-0) at St. Joseph (6-0) Kickoff at 7 p.m.
  • East Grand Rapids (4-2) at Thornapple Kellogg (3-3) Kickoff at 5 p.m.
  • Allendale (3-3) at West Catholic (1-5) Kickoff at 5 p.m.
  • Grandville (5-1) at West Ottawa (0-6) Kickoff at 5:30 p.m.
  • Wayland (0-6) at Wyoming (2-4) Kickoff at 5 p.m.
  • Holland Christian (3-3) at Zeeland West (5-1)

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