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October 31, 2012

Madison football qualifies for playoffs; Bishop Foley, Hazel Park, Lamphere wrap up seasons

By Mark Vest
C & G Sports Writer

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Madison football qualifies for playoffs; Bishop Foley, Hazel Park, Lamphere wrap up seasons
Madison running back Napoleon Harris carries the ball against Warren Fitzgerald earlier this season. The Eagles took on Detroit Consortium in an opening-round playoff game Oct. 26, after press time.

The regular-season portion of the football schedule has wrapped up, and the only local team to qualify for the playoffs was Madison Heights Madison.

The Eagles hosted Detroit Consortium in an opening-round playoff game Oct. 26, after press time. Visit our website at www.can dgnews.com for game results.

Consortium came into the game with an overall record of 6-3; Madison was 8-1.

After losing in Week 2 to Warren Fitzgerald, the Eagles won their last seven games entering their playoff matchup against Consortium, which secured the Macomb Area Conference Silver Division title.

The winner of the Madison/Consortium game plays the winner of Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central and Warren Michigan Collegiate Nov. 2-3.

In other local football news:
Madison Heights Bishop Foley ended the season 5-4. The Ventures did win two of their last three games, including a 28-0 season finale against Detroit Edison Public School.

After getting off to a 4-1 start, Hazel Park lost its last four games to finish with an overall record of 4-5, improving on last season’s 3-6 record.

Madison Heights Lamphere began the season strong, jumping out to a 3-1 record and sat atop the MAC Silver Division. The Rams stumbled a bit down the stretch, however, and finished with a 4-5 record.

Lamphere did end its season on a positive note, a 44-14 road victory against Center Line.

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