Playoff fever in full swing for local teams

By: Mike Moore, | Madison - Park News | Published November 12, 2013

The first goal of the season is to qualify for the journey.

After that, the mission takes aim at Ford Field in Detroit.

The opening weekend of the state football playoffs came and went Nov. 1, and for a pair of local teams, the 2013 season was extended for at least one more battle.

 Guys on the Bishop Foley football team were in search of their first district title last weekend against Southfield Christian.

Guys on the Bishop Foley football team were in search of their first district title last weekend against Southfield Christian.

Photo by Donna Agusti

In Division 6 action, Madison Heights Madison High cruised past Burton Bendle 42-0 in a predistrict game at home.

The Eagles improved to 10-0 with the win.

In a game played after press time, Madison hosted Flint Beecher (8-2) for the district crown.

In the other half of the bracket, Saginaw Nouvel (9-1) traveled to play at Montrose Hill-McCloy (10-0).

In D-7 action, Madison Heights Bishop Foley avenged a regular-season loss and cruised past Royal Oak Shrine 42-10 in predistrict action.

Foley (7-3) faced Southfield Christian (9-1) in a district final.

Both teams were searching for the first district title in their respective programs’ history.

The other side of the bracket included Britton-Deerfield (7-3) playing at Detroit Loyola (10-0).

The regional finals are set for Nov. 15 or Nov. 16.