Sterling Heights Parkway Christian football coach Joe Beck looks on at a regular season practice. The Eagles meet Mount Clemens High at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 with a chance to go 5-0 for the first time since 2010.

Sterling Heights Parkway Christian football coach Joe Beck looks on at a regular season practice. The Eagles meet Mount Clemens High at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 with a chance to go 5-0 for the first time since 2010.

Photo by Deb Jacques


Macomb Mashups — A look at Week 5 football games featuring Macomb County squads

By: Jason Carmel Davis | Online Only | Published September 19, 2018

As the calendar turns to fall, we get one more week closer to the 2018 prep football playoffs.

It’s tough to believe we’re already coming up on Week 5.

As the season changes, prep football teams set their eyes toward the postseason. This week’s edition of Macomb Mashups features a look at some contests featuring teams that have put themselves in a position to earn a playoff berth.

We start with a game featuring a squad that has yet to take an ‘L.’

Mount Clemens High (1-3, 0-2 Michigan Independent Athletic Conference) at Sterling Heights Parkway Christian (4-0, 2-0 MIAC) — 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Fraser High

Parkway Christian is 4-0 for the first time since 2010. Two more wins would give the Eagles their fifth playoff berth in the last six seasons. Mount Clemens this season is playing a full schedule for the first time since 2015 and joined the MIAC this fall.      Parkway Christian and Mount Clemens have never squared off. The Eagles in 2017 advanced to the state playoffs despite an 0-3 start. Mount Clemens hasn’t seen the postseason since 1994. The Eagles through four weeks have outscored opponents by about 29 points per game. Check www.candgnews.com Sept. 21 for a recap. Follow @CandGSports on Twitter for live, in-game updates.

St. Clair Shores Lake Shore (3-1, 2-0 Macomb Area Conference Gold Division) at St. Clair Shores South Lake (3-1, 2-1 MAC Silver) — 7 p.m. Sept. 21

Lake Shore is 3-1 for the first time since 2009 — the last time the Shorians made the playoffs. South Lake, which started 0-7 last season, has already surpassed last season’s win total. Both teams sport strong offenses, with the Shorians and Cavaliers putting up 39.3 and 36.3 points per game, respectively. Lake Shore holds a 30-26-1 series lead, but South Lake has won seven of the last nine in the series. The Shorians last season beat the Cavs 16-6 to stop an eight-game skid in the series.

Other games to keep an eye on

Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (4-0) at Macomb Dakota (4-0) – 7 p.m. Sept. 21

First place in the always-tough MAC Red will be on the line.

Macomb Lutheran North (4-0) at Riverview Gabriel Richard (2-2) — 7 p.m. Sept. 21

Lutheran North’s last 5-0 start came in 2012.

Center Line High (2-2, 1-0 MAC Bronze) at Warren Lincoln (1-3, 1-0 MAC Bronze) — 7 p.m. Sept. 21

The winner takes sole possession of first place in the MAC Bronze. Center Line hasn’t been above .500 this late in the season since 2005. A win for Lincoln could give the Abes the inside track on a second division title in three years.

Schedule information courtesy www.mhsaa.com.

Historical data courtesy www.michigan-football.com.