Warren Michigan Collegiate's Dequan Anderson carries the ball upfield during a win over Grosse Pointe North earlier this season. The Cougars can secure a 10th straight playoff berth with a win this week over Romulus Summit Academy. Michigan Collegiate is one of a number of Macomb County teams that can lock up a playoff spot this weekend.

Warren Michigan Collegiate's Dequan Anderson carries the ball upfield during a win over Grosse Pointe North earlier this season. The Cougars can secure a 10th straight playoff berth with a win this week over Romulus Summit Academy. Michigan Collegiate is one of a number of Macomb County teams that can lock up a playoff spot this weekend.

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Macomb Mashups: Previewing Week 6 football games featuring Macomb County teams

Number of teams looking to secure playoff spots

By: Jason Carmel Davis | Online Only | Published September 26, 2018

We’re now to the point of the 2018 prep football season where teams are thinking playoffs.

In Michigan, six wins secures a postseason trip for any team that plays a nine-game slate. Teams that play eight games get in with five wins. Teams that go 5-4 over nine games can get in depending on their strength of schedule or if there are not enough six-win teams to fill out the field.

A few teams in and around Macomb County can lock up a playoff spot with wins this weekend.

In this edition of Macomb Mashups, we take a look at some of the county’s 5-0 squads that can punch their ticket to the postseason with Week 6 triumphs.

Romulus Summit Academy (2-3, 1-1 Charter School Conference) at Warren Michigan Collegiate 5-0, 1-0 Charter School) — 7 p.m. Sept. 28

A win gives Michigan Collegiate its 10th straight trip to the playoffs. The Cougars have not missed the postseason in any season in which they’ve played a full schedule. The team played five games in its inaugural season in 2008. Michigan Collegiate is 9-0 all-time vs. Summit Academy.

Warren Woods Tower (5-0, 2-0 Macomb Area Conference Gold Division) at Sterling Heights High (0-5, 0-2 MAC Gold) — 7 p.m. Sept. 28

Tower is 5-0 for the second straight season and fifth time since 1983. In the four other seasons the Titans had a chance to go 6-0, they did it. Tower this season is outscoring opponents by 43.2 points per game. Sterling Heights hopes to avoid a second straight 0-6 start. The Titans lead the series with the Stallions 4-2 and have won three of the last four matchups.

Warren Mott (4-1, 2-1 MAC White) at Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (5-0, 3-0 MAC Red) — 7 p.m. Sept. 28

Chippewa Valley, 5-0 for the first time since 2013, can lock up its seventh straight playoff berth with a win. Mott with a victory puts itself in good position for an eight straight postseason trip. Both teams have played well on both sides of the ball. The Big Reds put up 36.8 points per game, while allowing 14.6 points per contest. The Marauders tally 33.4 points per contest and allow 15.6 points per game. Chippewa Valley leads the series between playoff staples 10-3 and has won four of the last five matchups.

Dearborn Heights Star International (1-4, 1-2 Michihan Independent Athletic Conference) at Sterling Heights Parkway Christian (5-0, 3-0 MIAC) — 7 p.m. Sept. 28

Parkway Christian is on a roll. The Eagles in their last three games have put up 61, 59 and 58 points, respectively, while winning by an average of about 43 points per game. Parkway Christian’s last 6-0 start came in 2010. The Eagles are 8-2 all-time against Star International. The Falcons have failed to reach double digit points in three of their five games this season.

Other games we’re keeping an eye on

Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett (2-3, 0-1 Catholic High School League Intersectional 1) at Macomb Lutheran North (4-1, 1-1 CHSL Intersectional 1) — 7 p.m. Sept. 28

Lutheran North with a win will be off to its best start since 2012. The Mustangs last playoff trip came in 2010. Check www.candgnews.com Sept. 28 for a recap. Follow @CandGSports for live, in-game updates.

Macomb L’Anse Creuse North (4-1, 2-1 MAC White) at Utica Eisenhower (2-3, 1-2 MAC Red) — 7 p.m. Sept. 28

LCN has rebounded nicely from last year’s 1-8 finish. The Crusaders are two wins from locking up their first playoff berth since 2016 and fifth overall. Eisenhower, which has played a tough slate to this point, needs to win out to secure a playoff berth. LCN is 1-8 all-time against Ike.

Schedule information courtesy www.mhsaa.com.

Historical data courtesy www.michigan-football.com.