We’re sure some fan bases around the Blue Water Area are still talking about what happened last fall.
While a handful of programs continued their winnings ways, untouched milestones were hit on the gridiron last fall by a few teams.
Before diving into another season that’s sure to have some Friday night thrills, let’s take one last look at the 2015 season.
Macomb Area Conference
Marine City made playoffs last season, and that’s a statement that could’ve been copied and pasted into our recap article for the last 18 seasons. The Mariners clinched win No. 6 with a 42-27 win over Warren Cousino in the final week to add another playoff berth with a MAC Gold title share.
Marysville also split the MAC Gold title with Marine City and Sterling Heights, rattling off six wins to end the season and book its spot into playoffs for the fifth straight season.
Port Huron Northern came short in winning a title share, but the 4-5 season the Huskies compiled was their best with 2011. St. Clair had itself a tough season in the conference, but picked up its lone MAC Gold win with a 14-0 victory over Warren Woods-Tower.
Port Huron went 1-4 in the MAC White before joining the MAC Blue this year. While they missed out on a winning season for the first time since 2005, they ended their season on a high note with a dominant 42-0 win over rival Port Huron Northern.
Blue Water Area Conference
Unless you somehow forgot, Algonac’s season accomplishments will sound familiar. With a 10-2 record and their first BWAC title – a year after going 1-8 in 2013 – the Muskrats made playoffs for the first time since 2005. Once there, they added to their historic season with the school’s first district title with a championship game win over Almont at home. The bleachers might still be shaking from that game.
Richmond split the title with Algonac, winning a dramatic 15-14 game when they hosted the Muskrats. The lone regular season loss came to Almont, allowing the Blue Devils to make playoffs and claim their second straight district crown.
Croswell-Lexington also had a strong season, winning a heart-stopping week eight game against Almont at home to earn win No. 6 and a return to playoffs after a two-year hiatus.
Despite missing playoffs, Yale’s season ended on a three-game winning streak as they topped Armada, Imlay City and North Branch to ride off into the winter. Capac also missed out on playoffs, going 2-7 with wins over Imlay City and Armada.
Greater Thumb Conference East
No Redskin fan has forgotten last fall. Sandusky had a season for the ages last fall, running through the fall with 11 straight wins before falling to New Lothrop in regionals. The Redskins set a program record for wins in a season (11) and points scored (422) and posted four shutouts – the most since 1984.
Brown City had back-to-back wins in the middle of the season against Memphis and Marlette en route to a 2-7 season. Marlette fell just short of playoffs, going 5-4 for its third straight season with a winning record. Memphis picked up its lone win in week one, topping New Haven in a 22-20 win.
North Central Thumb League
Deckerville enjoyed another season of successful 8-man football, ending its season in the semifinals after winning the NCTL title. The Eagles were also once again a must-see team on offense, amassing more than 500 points for the second year in a row.
Peck also had another plus season with a 7-3 record and a fourth consecutive playoff appearance. Carsonville-Port Sanilac – in their last NCTL season – went 0-9 on the season.