Scouting reports for all the key prep football games in the Battle Creek Enquirer readership area for Week 7:
Battle Creek Central (2-4) at Mattawan (1-5), 7 p.m. Friday
Scouting Report: After a slow start with a tough schedule, Battle Creek Central has now won two in a row and scored 55 points in a win over Gull Lake as the offense has started to click. The Bearcats get a Mattawan team that just won its first game, scoring 33 points in a win over winless Loy Norrix. However, Mattawan has been shut out three times this year.
Great Gridder: Demetrius Craig caught three TD passes and ran for another score in win over Gull Lake.
Harper Creek (6-0) at Coldwater (4-2), 7 p.m. Friday
Scouting Report: Coldwater is the defending champs in the Interstate 8, clinching the title last year with a win over Harper Creek. Harper Creek can do the same this season as a win over the Cardinals will clinch at least a share of the crown for the Beavers this week. After Harper Creek owned this rivalry with 20-plus straight wins, Coldwater has won the last two times out.
Great Gridder: Santino Schlimpert had 85 yards receiving and two TDs in win over Parma Western.
Loy Norrix (0-6) at Lakeview (3-2), 7 p.m. Friday
Scouting Report: Loy Norrix has only won a total of three games over the last four seasons. Lakeview will get a chance to get its confidence back after two straight losses to fall out of first place in the SMAC East. The Spartans will need some help as they hope to defend their title as they now trail Kalamazoo Central in the standings by a game with only two division games left on the schedule.
Great Gridder: Steven Laws scored the lone touchdown for Lakeview in a loss to Kalamazoo Central.
Hastings (2-4) at Pennfield (3-3), 7 p.m. Friday
Scouting Report: Pennfield hopes to build on its win over Northwest as it hosts a Hastings team that is 2-4 and just lost to Marshall, 21-0. New to the Interstate 8, Hastings hasn’t played Pennfield since both teams were in the Twin Valley in 1978. Panthers would like a win as it faces a tough schedule the rest of the way with games vs. Lumen Christi and Olivet.
Great Gridder: Jaycob Herpin helped the Panthers cruise to victory with a team-high 78 rushing yards and an 88-yard kickoff
St. Philip (4-2) at Waldron (3-3), 7 p.m. Friday
Scouting Report: St. Philip is trying to rebound from its first two-game losing streak since 2012. St. Philip has a chance to clinch a Southern Michigan 8-Man Football League title with a win over Waldron. The Spartans have also lost two in a row, dropping a game to Tekonsha last week, 16-6. The Tigers defeated Tekonsha earlier in the season, 50-14.
Great Gridder: Grayson Obey had 22 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Webberville.