OTTAWA LAKE – Playing a traditional rival? Check.
An automatic playoff berth on the line? Check.
The final home regular season game for eight seniors? Check.
The Whiteford Bobcats (5-3) will host the Summerfield Bulldogs (3-5) Friday in Week 9 of the regular season. With a victory, the Bobcats will automatically qualify for the state playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.
“I think its going to be a good game,” senior Bobcat running back Nick Marchant said. “It’s always a good game against them. It’s at home, in the woods, so, its going to be a good one.”
Whiteford has five victories and can wrap up second place in the TCC with a win.
The Bobcats lead the all-time series between the two rivals, 36-25, and have won eight of the past 10 meetings between the two.
The game will be taped for broadcast later on BCSN, the Toledo-based all-sports cable television network.