The Constantine Falcons controlled the ball throughout the game, for a win against Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central 36-14 at a MHSAA semi final game played Saturday (November 17) 17 at Battle Creek Harper’s Field, in Battle Creek.
“We have one week to get better, and we’re going to get better and go to Ford Field to finish what we started,” Coach Shawn Griffith told players immediately after the win.
Next the Falcons will travel to Ford Field in Detroit to play Ithaca at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 23. Tickets are available at Constantine High School.
Athletic Director Mike Messner said at a pep rally held two days earlier that 256 teams initially started in the contest for state champion, and now we are down to the two final contenders – Constantine and Ithaca.
Ithaca’s last win was 31-14 over Shelby.
The Ithaca “yellow jackets” are “good on both sides of the ball” or good at both defense and offense, and have won 40 straight games. Rushing yards per game total 200 on average, and they have an average of 190 yards of passing per game.
For MHSAA information go to www.mhsaa.com/.
Source: Story and photos contributed by Angie Birdsall.