Two West Michigan High School football powerhouses are headed to Ford Field in Detroit this weekend to see if they can add to their resume of championships, and they did it by dominating their opponents. 

Unity Christian, in Hudsonville, and Grand Rapids Catholic Central, have been forces to reckon with on the field for several years, and thanks to big games this past weekend, have a chance to add another trophy to the case.

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For Hudsonville Unity Christian, the "Who does it Better," battle cry following a game from head coach Craig Tibbe sums it up, "we do!"

Fox17 reported this season, nobody has done it better and very few, if any, have done it better in state history. They were were expected to get a bit of a test against Edwardsburg, a team that has become a state powerhouse over the past decade, but not this year. At the end of the first quarter, Unity would take a 14-8. By the end of the first-half, they were leading 37-8 and that's about all she wrote.

The Crusaders would go on to put up 21 more in the 58-8 rout of the Eddies and sent them on to the the state championship for the first time since 2018 when the program won its first.


The same thing happened for Grand Rapids Catholic Central. Fox17 also reported it didn't take long for them to get going in Saturday's Division 5 state semifinal against Frankenmuth.

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The Cougars took advantage of an early fumble and would take a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, and that was kind of all she wrote here, too.

Quarterback John Passinault who would account for all five touchdowns while the defense once again stepped up, now allowing just 19 points in the past five games combined as the Cougars shut out Frankenmuth 35-0.


So, they too are on their way to Ford Field this weekend  taking on Marine City in the Division 5 state championship, Saturday at 4:30 p.m.


Good luck to both teams!


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