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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Thumb Area Football Playoff Football Scores

Waterford  30, Deckerville 28 - Final
Final (Waterford kicks game ending and winning field goal from the 4yard line)

Waterford Our Lady 13, Deckerville 12 - 3rd Q

15 yard td - Eagles take lead with :37 seconds left in 3rd Quarter 

Deckerville 20, Waterford Our Lady 13 - End of the 3rd Q

Deckerville 20, Waterford Our Lady 20 - 4th, 9:03 left as of 3:38pm

Eagles fumbles the ball on the kick off...oh boy...Waterford takes over at about the 18 yard area...
then Waterford gets 13 yard TD! Doh!! Our Lady scores 2 TD's within minutes!

Waterford Our Lady 27, Deckerville 20 - 4th Q, 7:21 left

Deckerville scores! Cody Ross rush for a 3yard TD. 4th Q with 1:21 left it's a nailbiter! 26 -27, Waterford timeout at 3:54 pm...will Eagles go for 1 or 2pt! Scott Gobie scores a 2 point coversion!!

Deckerville 28, Waterford Our Lady 27 - Eagles take lead with about a minute left.
*Warning...Waterford Our Lady has a pretty good kicker...!*

Andrew Estrada sacks Waterford QB.  :41 seconds left ball at the 34 yard line, no timeouts left for Waterford. 3&10...:20 seconds left, pass play Waterford out of bounds :14 seconds left...:06 seconds...after big completion! Waterford got a wide open receiver at the 4yard line...1st down...QB spikes ball to stop clock..with... :03 seconds left...Field Goal set up for Waterford at the 4yard line...Deckerville calls timeout....Waterford at the kicks the game ending winning field goal!!

 Waterford Our Lady 30,  Deckerville 28 - Final

-Deckerville went for it on 4th & 6 with under 20 seconds remaining before halftime...second guess? Should of kick the field goal to take the lead?...Could come back to bite them in the you know what!

Genesee 43,  Brown City  8 - Final 
(Genesee finally beats a Greater Thumb Conference team...mud on our face!)
Genessee @ Ubly - Division 7, Region 4 - District 1

Mt.Pleasant  47,  North Branch  12 - Final

National High Scoreboard Show - EZ Stream

Catch the National High School Broadcast Network "Coast 2 Coast High School Scoreboard Show" powered by EZ Stream, which is the Thumb Tailgater Sports streaming host. Here is the link to the show.

Coast 2 Coast High School Scoreboard Show - Saturday Show - 12 noon (EST)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thumb Area Final Scores - 1st Round Playoffs

Division 3
Linden  54, vs  Bangor John Glenn  29
Mt Pleasant 47,  vs North Branch 12

Division 4
Stanton Central Montcalm  24,  @  Essexville Garber 22
Saginaw Swan Valley  26, @  Portland  14

Flint Powers 7,  @  Croswell-Lexington  0
Goodrich 31, vs  Yale 8

Marine City 28, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 12
Marysville 50, Richmond 7

Division 5
Vassar 28, at Flint Beecher 0
Millington  53, vs Carrollton  21

Madison Heights Madison  47,  vs  Detroit University Prep 0
Capac 35, vs Harper Woods Chandler  0

Division 6
St Charles 51, vs  Sandusky  12
Reese 29,  vs  Lakers  6

Division 7
Ubly 52, vs Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 0
Genesee 43,  vs  Brown City 8

Division 8
Waterford Our Lady 30, vs  Deckerville 28 
New Lothrop  56, @ Sterling Heights Parkway 33

Game Of The Night - Internet Link

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thumb Tailgater Sports Pre-Game Show

Part 1 of the Pre-Game Show for this week is up on the right column of the blog. This will also be featured on the Live Internet Audio Cast. This segment features WLEW Cruise 102.1 Sports Guy, Rick Glaza. I drill him some questions about some Thumb Area games. 
Part 2 will feature Original Thumb Tailgaters, Editor of the Huron County Press - Chris Ogryski; and Sports Writer/Reporter - Paul Adams of the Huron Daily Tribune. That segment will be posted late Thursday night and will also be on the Live Internet Audio Cast.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Game Of The Night - 1st Round

Thumb Tailgater Sports will be covering the Millington vs Carrollton high school football playoff game. This is an exciting game for us to cover as we wanted to try to get in a Tri-Valley area team. Here we get two! The teams are in the Division 5, Region 2, District 2 bracket, and will take on the winner of the Vassar @ Fint Beecher game.
Carrollton ended up sharing the Tri-Valley West title with Saint Charles & Ithaca who are both in the playoffs. Carrollton finished the season at 8-1 and their only loss was to Ithaca 48-27. The Cavaliers are coming off back to back winning seasons, led by Head Coach Greg Wasmer. Carrollton had losing seasons from 1993 to 2007, so it has been a great turn around since Coach Wasmer came in to Carrollton. They lost in the second round of the playoffs in 2008, falling to Saginaw Nouvel 35-3. Nouvel finished at 4-5 this year and are not even a factor in the playoffs this year. Getting a taste of that playoff experience should give Carrollton a boost, but in the first round they contend against a team that has been in the thick of the playoffs for many years.....

Millington finished the season at 8-1, and their only loss was to league rival and the Tri-Valley East champions Essexville-Garber 14-7. Another added note is the Millington Head Coach Tim Furno had annonced that he would be retiring at the end of this football season; I'm sure the Cardinal team would like to extend that season for Coach Furno to stick around a little bit longer. Millington has not had a losing season since 1988!! Last year the Cardinals lost to their league rival Essexville-Garber in the first round 33-20. Millington made it to the fourth round in 1999 where they lost to Birmingham Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets 10-7, who went on to win the state title that year. Another interesting note is that Millington wants to join the Greater Thumb Conference.

Thumb Tailgater Sports live internet audio cast starts at 5:50pm for the pre-game show and game time is set for 7pm. Log on and tune in!

We also welcome an addition to our Thumb Tailgater Sports announcing team - Mark "Mad Dog" Dimon will be joining us as our official stats man, and as our extra set of eyes on the field. You will hear him chime from time to time with his analysis of the game.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thumb Area Media Coverage H.S. Football Playoffs

Here is the latest local thumb are radio media coverage of the High School Football Playoff teams in the tournament.
The great thing about Thumb Tailgater Sports is that we have more options on where to go for our coverage as it is limitless being that we are on the Internet and our audience is world and the universe! We would like to cover the BWAC & Tri-Valley East, so that opens the door for us to maybe do the Carrollton @ Millington game.

*WLEW Cruise 102.1 fm : Ubly vs Rochester Hills Lutheran North - Fri. 7:30pm
*WIDL 92.1 fm : Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers @ Reese - Fri., 7pm
*WTGV 97.7 fm : Sandusky @ St.Charles - Fri., 7pm
*WBGV 92.5 fm : Flint Powers @ Croswell-Lexington - Fri., 7pm
*WTGV 97.7 fm : Brown City @ Genessee - Sat., 1pm
*WMIC 660 am : Deckerville @ Waterford Our Lady - Sat., 2pm

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thumb Area H.S. Football 1st Round Playoffs

The MHSAA announced and posted the high school football playoff pairings for the 1st round. Good luck to all thumb area teams as Thumb Tailgater Sports will be there to follow the teams!
We will post late Monday what game will be Audio Cast live on the Internet on Thumb Tailgater Sports.
Times and dates should also be finalized by the participating area schools by Monday afternoon.

Full Playoff 1st round brackets - MHSAA

Our Thumb Area Coverage H.S. Football Teams, that we will be keeping an eye on:

Division 3 
Bangor John Glenn (5-4) @  Linden (9-0) - Fri. 7pm
North Branch (6-3) @  Mt Pleasant (9-0) - Sat. 1pm @ CMU

Division 4 
Stanton Central Montcalm (6-3) @  Essexville Garber (7-2) - Fri. 7pm
Saginaw Swan Valley (7-2)  @  Portland (7-2)- Fri. 7pm

Flint Powers (5-4) @ Croswell-Lexington (7-2) - Fri. 7pm
Yale (6-3) @ Goodrich (6-3) - Fri. 7pm


Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (6-3) @ Marine City (9-0) 104.000 - Fri. 7pm
Richmond (6-3) @  Marysville (6-3)- Fri. 7pm

Division 5

Vassar (6-3) 52.667 at Flint Beecher (9-0) 92.444 - Fri. 7pm
Carrollton (8-1) 71.889 at Millington (8-1) 81.556 - Fri. 7pm

Detroit University Prep (6-3) @ Madison Heights  (9-0) - Fri. 7pm
Harper Woods Chandler (7-2) @ Capac (6-3) - Fri. 7pm

Division 6
Sandusky (6-3) 48.222 @  St Charles (8-1) 72.778 - Fri. 7pm
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker (7-2) @  Reese (7-2) - Fri. 7pm

Division 7
Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest (7-2) @ Ubly (9-0) - Fri. 7:30pm
Brown City (7-2) 55.667 at Genesee (9-0) 67.556
- Sat. 1pm

Division 8 
Deckerville (5-4) 42.778 @ Waterford Our Lady (7-2) - Sat. 2pm
New Lothrop (6-3) @ Sterling Heights Parkway (7-2) - Fri. 7pm

Friday, October 23, 2009

WLEW Cruise 102.1 FM - Selection Sunday Show

WLEW Cruise 102.1fm, will have a live Selection Sunday H.S.Football Playoff Show! It starts after the 6:30pm newsbreak, this Sunday, Oct.25 - on WLEW Cruise 102.1fm.
Eddie Fury & Rick Glaza will be your hosts, along with special guests - Editor Chris Ogryski & Sports Writer Paul Adams of the Huron Daily Tribune.
Tune In!!

Thumb Tailgater Sports On National Show

Thumb Tailgater Sports will once again get some info on the EZ Stream, National High School Broadcast Network - "Coast To Coast Scoreboard Show".
Here are the links.

Saturday Morning Show Edition - 12 noon: Coast To Coast Scoreboard Show

WEEK 9 Final Scores

WEEK 9 - End Of The Regular Season

Brown City 44, vs Memphis 6 - Thumb Tailgater Sports - Memphis eliminated from the postseason. But Brown City goes to 7-2 on the season into the playoffs!
Unionville-Sebewaing 33, Harbor Beach 22- WLEW Cruise 102.1fm
Elkton-Pigeon- Bay Port Lakers  22, Sandusky 0 - Both teams are in playoffs. Rematch?

Caro 46, @ Cass City 20 - WIDL 92.1fm
Deckerville 44, vs Lincoln Alcona  22 - D'ville should get in at (5-4)
Au-Gres Sims 21, vs North Huron 7
Vassar 48, vs Frankenmuth 22 - Vulcans in with win for playoffs!

Mt.Morris 14, vs Reese 6 - Not the way the Rockets want to end season, but they are in postseason.
Ubly 51, @  Bad Axe 12 - Ubly, undefeated 2nd straight season, and 23 straight regular season wins!
Carrollton 49, @ Bay City All Saints 0
Marlette 17, @ Peck 6
Mayville 20  @ Kingston 6 - Goldie Hawn inspires the Wildcats to first win of season!
Morrice  22, @ Dryden 14 - Dryden can't needed win for the post season.
Croswell 27, @ Lake Fenton 22 - BWAC Champs Pioneers win on a high note and head to playoffs.
North Branch 21, @ Yale 20 (o.t.) - Broncos get must win to get in...playoffs!
Capac 27, vs Loyola High School  8 - Capac wins to make postseason.

Onsted 20, Almont 0 - Almont loses to good team and gets ousted from playoffs.

Richmond 26, Macomb Lutheran North 20 (1 O.T.) - Broncos get big win to make playoffs.

Twining Arenac Eastern 70, Akron-Fairgrove 18

8 Man Football League
Carsonville-Port Sanilac @ Waldron

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

WEEK 9 - H.S. Football Thumb Area Schedule

WEEK 9 - End Of The Regular Season

Brown City 44, vs Memphis 6 - Thumb Tailgater Sports
Unionville-Sebewaing 33, Harbor Beach 22- WLEW Cruise 102.1fm
Elkton-Pigeon- Bay Port Lakers  22, Sandusky 0

Caro 41, @ Cass City 7 - WIDL 92.1fm
Deckerville vs Lincoln Alcona
Kinde-North Huron @ Au-Gres Sims
Vassar vs Frankenmuth
Reese @ Mt.Morris
Ubly 51, @  Ubly 12 
Bay City All Saints VS Carrolton
Peck vs Marlette
Mayville @ Kingston
Dryden vs Morrice
Croswell @ Lake Fenton
Yale vs North Branch
Capac vs Loyola High School

8 Man Football League
Carsonville-Port Sanilac @ Waldron
Akron-Fairgrove @ Twining Arenac Eastern

WEEK 9 Edition - Tailgaters Show

The Week 9 Edition of the Thumb Tailgaters Show is ready for your listening at the right hand column. Part 1 is done and Part 2 will be posted soon later Thursday. This show is special as we had a visitor stop by - Sports writer Chad Wingert, of the Tuscola County Advertiser.
The Tailgaters Show segment with WLEW Sports Radio Play By Play Man Rick Glaza will be on the live internet cast pre-game show along with Week 9 picks from the Sports Writers, Paul Adams, Chris Ogryski & Chad Wingert. It is also posted on the right column as "Part 3".

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sunday Selection Show - WLEW Cruise 102.1FM

WLEW Radio, Cruise 102.1 FM, has been very gracious to allow me to do a special sports presentation this Sunday evening. After the 6:30pm news, Thumb Tailgater Sports Guy, Eddie Fury, will host a Sunday Selection Show, where the playoff team pairings are announced. WLEW Sports Play by Play man, Rick Glaza will also be on the show, along with Thumb Tailgater Originals - Paul Adams & Chris Ogryski. The show is this Sunday, Oct.25, after the 6:30pm news, on the station that "Rocks The Docks, And Shakes The Lakes", WLEW Crusie 102.1 FM! Tune in!!! Especially for those who do not have Detroit Fox Sports channel.

Week 9 - Game Of The Night

The game of the night for Week 9 will be Memphis @ Brown City. I hope to start the pre-game show a half hour early at 5:30pm. Rick Glaza will of course open the show with me, and Sports Writers Paul Adams-Huron Daily Tribune, and Editor Chris Ogryski - Huron County Press will both on to. It is Week 9 folks! The final regular season game!
This Thumb Tailgater Sports game of the night has major implications for both teams. Memphis needs to win to get in the playoffs. Brown City wants to win to hope for a home playoff game for at least one game this season.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thumb Area H.S. Football Standings

Greater Thumb West Standings
School / Team                        League         Overall

Reese Rockets                             5-1              7-1
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers   5-1              6-2
Vassar Vulcans                            5-1              5-3
Cass City Red Hawks                  2-4             3-5
Bay City All Saints Cougars         2-5             3-5
Bad Axe Hatchets                        1-5             3-5
Unionville-Sebewaing Patriots      1-5             1-7

Greater Thumb East Standings
School / Team                    League          Overall

Ubly Bearcats                       6-0                8-0
Sandusky Redskins               4-2                6-2
Brown City Greendevils        4-2                6-2
Deckerville Eagles                 3-3               4-4
Marlette Red Raiders            3-3                4-4
Harbor Beach Pirates            1-5                1-7
Mayville Wildcats                  0-6                0-8

North Central Thumb League
School / Team                       League          Overall

Memphis Yellowjackets            4-0                  5-3
Peck Pirates                             2-2                  4-4
Dryden Cardinals                     2-2                   5-3
Kinde-North Huron Warriors   2-2                  4-4
Kingston Cardinals                   0-4                  1-7

Blue Water Area Conference
School / Team                         League         Overall

Croswell-Lexington Pioneers     6-1               6-2
Almont Raiders                         4-3               5-3
Capac Chiefs                            5-2               5-3
Yale Bulldogs                           5-2               6-2
Richmond Blue Devils               5-2               5-3
Algonac Muskrats                     2-5               2-6
Armada Tigers                          1-6               2-6
Imaly City Spartans                   0-7               0-8

Tri-Valley East Conference   
School / Team                        League          Overall

Essexville-Garber Dukes          6-0                7-1
Millington Cardinals                 5-1                7-1
North Branch Broncos             4-2               5-3
Frankenmuth Eagles                2-4                3-5
Caro Tigers                             2-4               4-4
Birch Run Panthers                  2-4               4-4
Bridgeport Bearcats                 0-6              0-8

Mid-Michigan 8 Man Football
School / Team                          League           Overall
Ann Arbor Washentaw                3-0                7-0
Akron-Fairgrove Vikings             3-1                5-3
Owendale-Gagetown Bulldogs     2-2               4-4
Carsonville-Port Sanilac Tigers     1-3               2-6
Flint Michigan School For Deaf TarTars   0-3        0-4

Saturday, October 17, 2009

National High School Football Show

Tune in to our streaming host - EZ Stream, for their National High School Broadcast Network's "Coast To Coast  Scoreboard Show", that gets scores from across the nation in the U.S.A. - Thumb Tailgater Sports has now joined this network to represent the Thumb Area teams we cover. This would not be possible without our little network of the media in the thumb area. The Friday evening edition of the show is up. Thumb Tailgater Sports will be on the Saturday morning show with our audio game recap, hopefully with all the Thumb area scores we sent them.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Week 8 Final Score HS Football

Sandusky 37,  @  Bay City All Saints  6 - Sandusky secures playoff spot.
Ubly 56, @  Deckerville 36 - Ubly 8-0, 22 straight regular season wins!
Reese  43, vs USA  18 - Rockets keep share of Greater Thumb West Title

EPBP Lakers 44,  @ Bad Axe 12 - Lakers secure playoff bid

Vassar  35, @ Cass City  3 - Vulcans grab share of GTW Title
Harbor Beach 44,  @  Mayville  12 - Pirates get first win of season.
Brown City 41, vs  Marlette 15 - Brown City in the playoffs!
Memphis 13, vs  Peck  7 - Memphis wins NCTL. Leaves NCTL after this year.., needs one more win to get into playoffs
Southfield Christian High  35,  Dryden  15 - Dryden need to win in Week 9 to get in playoffs.
Whittemore Prescott 41,  @ North Huron 19
Kingston 35, Warren Conner Creek 34 (OT)
Yale  14,  Cros-Lex  13 - Bulldogs upset BWAC Champs & clinch playoff spot!

Richmond 30,  Imaly City  6 - Richmond needs win in week 9 for playoffs
Capac 41,  Almont  40
**There now could be FIVE teams from the BWAC to get in the playoffs!

Millington 40, @ North Branch  8
Birch Run  52,  Frankenmuth  18
Essexville-Garber  56, vs  Bridgeport - Garber sole Champions of Tri-Valley East
Caro 48, @ Tawas City 28

Posen @ Owen-Gage (Saturday - 2pm @ Caseville)
Akron-Fairgrove  14, vs Carsonville-Port Sanilac  6

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Week 8 H.S. Football - Thumb Area Schedule

Sandusky @ Bay CIty All Saints - Thumb Tailgater Sports
Ubly @ Deckerville - WLEW Cruise 102.1fm, Huron County Press-Chris Ogryski; Huron Daily Tribune - Mike Bogan
Reese vs USA - 92.1 FM WIDL FM
EPBP Lakers @ Bad Axe- Huron Daily Tribune, Paul Adams
Cass City vs Vassar
Harbor Beach @ Mayville
Brown City vs Marlette
Memphis vs Peck - NCTL Title up for grabs!
Dryden vs Southfield Christian High
North Huron vs Whittemore Prescott
Warren Conner Creek Academy West @ Kingston (Saturday at Noon)
Croswell-Lexington @ Yale - WTGV 97.7fm
North Branch vs Millington
Frankenmuth @ Birch Run
Essexville-Garber vs Bridgeport
Caro @ Tawas City

Posen @ Owen-Gage (Saturday - 2pm @ Caseville)
Akron-Fairgrove vs Carsonville-Port Sanilac

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Week 8 Edition - Thumb Tailgaters Show

The Week 8 Edition of the Thumb Tailgaters Show went over 3 hours long! There was much discussed about Week 8 implications. It is a lot to digest, but very informative insightful things that were said with Huron Daily Tribune Sports Writer Paul Admas & Editor Chris Ogryski of the Huron County Press. The show will be posted in three parts, the rest of the show which is our picks of the week will be posted during the live internet cast this Friday night during the live pre-game show starting at 6pm. That will also feature segments of the podcast, and also have the exclusive special guest interview with WLEW Sports Guy - Rick Glaza.
Listen to the Week 8 Edition at the right column of the blog.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

H.S. Football Thumb Area Standings

Greater Thumb West Standings
School / Team                        League         Overall

Reese Rockets                            4-1              6-1
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers   4-1             5-2
Vassar Vulcans                            4-1             4-3
Cass City Red Hawks                  2-3             3-4
Bay City All Saints Cougars          2-4            3-4
Bad Axe Hatchets                        1-4            3-4
Unionville-Sebewaing Patriots      1-4            1-6

Greater Thumb East Standings
School / Team                    League          Overall

Ubly Bearcats                       5-0                7-0
Sandusky Redskins               4-2                5-2
Brown City Greendevils        3-2                5-2
Deckerville Eagles                 3-2               4-3
Marlette Red Raiders            3-2                4-3
Harbor Beach Pirates            0-5                0-7
Mayville Wildcats                  0-5                0-7

North Central Thumb League
School / Team                       League          Overall

Memphis Yellowjackets          3-0               4-3
Peck Pirates                           2-1               4-3
Dryden Cardinals                   2-2                5-2
Kinde-North Huron Warriors 2-2                4-3
Kingston Cardinals                 0-4                0-7

Blue Water Area Conference
School / Team                         League         Overall

Croswell-Lexington Pioneers     6-0               6-1
Almont Raiders                         4-2               5-2
Capac Chiefs                            4-2               4-3
Yale Bulldogs                            4-2               5-2
Richmond Blue Devils                4-2               4-3
Algonac Muskrats                     1-5               1-6
Armada Tigers                          1-5               2-5
Imaly City Spartans                   0-6               0-7

Tri-Valley East Conference   
School / Team                        League          Overall

Essexville-Garber Dukes          5-0                6-1
Millington Cardinals                 4-1                6-1
North Branch Broncos             4-1               5-2
Frankenmuth Eagles                2-3                3-4
Caro Tigers                             2-4               3-4
Birch Run Panthers                  1-4               3-4
Bridgeport Bearcats                 0-5              0-7

Mid-Michigan 8 Man Football
School / Team                          League           Overall
Ann Arbor Washentaw                3-0                6-0
Akron-Fairgrove Vikings             3-1                4-3
Owendale-Gagetown Bulldogs     2-2               3-4
Carsonville-Port Sanilac Tigers     1-3               2-5
Flint Michigan School For Deaf TarTars  0-3        0-4

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coverage Change Of Plans...

Thumb Tailgater Sports will now be doing the Sandusky @ Bay City All Saints game; the Redskins need a win to secure a playoff spot, while the Cougars would love to play spoiler! We were ready to do the Cros-Lex @ Yale game, but the Sandusky radio station has decided to do that one. 
Thumb Tailgater then hope to get the Brown City vs Memphis contest in Week 9 to wrap up our regular season. We think this will work positively for us, and have yet covered a Sandusky, Memphis or Brown City game; all teams have the strong possibility to enter the post season.
Our friends at WLEW Radio, Cruise 102.1fm will be broadcasting the Ubly @ Deckerville game.
92.1 FM WIDL is covering the "Sugar Bowl", Reese vs Unionville-Sebewaing game.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Deckerville Eagles - NCTL Bound!

Deckerville was voted into the North Central Thumb League by a 9-0 vote, and was officially announced at the Greater Thumb Conference Monthly Athletic Director meeting on October 7, 2009. Deckerville will play in the NCTL starting with the 2010 - 2011 school year. The Greater Thumb Conference also recieved an application from Memphis High School to join the GTC.
No vote was taken on another school joining the GTC league, and the issue was tabled until next month's meeting. Most likely, a committee will be formed to search for another school to fill Deckerville's spot in the league. More information will follow as it unfolds.

Thumb Tailgater Sports Week 7 & 8 Notes

Can you believe that we are only three weeks away from the playoffs?!? Wow, this season has went by, but it is far from over for some Thumb Area teams.

In the Greater Thumb East, Brown City, Deckerville, Sandusky & Marlette are all fighting for playoff survival!
With the Greater Thumb West, the road has gotten a little bumpy for the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers to get to the postseason. Lakers need just one more win to get in the playoffs. Vassar is also battling to bust their way into the playoffs. Reese got in by beating Lakers in Week 7, and causing a current three way for the GTW Title!

The North Central Thumb League the on the line for the Memphis Yellowjackets. They will take on the feisty Peck Pirates; both teams are 4-3 overall, so this is an important game for the schools to try to win out and make it in to the playoffs. Peck would also like a share of the NCTL Title as Memphis could leave with the outright championship and the league after this year. Dryden needs just one win as their record is at 5-2 and the North Huron Warriors are clinging to post season hopes also with their record at 4-3.

In the Blue Water Area Conference, four teams have the major case to make it to the playoffs! That's how competitive it is in that Class B league. Richmond, Capac, Yale, and Almont will battling it out this week in their league games with each other. Croswell-Lexington is at Yale this week; this game has lost a little luster as it could have been for the outright title for the Pioneers. But thanks to the Capac Chiefs victory who edged the Yale Bulldogs in Week 7- 14-13, the Pioneers can now breathe a little easier as they clinch a playoff spot and the BWAC Title. However Cros-Lex can't take it easy with Yale who will be coming into this game and take another bite towards the postseason! Croswell-Lexington by the way, is ranked #2 this week in the Tuscola County Sports Blog, Thumb Power Poll.

The Tri-Valley East League has a couple "slobber knockers", as Essexville-Garber & Millington have clinched their playoff spots. North Branch is on the cusp, needing one more win - but it is against 2nd place Millington Cardinals! And if the 3rd place North Branch Broncos don't get that win over Millington, they will have to contend with BWAC league opponent Yale Bulldogs in Week 9! Garber could win the outright Tri-Valley East title with a victory over Bridgeport this Friday night.

Huron Daily Tribune Sports Writer Paul Adams & Huron County Press Editor Chris Ogryski will be back for the Week 8 Edition of the Thumb Tailgater Sports Show. Our schedules were overloaded in Week 7 so that is why they were absent from this past week. That show will be ready to be posted very late Wednesday or the early hours of Thursday. Portions of the show will make it on our Live Stream Audio Cast on Friday night.
WLEW Sports Guy - Rick Glaza will also be my special guest once again this week also and that show will be ready also by Thursday, either on this blog or at our website -

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thumb Tailgater Makes Debut On National Online Show

Thumb Tailgater Sports have debut on the EZ Stream National High Network Broadcast "Coast To Coast Show". We actually led in the beginning of the Friday night show, and sent in an audio that we hoped worked okay for the Saturday morning & night show
Check out if you have time on EZ Stream. They are our internet streaming audio host. They have been outstanding in our streaming support answering all of our questions...especially the stupid ones.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Week 7 Final Scores

Reese 33,  Lakers 7 - (Reese, Lakers, Vassar all tied for GTW Title)
Ubly 44 vs Brown City 8 - Ubly wins the GTE Title, 7-0, 21 straight regular season wins!
Vassar 24,  USA  21 - Vassar comes back to win!
Deckerville 38, @ Marlette  0 - Deckerville, fighting to survive for postseason!
Croswell-Lexington 54 vs Richmond 6 - Cros-Lex Pioneers win the BWAC TITLE!!

North Huron 33,  Kingston  14 WLEW Cruise 102.1FM, Bad Axe, MI
Bay City All Saints 42 @ Cass City 35 (C.C. Homecoming)
Bad Axe 44 vs Mayville 14  - Homecoming inspires Hatchets for 3rd win of season!
Sandusky 44, vs  Harbor Beach 6  - Redskins continue to roll! 1 win away from clinching playoff spot!
Peck 14, Twining Areanac Eastern  8 - Peck wants share of title @ Memphis in Week 8!
Memphis  54, @  Detroit Consortium 0 - SAT. OCT.10 - 1pm

Dryden 28, Hale  6 
Millington 24 vs Caro 22  - 92.1FM WIDL, CARO, MI
Akron-Fairgrove 50 vs Owen-Gage 44
Essexville-Garber 41, Frankenmuth  21 (Garber clinches share of Tri-Valley East)

Carsonville-Port Sanilac 12, vs  Ann Arbor East Washentaw 16

Capac 14 vs Yale 13 - Capac upsets Yale! Capac takes Yale out of the BWAC title, getting ready to host Croswell-Lexington in Week 8!

Mio 60,  Au Gres-Sims  6  (North Huron takes on Au Gres-Sims in Week 9)

Whittemore-Prescott 34,  Lincoln Alcona  20 - (North Huron faces Prescott in Week 8, while Deckerville takes on Alcona in Week 9)

*Thumb Tailgater Sports have debut on the EZ Stream National High Network Broadcast "Coast To Coast Show". We actually led in the beginning of the Friday night show, and sent in an audio that we hoped worked okay for the Saturday morning & night show. Check out if you have time on EZ Stream. They are our internet streaming audio host. They have been outstanding in our streaming support answering all of our questions...especially the stupid ones.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Week 7 Game Internet Cast Link

Week 7 Edition - Thumb Tailgater Show

The Thumb Tailgater Sports Pre-game show will be running live at our game Friday at Laker High School. However I was able to catch WLEW Radio Sports Play by Play Man, Rick Glaza for our weekly segment. You can listen to our discussion now (located at the right column of the blog), or tune in live on our game on Friday night, coverage starting at 6pm for the pre-game show. It will be the opening segment of the big game between the Reese Rockets @ Elkton-Pigeon Bay Port Lakers.
Thumb Tailgater will also have updates coming from the Ubly vs Brown City game throughout the whole night also from Huron Daily Tribune Sportswriter Paul Adams, and from Editor Chris Ogryski.

Week 7: H.S. Football Schedule

Thumb Tailgater Sports H.S. Football Schedule - GTC, NCTL & More

REESE @ EPBP LAKERS - Thumb Tailgater Sports Game Of The Night
Ubly vs Brown City - 97.7FM WTGV ; Huron Daily Tribune; Huron County Press
USA VS Vassar
Deckerville @ Marlette (Homecoming)
Croswell-Lexington vs Richmond
Kingston @ North Huron - WLEW Cruise 102.1FM, Bad Axe, MI
Bay City All Saints @ Cass City  (C.C. Homecoming)
Bad Axe vs Mayville  (Homecoming Bad Axe)
Sandusky vs Harbor Beach  (Sandusky Homecoming)
Twining Arenac Eastern @ Peck
Memphis @ Detroit Consortium  - SAT. OCT.10 - 1pm

Dryden @ Hale 
Caro  @  Millington  - 92.1FM WIDL, CARO, MI
Akron-Fairgrove vs Owen-Gage
Carsonville-Port Sanilac vs Ann Arbor East Washentaw Multi-Cultural

Unbelievable! What A Finish...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Clash Of The Champions : Week 7

I have coined Week 7 as Championship Week....why? Because both the Greater Thumb West & East Titles are up for grabs!
The Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers and the Reese Rockets will battle on the gridiron in Championship Week 7. That will also be the Game Of The Week on Thumb Tailgater Sports! Coverage starts at 6pm live on streaming internet audio. We hope to have some head coach interviews with our usual pre-game show. The Rockets are fighting for a share of the Greater Thumb "Wild" West Title. Lakers want it outright as they continue to flood the west by beating the BCAS Cougars and hope to douse the flames of the refueled Reese Rockets who got back into orbit by ripping Cass City in Week 6. Tune in on Friday night on Thumb Tailgater Sports for this titanic showdown!
Brown City's shocking loss to Sandusky sets them up to control their own destiny for the Greater Thumb East Title. The Greendevils will try to do what many in the Thumb area think cannot be done...beat Ubly. If Brown City does that they can get a share of the GTE title.
Ubly has already accomplished one goal; secure a playoff berth; Goal 2 - take each game one at a time and the rest of the goals fall into place; Goal 3 - GTE Title; Goal 4 - secure home field advantage during majority of playoffs; Goal 5 - Win State Title.
Talking to Ubly Head Coach Bill Sweeney a few times already he takes each game one game at a time and every mistake that a player commits, he makes sure that situation is taken care of. I ran into a Ubly player who got called for a penalty and got really hot headed about it. The player said if it wasn't for Coach Sweeney's calm but commanding deameanor, the situation could have escalated. The Bearcat player told me that help get his head back into the game and ensued the thrashing of the Vassar football team on Friday night. This team still believes in this system and has all the tools to go to Ford Field again. Will they have a rematch with Travis City Saint Francis? Like Coach Sweeney game at a time.

Friday, October 2, 2009

WEEK 6 H.S. Football - GTC & NCTL & More...

Deckerville vs Mayville - Thumb Tailgater Sports Game Of The Night
Deckerville  50,  Mayville 6
Bad Axe  22 @  USA 34 - WLEW Cruise 102.1FM - Rick Glaza & Jason Partick, Huron Daily Tribune - "Grandmaster" Mike Bogan
Vassar 14  vs  Ubly  40  - Huron County Press

Memphis 41  vs  Dryden 0  NCTL Champions Memphis Yellowjackets!
Bay City All Saints 8  vs  EPBP Lakers  31 (the showdown is set! for week 7)
Brown City  13 vs  Sandusky  16 WBGV 92.5FM - Huge Upset

Cass City 7  @  Reese 42  (Reese Homecoming)
Harbor Beach  20  vs  Marlette  22
Peck  38  @  Kingston  14  (Saturday, Oct.2nd)
Kinde-North Huron 12  vs  Mio  34Huron Daily Tribune - Paul Adams
Croswell-Lexington 25 @  Armada 0
Essexville-Garber 35  @ Caro  0 - 92.1 FM WIDL

Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 8 vs Akron-Fairgrove 46
Owendale-Gagetown  68,  Flint Michigan School For The Deaf  20 - Mlive Recap