Listen live online Friday via JoeInsider.com as Schoolcraft hosts Constantine in the 2020 football season opener. This will be the 75th gridiron battle between the two since 1953 with the Falcons holding the all-time advantage 40-34 according to Michigan-Football.com. While the matchup will seem odd due to 2020’s complexity, it is also notable for being the first-ever season opener between the squads.
Additionally, the Eagles and Falcons aren’t division rivals this season after a restructuring of the SAC’s football divisions with the addition of Parchment and the drop of Gobles to the eight-player ranks. Joining Schoolcraft in the Valley division for 2020 are Saugatuck, Galesburg-Augusta, Lawton, and Delton Kellogg. Constantine sits in the Lakeshore division alongside Kalamazoo United, Parchment, Fennville, Watervliet, and Coloma.
Although the Falcons hold the series lead, the Eagles are riding a seven-game win streak with Constantine’s last win coming in the 2015 playoffs. Schoolcraft earned a 27-24 road win when they met last season. The Eagles finished 10-2 in 2019, reaching the regional final for the second consecutive season. The Falcons ended 8-3 with a district final berth. Constantine has finished with a winning record in 28 of the last 30 seasons, while the Eagles have done it 27 times.
You can listen to Friday’s game via the embedded player below with kickoff set for 7 p.m. ET at Schoolcraft’s Roy Davis Field.