Listen live online Friday evening at JoeInsider.com as Kalamazoo Central hosts Loy Norrix for week four of the high school football season. Both teams are looking for their second win of the year after 1-2 starts to 2018.
The Maroon Giants started with a rough 31-3 loss to Mattawan in week one, followed by their first victory against Portage Central since 2011 by a 30-14 final in week two. Last week, Kalamazoo Central dropped a tight contest 14-12 against Flint Powers Catholic. Friday will be their first game within the SMAC East division.
The Knights struggled in their first two games, falling 49-6 at Portage Northern and 43-8 to Holland. Loy Norrix bounced back in week three, taking their SMAC East debut 32-21 against Gull Lake.
Last season, the Knights defeated the Maroon Giants 21-14 in the first win for head coach Terry Farmer. Last year’s win also snapped a 19-game losing streak. Historically, Kalamazoo Central has controlled the rivalry, holding a 39-19 record all-time. More recently, eight of their last ten meetings were decided by a two-touchdown margin or less, with three games decided by only one point.
You can listen live to Friday’s game via the link below. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET with live coverage starting a few minutes prior.
Photos by Chris Carpenter