Friday Night Football: Oct. 18 … Playoffs spots for BD and WHS

Colin Lake carries the ball and runs for Whiteford as they defeated Madison Oct. 18 to earn a spot in the playoffs. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc./Chad Hutchinson

The Britton Deerfield Patriots socked it to the Morenci Bulldogs Oct. 18 to win their berth in the MHSAA football playoffs for the third year in a row. The Bulldogs were also in a must-win situation for a playoff berth. Copyright 2013, River Raisin Publications, Inc.,/Melissa Burnor

Big wins from local teams Britton Deerfield, Blissfield and Whiteford Friday night guaranteed both the BD Patriots and WHS Bobcats berths in the 2013 high school football playoffs.

BD stymied the Morenci Bulldogs, who were also hungry for a playoff bid, 56-21, securing the Patriots’ playoff bid for 2013.

Whiteford also turned in big numbers, with a 42-6 victory over Madison, to assure the Bobcats a playoff appearance.

Though Blissfield blanked Onsted 41-0, this will be the first time the Royals haven’t made the playoffs in several years. However, BHS has logged back-to-back wins the last two weeks and won three out of their last four games.

There is one more week in the regular season for area teams.

For the complete stories on all these games, please pick up an Oct. 23, 2013, edition of The Advance.