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Bears face Portage Central for Homecoming

09/22/23 - After scoring 27 unanswered points in a 27-21 road win at Battle Creek Lakeview, St. Joe is back at Steve Upton Field at Dickinson Stadium tonight to face an old Big 8 Conference rival Portage Central. Both the Bears and Mustangs come into the game with a 3-1 record and 2-0 in the SMAC. St. Joe won last year's game 13-12 in Portage. Preview the game in Bears Gameday

SMAC Update - 3.4.23

In this edition of the SMAC Update.

  • Lakeview names new head coach
  • BCC head coach adds job as Interim AD, assistant leaves
  • BCC also replacing turf surface.
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Time: 7:00 PM
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Friday, September 22, 2023
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