Friday, 10/21/16 - 7:00 PM
Al Stockman Stadium
Stevensville, MI
Radio (SJ): 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Radio (LKSH): 97.5 Y Country

St. Joseph Bears
6-3 (2-2 SMAC West)
All Time Series
Series Tied 29-29
Last Game:
2015 - SJ 52, GL 6 (@SJ)
Gull Lake Blue Devils
6-3 (2-2 SMAC West)
Gandalf Church
6th season
Head Coaches
Brian Keim
3rd season

( - Bears and Lancers take 2

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St. Joe and Lakeshore meet for the 8th time in the playoffs after meeting in the regular season.  The Lancers won the first meeting this season 31-12 at Lakeshore back in week 4.  Lakeshore’s victory tied the all time series at 29 wins apiece. The series is now only separated by a total of 5 points 1,040-1,035. 

St. Joe finished the regular season at 6-3 with a 24-14 loss to Portage Central at Dickinson Stadium a week ago.   Elliot Ryan had all three touchdown runs for the Mustangs as Central won the West division outright.    St. Joe had a season high four turnovers which led to 14 of the Mustangs points.   Griffin Beaudette was 9 of 22 passing for 109 yards with 1 touchdown and one interception.   Izak Ruddell made a season high 7 receptions for a season high 94 yards and the touchdown.    Senior defender Corey Malone Hatcher made a season high 14 tackles in last week’s loss.

Lakeshore emerged from last week’s grudge match with Niles with a 27-6 win to earn the Lancers 19th consecutive playoff appearance.  Corey Hampton had 210 yards rushing and three touchdowns.  Chris Osborn had Lakeshore’s other rushing touchdown.  The Lancers outgained Niles 355-163 sending Niles to their 6th straight defeat.     Lancer QB Joel Brawley was 3 of 10 passing for 69 yard and two interceptions.   Tonight is the first time Lakeshore has been home since falling to Portage Northern 17-14 on September 30th back in week 6.    

Midwest Family Radio Sports is once again the home of St. Joseph Bears football, with 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports, serving as the flagship for St. Joe football in their 20th straight season. Midwest Family Radio Sports provides weekly coverage of St. Joseph, Lakeshore, Benton Harbor, and South Haven football contests. Now in their 26th season, Phil McDonald (Play-By-Play) and Bret Witkowski (Color) will be calling the game. The broadcast is also available worldwide at You can also get the live stats online at The newspaper recap will be in Saturday Herald Palladium and at