Friday, 10/30/20 - 7:00 PM
Steve Upton Field at Dickinson Stadium
Radio (SJ): News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM
Radio (GL): none
Video: NFHS Network

St. Joseph Bears
5-1 (4-1 SMAC)
All Time Series
St. Joseph leads 7-0
Last Game:
10/16/20: SJ 54, GL 14 (@SJ)
Gull Lake Blue Devils
0-6 (0-5 SMAC)

Andrew Pratley
2nd season

Head Coaches

Don Eastman
1st season

( - It's back at home for the playoffs and it's a rematch with Gull Lake

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After not meeting for two years, St. Joe and Gull Lake meet for the 2nd time in two weeks in the opening round of the playoffs. St. Joe won the game two weeks ago over the Blue Devils 54-14 at Dickinson Stadium. The Bears hold a 7-0 lifetime record against the Blue Devils and 2-0 all time in the playoffs. The Bears and Blue Devils first met in postseason play in 2006 at Richland Stadium with the Bears winning 14-0. Three years later they would meet again here at St. Joe with the Bears coming away with the 56-13 win, that game was exactly 11 years ago tonight.

St. Joe concluded the regular season with a 22-14 win at Battle Creek Lakeview. Griffin Shinrock had a pair of touchdowns, the first was a 32 yard pass from Troy Pratley, giving the Bears the lead at 14-7. His second came on a school record 95 yard kickoff return for a touchdown that gave the Bears the lead again at 22-14. Pratley opened the scoring on a 1 yard run in the opening quarter. Brennan Kerns and Malik Immoos each had an interception to end Lakeview’s last two drives.

Eric White accounted for Gull Lake’s only touchdown of the first half., a 1-yard run that cut the Blue Devils deficit to 13-7 at halftime, but Portage Central would add a pair of third quarter touchdowns in the 3rd quarter. Then Silas VanWormer scored on a 32-yard run to provide the final margin of 25-13. The loss drops Gull Lake to 0-6 (0-5 SMAC).

Midwest Family Radio Sports is once again the home of St. Joseph Bears football, with News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM now serving as the flagship for St. Joe football in their 23rd straight season. Midwest Family Radio Sports provides weekly coverage of St. Joseph and Lakeshore football contests. Now in their 29th season, Phil McDonald (Play-By-Play) and Bret Witkowski (Color) will be calling the game. The broadcast is also available worldwide at The newspaper recap will be in the Herald Palladium and at Video of all home contests and select road games are available for a subscription at the NFHS Network.

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