St. Clair, New Haven drop out of Week 6 soccer games – Macomb Daily
Two Macomb Regional Conference football matches are not scheduled for Week 6 due to forfeits.
Cousino lost to St. Clair and New Haven at South Lake for undisclosed reasons.
St. Clair announced the status of its Gold Division game on Wednesday. New Haven’s forfeit in the bronze division was posted on the Michigan High School Athletic Association website.
Cousino was set to face St. Clair’s return to East China Stadium on Friday night.
“We have a band / student council event planned to celebrate our homecoming on Friday,” athletic director Sandy Rutledge said.
A forfeit victory over Cousino would make St. Clair 4-0 in the division and allow the Saints to win a share of the gold championship.
The Saints got another forfeit from Roseville earlier this week after it was determined the Panthers used an ineligible player in their Week 3 win over St. Clair.
Winless New Haven lost to Lamphere in Week 5. The Rams in turn played a MAC crossover against Warren Woods-Tower, who was without an opponent after Eastpointe lost a MAC Gold game against the Titans.
Scoring the Rockets’ forfeit victory would give South Lake a 3-1 record for bronze and a 3-3 overall record.
St. Clair would be 5-1 overall after receiving Cousino’s forfeit without a win.
The MHSAA is using a new formula this year to determine qualifying for the playoffs. Teams now qualify through a points system, not a win-lose record.
Forfeit wins are, for playoff qualification purposes, treated the same as those won on the field, according to Tom Rashid, associate director of the MHSAA.
“They get all the points, including the bonus points and everything, like they’re (defeating) them on the pitch,” Rashid said.