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PENTWATER — Pentwater grad and Davenport University freshman Austin Hofmann didn’t play football, at least in games, in the 2019 season. That was by design, he said, but he’s hoping that’ll be the last year for a while that doesn’t see him in competitive action.

SHELBY — Hesperia closed out the season the way every team wants Friday night against county foe Shelby, scoring the final 38 points of the game to defeat the Tigers 44-7.

Week eight has arrived, and with it the hardest-hitting and most emotional game of the year in Oceana County — the Hart/Shelby game.

Another week passed without Oceana football teams being able to come up with a win last Friday, and with some imposing matchups coming, week seven isn’t looking promising either. However, the pageantry of homecoming is on its way to Shelby and Hesperia, so perhaps those teams can bring a lit…

Neither Hart nor Shelby had a fun time on the football field Friday, and all they can do is keep working as the season moves past the halfway point this week. Hesperia, meanwhile, hopes the week off White Cloud’s forfeit afforded it pays off this week with a trip to Lakeview for a key confer…

Oceana football season got off to a thrilling start in week one when Hart came out on top in a double-overtime classic against Holton. However, week two was not so kind to the local squads. They’ll try to bounce back this week.