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Week 8 Grand Rapids Area High School Football Roundup

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For high school teams across the state, the last week of regular season football is upon us before selection Sunday on October 22nd, and teams are all jockeying for playoff seeding or spots in the final field of 288 teams. Grand Rapids is one of those places where much of the action is taking place, with the region playing host to 12 teams in the MaxPreps Michigan top 25, including top ranked Rockford. Both 23rd ranked Portland and 25th ranked Mona Shores are new additions to the top 25 this week, having jumped up the rankings 12 and 19 spots, respectively, following big week 8 wins. Scores for the slate of games from week 8 are below. 

#1 Rockford 34, #18 Grandville 13

#7 West Catholic 49, Hamilton 0 

#8 Forest Hills Central 45, Northview 0 

#10 Catholic Central 21, South Christian 12 

#12 Muskegon 51, Union 6 

#13 Byron Center 9, East Grand Rapids 0 

#15 Utica Eisenhower 34, Utica 7 

#17 Whitehall 56, Fremont 0 

#19 Caledonia 21, East Kentwood 0 

#23 Portland 41, Sexton 0 

#25 Mona Shores 14, Zeeland West 6

Livestock waste making ‘Pure Michigan’ waters not so pure

Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams but a new report shows some waters are being contaminated by livestock waste from concentrated animal feeding operations.