The D Zone predicts the Escanaba vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central game

Semi-Final #1:

State-ranked #18 Grand Rapids Catholic Central keeps chugging along as they beat Belding 42-3 last week behind another great performance from the state's now leading rusher, Nolan Fugate who rushed for just under 300 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Escanaba offense has heated up a few degrees these past 3 weeks as they'll look to continue their success vs. the defending D4 champions.

Prediction: Grand Rapids Catholic Central 35-14

Explanation: GRCC is a strong team all-around, but it's clear they're rallying around Nolan Fugate, particularly in the Districts. Having a dangerous weapon only frees up the offense to be more balanced.