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Posted on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 7 p.m.

Pioneer, Ypsilanti and Manchester end regular season with win; 9 other county schools lose

By Staff


Pioneer fans had plenty to cheer about during a 20-0 win over Livonia Franklin on Friday night, but that was not a common theme for Washtenaw County teams.

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Washtenaw County football teams went 3-9 on the final Friday night of the regular season.

Pioneer and Manchester, both MHSAA playoff qualifiers, won postseason tuneups and now await their playoff opponent. Matchups will be announced Sunday night.

Ypsilanti also ended its season on a high note, beating Detroit Community 50-0.

Nine other county teams weren't as fortunate. Father Gabriel Richard wraps up the county's regular season with a Prep Bowl game at Ford Field on Saturday.

Here's a compilation of our coverage of the 12 Friday night games (links will be updated as information is available):

Pioneer 20, Livonia Franklin 0: Drake Johnson rushed for three scores and the defense did the rest as the Pioneers won their seventh straight. (Story | Photo Gallery)

Dearborn 30, Skyline 27: Eagles lose on field goal as time expires. (Story)

Flint Carman-Ainsworth 38, Huron 7: River Rats cap off worst season since 1973. (Story)

Hartland 14, Lincoln 13: Lincoln goes for two and the win, gets none...and a loss. (Story)

Ypsilanti 50, Detroit Community 0: Austin Sanders switches to quarterback, leads Phoenix to second win of season. (Story)

Novi 42, Saline 21: Hornets' outside chance of making the playoffs eliminated. (Story)

Haslett 24, Chelsea 13: Bulldogs unable to fight back from 24-0 deficit. (Story)

Pinckney 37, Dexter 14: Three interceptions and three fumbles doom the Dreadnaughts. (Story)

Ida 21, Willow Run 20: Flyers' second half comeback falls just short. (Story)

Manchester 26, Hillsdale 13: Flying Dutchmen almost guaranteed a home playoff game after improving to 8-1. (Story | Photo Gallery)

Petersburg-Summerfield 35, Whitmore Lake 12: Trojans finish 1-6 in Tri-County Conference play. (Story)

South Lyon East 24, Milan 7: Big Reds finish season 1-8. (Story)


DISTRICTS ROUNDUP: Pioneer wins, Dexter advances, Ypsilanti delayed, Chelsea eliminated in soccer districts. (Story)