Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Big Reds fought off a challenging Portage Central football team on Saturday to advance to the Division 2 state finals at Ford Field in Detroit.

Muskegon’s athletic office has announced tickets for Friday’s state final rematch with Birmingham Brother Rice will be on sale both Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be purchased out of the athletic department office.

For those who braved the bitterly cold weather on Saturday and those who did not, highlights from the instant classic are below. Muskegon came out on top 41-35.