Several Division 2 teams are poised to finish the regular season ranked in the statewide polls.
Fruitport finishes the season ranked No. 7 in Division 2 with a 12-1-3 record. The Trojans compete tonight against top Division 3 ranked Holland Christian in the O-K Blue conference tournament.
Spring Lake will enter post-season play ranked No. 9 in Division 2 with an 11-2-3 record. The Lakers stung rival Fruitport last week with a 3-1 win, handing the Trojans their first loss of the season.
Another strong team in Division 2 is Ludington, which finishes the season ranked No. 15 with a 14-2-1 record. The Orioles jumped out of the gate this season with an impressive 11-0 start.
This year’s boys soccer tourney is spread out across two weeks of action, with the finals culminating on Saturday, November 6 at several locations and times to be determined once the state semifinal games have been completed.
One Muskegon area team has won a soccer state title in the past 10 years, Western Michigan Christian with Division 4 title two seasons ago.
Several area teams have reached the finals in the past 10 years for runner-up finishes. Grand Haven in Division 1 in 2011, Spring Lake in Division 2 in both 2011 and 2013, Ludington in Division 3 in 2017, WM Christian in Division 4 in 2011 and Muskegon Catholic in Division 4 in 2016.
The following is the opening round for the first week of the boys soccer district tournament:
Mona Shores at Grand Haven 5 p.m.
Muskegon at Spring Lake 6 p.m.
Ludington at Reeths-Puffer 6 p.m.
Fremont at Whitehall 6:30 p.m.
Manistee at Montague 5 p.m.
Reed City at Hart 5 p.m.
Tri-County at Kent City 6 p.m.
Grant at Orchard View 4:30 p.m.
Comstock Park at Newaygo 4:30 p.m.
Pentwater at Muskegon Catholic Central 5:30 p.m.
GR NorthPointe Christian at Fruitport Calvary Christian 5 p.m.
Wyoming Tri-unity Christian at Western Michigan Christian 7 p.m.