MHSAA Division 3 District Semifinals

Friday, 11/1/19 - 7:00 PM
Leo Hoffman Field
Edwardsburg, MI
Radio (SJ): 106.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Radio (EDW):

St. Joseph Bears
6-3 (4-1) SMAC West
All Time Series
St. Joseph leads 1-0
Last Game:
2015: St. Joe 40, Edwardsburg 28 (at SJ)
Edwardsburg Eddies
9-0 (9-0 Wolverine)

Andrew Pratley
1st season

Head Coaches

Kevin Bartz
20th season

( - The Bears face Edwardsburg in the opening round of the 2019 playoffs

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The 2019 MHSAA Playoffs open with St. Joe traveling to Edwardsburg. The two teams have met once previously in the playoffs. It came almost exactly 4 years ago on November 6, 2015 at Dickinson Stadium in St. Joe when the Bears defeated Edwardsburg 40-28 in the District Championship game.

The Bears final comeback drive fell short as an interception with 35 seconds left ended the attempt as St. Joe fell at Portage Northern 27-21 as the Huskies won the SMAC West Division Crown. Jeremiah Sterling ran for 122 yard and a pair of touchdowns, while Andy Blomgren threw a touchdown pass to Griffin Shinrock, who had 98 yards receiving. Konner LaVanway led the Bears defense with a team high 17 tackles The Bears also had 15 tackles for loss and made a pair of interceptions

Edwardsburg completed a perfect 9-0 regular season and winning the Wolverine Conference with a 44-14 win at Paw Paw, who also came into the game undefeated. Dillion Hursh led the Eddies ground attack with 131 yards and a touchdown. Mac Gaideski had a pair of touchdowns. Edwardsburg also got single touchdowns from Connor Nelson, Logan McColley, and Cayden Calhoun.

Midwest Family Radio Sports is once again the home of St. Joseph Bears football, with 106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports, serving as the flagship for St. Joe football in their 22nd straight season. Midwest Family Radio Sports provides weekly coverage of St. Joseph, Lakeshore, Benton Harbor, and South Haven football contests. Now in their 28th season, Phil McDonald (Play-By-Play) and Bret Witkowski (Color) will be calling the game. The broadcast is also available worldwide at The newspaper recap will be in the Herald Palladium and at

SMAC Playoff Games

Portage Central at Portage Northern
Mattawan at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central
Jackson at Battle Creek Lakeview