Friday, 10/27/17 - 7:00 PM
Al Stockman Stadium
Stevensville, MI
Radio (SJ): 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports
Radio (LKS): 97.5 Y Country

St. Joseph Bears
7-2 (3-1 SMAC West)
All Time Series
Lakeshore leads 31-29
Last Game:
2016 - PC 24, SJ 14 (at St. Joe)
Lakeshore Lancers
8-1 (4-0 SMAC West)

Gandalf Church
7th season

Head Coaches
Bryan Keim
4th season

( - Lakeshore round 2, in round 1

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For the 9th time, the Bears and Lancers will meet in the playoffs after already meeting in the regular season.  St. Joe and Lakeshore played back in week 4 at Dickinson Stadium with Lakeshore coming away with a 14-6 win.  Lakeshore leads the all time series 31-29, the Lancers are 5-3 in the playoffs against St. Joe. 

The Bears not only closed out the regular season with a win, they closed out Portage’s McCamley Field with a win.  St. Joseph knocked off Portage Central 17-14 in the final game at McCamley Field.  Ryan Haynes ran for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns, the second of which was the game winning score.  Haynes finished the regular season with 1,290 net yards, which makes him the new St. Joseph High School single season rushing leader by a single yard over Jamaal Jackson in 2009.    It was the 9th game in which St. Joe scored first and also the 9th time the Bears held an opponent to under 20 points. 

Lakeshore won the SMAC West Division title for the first time since 2014 after a 35-14 win over Niles.  Tyler Hill ran for a pair of touchdowns for the Lancers, who also got rushing touchdowns from Kearri Myrick and Korbin Rolling.   Lancer QB Joel Brawley threw for 160 yards on 13 of 18 passing and a touchdown to Damien King.  Lakeshore improves to 24-2 all time against Niles and undefeated vs. the Vikings in the games played in Stevensville, at the current or former Lakeshore stadiums.  

Midwest Family Radio Sports is once again the home of St. Joseph Bears football, with 95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports, serving as the flagship for St. Joe football in their 20th straight season. Midwest Family Radio Sports provides weekly coverage of St. Joseph, Lakeshore, Benton Harbor, and South Haven football contests. Now in their 27th season, Phil McDonald (Play-By-Play) and Bret Witkowski (Color) will be calling the game. The broadcast is also available worldwide at You can also get the live stats online at The newspaper recap will be in the Herald Palladium and at