Muskegon Catholic to create co-op football program with WMC, move to Division 6

Josh VanDyke • May 2, 2018 at 11:54 PM

Muskegon Catholic Central and Western Michigan Christian high schools will join forces on the gridiron in hopes of creating a co-op football program that will allow both schools to stay in the current 11-player league and avoid being relegated to the eight-player league.

In an MHSAA executive board meeting on April 26 in East Lansing, the executive committee approved a cooperative program in 11-player varsity football, with a tentative junior varsity program depending on participation numbers.

The combined enrollment for Muskegon Catholic Central and Western Michigan Christian is 402 students, which would push the co-op football team to Division 6.

Muskegon Catholic Central sponsored football previously at the Division 8 level, while Western Michigan Christian was in a cooperative program with North Muskegon that has since been dissolved. Muskegon Catholic Central will be the primary school in the co-op program, and support from the Lakes Eight Activities Conference was submitted during the application process.

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