Petoskey fell to Rogers City, 39-20, in a Huron Straits Conference football game. The Northmen matched the Hurons in the first half led by a Tom Riggs 59-yard rushing touchdown and two Jerry Hand 1-yard plunges. Rogers City was too much in the second half. Petoskey coach Jim Fowler started three sophomores on the offensive line, crediting center Frank Trulson for an outstanding game.
— In a Northern Michigan Class C Confernce, Charlevoix won the league title with a 34-0 win over Grayling. John Pearl connected with Frank Curtis for the first score, and ran in the second for the Rayders.
Boyne City fell to Gaylord, 13-12, in an upset as Larry Gunderson would score both the Ramblers touchdowns. Pellston defeated Mancelona, 36-0, as Stan Swiss would run for a 98, 65, and 23 yard touchdowns for the Hornets.
Harbor Springs and East Jordan played to 0-0 tie. Both teams endured a cold and snowy field that was marked with saw dust every ten yards.
— Petoskey St. Francis fell to Rudyard, 27-19, despite a strong second half led by Fred Hoffman, Dick Lauer, and Dave Ranney touchdowns.
— Petoskey lost its bid for an undefeated season with a loss to Michigan-Huron Shores Conference foe St. Ignace, 35-0. The Northmen highlight was a Mike Davies to Dave Kalchik 52-yard pass that moved the ball to the St. Ignace 10 yard line.
— Craig Ream would lead the No. 1 ranked Class D Inland Lakes Bulldogs to a 48-20 win over Gaylord St. Mary. Ream completed seven passes for 182 yards, had two interceptions from his safety position on defense and finished with 15 tackles. Randy August led the defense with 27 tackles, while Steve Sackett had 19.
Harbor Springs earned a Ski Valley Conference win, 42-2, over Pellston as Jeff Bodzick would throw two 25-yard touchdown passes including one to Mike Reeves and the other to Doug Gokee.
— The Inland Lakes girls’ basketball team completed its fourth undefeated season with a win over East Jordan, 44-41. The Bulldogs were led by Nina Maves with 23 points, and Kyla Shepard adding 19.
— The Petoskey High football team took some time off the field and called a Woodcutting Bee for Bill Couture, the father of teammate Troy Goodrich. Couture was seriously injured in a accident earlier in the year, while Goodrich suffered a knee injury during the Northmen’s opener. The team cut seven cords of wood for the Couture family.
— Petoskey captured a sixth place finish during the Class B golf state finals. The Northmen were led by Jeff Johnston carding an 81, Brian Grow, 82; and Dan Turcott, 89.
— Jeff Drenth of Charlevoix finished in second place finishing in 24 minutes, 18 seconds during the Central Collegiate Conference Cross Country meet running for Central Michigan University. The Chippewas finished in third behind University of Wisconsin and Marquette University, which marked the school’s best finish at the meet.
— Petoskey picked up its sixth win of the season, 15-6, over Gaylord. After a Blue Devil 89-yard punt return, the Northmen would use key defensive plays including an interception from Terry Galmore and a fumble recovery by Mike Smith that would lead to its two scores in the second half.
Onaway edged Charlevoix with a late field goal, 17-14. Tim LeBlance completed nine passes for 103 yards, while Pat Mitchell ran for 83 yards in 16 carries.
— Inland Lakes picked up a big win over Pellston, 30-0. Ernie Hartzell would complete a 60-yard touchdown to Troy Connors and Doug Jordan rushed for a 40 yard touchdwon for the Bulldogs big plays.