Mendon hasn't won a state title since 2007, folks in Hornet Country call that a drought. Only once has Mendon gone 4 years between state championship's since John Schwartz has been the coach, 1995 to 1999. At their current pace, this current drought will end this season.
Mendon has easily defeated all 7 of their opponents this season, and they have played some good teams. Deckerville and St. Jospeh Lake Michigan Catholic are both 5-2, both Edgerton, Ohio and Whittemore-Prescott have only lost to Mendon, and last week's opponent Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (4-3) is the defending division 8 state champion. The Hornets aren't just beating these teams, they are dominating them, they have had a running clock in every game this season. The defense has 5 shutouts and has only allowed 27 points all season.
This week, Mendon takes on Bronson (4-3) with a chance to win the St. Joseph Valley Conference outright. The Hornets have dominated the conference since Constantine and Schoolcraft left for the Kalamazoo Valley Association following the 2007 season. It's no coincedence that Mendon has not won a state title since those schools left the league. Every year, battles with the Falcons and Eagles would prepare Mendon for a playoff run. This season, the schedule is the best it has been since Constantine and Schoolcraft left. Along with the teams they've already played, Mendon finishes the season at Berrien Springs (7-0).
Mendon's enrollment (this season 242) always puts them very close to the line that divides divisions 7 and 8. No matter which way the Hornets go there will be some interesting matchups waiting. If they go 7, which they have the last 2 years, they will likely play Gobles (7-0) in the district final. The Hornets and Tigers opened the season against each other from 2005 to 2010. The regional final would likely be against Hudson (7-0), the team Mendon has lost to in that very round the last 2 seasons. If Mendon can beat Berrien Springs in week 9, that would likely give them enough playoff points to host Hudson, the last 2 have been away.
If they go to division 8, there are potenial matchups with Climax-Scotts (6-1), Saugatuck (7-0) and Muskegon Catholic Central (7-0). I think the MCC game is the one that most people want to see. in 2008 MCC beat Mendon 33-0 on their way to the division 8 state title, in 2007 Mendon topped MCC 7-6 and then went on to win the division 8 crown.