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Calumet, LL-H in MHSAA football playoffs this week

Calumet's Dryden Nelson (36) runs as Hancock's Colton Salani (8) defends on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Calumet, Mich. (Adam Niemi/The Daily Mining Gazette)

The high school football playoffs have arrived, and a pair of local teams are involved.

Calumet (8-1) will host Negaunee in a MHSAA Division 7 pre-district at 7 p.m. Friday.

Lake Linden-Hubbell (6-3) visits West Iron County in a Division 8 pre-district at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Both games will be broadcast on 920 AM/107.3 FM WMPL with pregame shows beginning a half-hour before kickoff.

The Copper Kings beat Negaunee with a 30-6 victory on Sept. 6. Calumet is coming off a 50-28 win over L’Anse last week. Calumet’s lone loss came to Iron Mountain on Oct. 4.

Negaunee lost 42-14 to Westwood last week, ending a six-game win streak.

The Copper Kings have outscored opponents 309-97. Negaunee has outscored opponents 239-180.

Lake Linden-Hubbell, the smallest 11-player football school in Michigan, beat Manistique 54-21 on Saturday.

West Iron County won an Oct. 5 matchup 24-16 against Lake Linden-Hubbell.

The Lakes have outscored opponents 312-139 this season.

West Iron County is coming off a 33-14 win last week at Norway. The Wykons have outscored opponents 225-127.

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