High school football doesn't have an official national championship, but a "mythical" national championship has been awarded to high school football teams since 1910, when the National Sports News Service named Oak Park (Illinois) High School the first national champ.
Whitmyer and Beckley have been longtime high school coaches in the area and now are building new programs. There is also an addition to the city lineup for girls basketball as the charter school Battle Creek Academy will be eligible to compete in the Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason for the first time.
The final week of the 2022 high school football regular season was a thrilling one for several Kalamazoo-area teams who used Week 9 wins to secure playoff berths. Among the local squads who appear to be celebrating playoff clinching victories are Portage Central,
KALAMAZOO, MI – Football is the main attraction under the Friday night lights, but a scenic backdrop, a sense of history or a sprawling grandstand can make attending high school stadiums an even more enjoyable experience during the fall.