Big Reds News · Muskegon Big Reds continue to elevate, just not in national rankings

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Big Reds added another shutout and dominant performance to their impressive season resume, but they did not move in the USA Today Super 25 Expert Rankings for Week 10.

The Big Reds (9-0) remain No. 18 in the national poll, which was updated this morning. They had climbed to the 18th ranking last week.

Muskegon, which opens the Division 3 playoffs against Marquette (5-4) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grand Haven High School, is coming off a 56-0 victory at Reeths-Puffer. The week before, the Big Reds won at rival Mona Shores, 53-0.

In six OK Black Conference contests, they recorded five shutouts and outscored league opponents a combined 334-10. Only Jenison managed to score against the Big Reds in conference play. Muskegon’s average score in the OK Black this season was 55.6-1.6.

Other big wins for Muskegon: Warren De La Salle (41-7), Detroit King (41-18) and East Grand Rapids (28-23), all playoff qualifiers and in the first three weeks of the season.

On Monday, Big Reds senior quarterback Cameron Martinez was named one of top-10 finalists for the MLive High School Football Player of the Year award. The Ohio State commit won the award last year in a landslide, and he’s looking to become the first two-time recipient of the honor.

Muskegon finished in the No. 1 spot in the final MLive Top 50 rankings of the season, also released this morning. The Big Reds are the only team from Michigan to be ranked in the USA Today Super 25.