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Oakridge 42, Whitehall 14

WHITEHALL (WZZM) -- Oakridge Eagles (6-1) at Whitehall Vikings (5-2).

Oakridge with a big win tonight beating the Vikings 42-14.

FHN Muskegon 20, Catholic Central 13

GRAND RAPIDS TWP (WZZM) -- Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders (7-0) at Forest Hills Northern Huskies (4-3).

The Huskies with the victory tonight over the Crusaders--winning this match up 20-13.

Game of the Week - Grand Haven 35, Muskegon 21

GRAND HAVEN (WZZM) -- Two playoff-bound teams atop the OK Red met tonight in Grand Haven as the Muskegon Big Reds (6-1) took on the Buccaneers (6-1) in the 13 On Your Sidelines Game of the Week.

Grand Haven came out triumphant with a 35-21 win.

First Quarter GH-- Danny Cotter catching a 13 yard TD pass from Scott Staal.

Second Quarter M-- M--Princton Duncan with a 5 yard TD run.

M-- Keyon-dre Craig catching a 7 yard TD pass from Duncan.

Fourth Quarter GH-- Dakota Smith with a 1 run into the endzone. 

Big Reds, Bucs to battle in the game of the week

(WZZM) A pair of playoff-bound teams from the lakeshore meet Friday night in the "13 On Your Sidelines" game of the week. 6-1 Muskegon visits 6-1 Grand Haven with second place in the O-K Red on the line. Each team suffered its lone loss this year at the hands of Rockford.

"It's exciting," says Muskegon head coach Shane Fairfield. "It's exciting to have a game of this magnitude this late in the season. It gets your kids ready and focused for the postseason and it gets them ready for the hype and the hoopla of what's to follow. We're excited that we're 6-1. We're excited that they're 6-1."

"It's going to be a really good game," says Grand Haven senior running back Dakota Smith. "We have to elminate the big plays for them. We have to make them drive the field on us and then we have to execute our plays and be good on special teams too. Everyone has to give a great effort and we'll be fine."

UPDATE: Power outages in West Michigan

(WZZM)- A Consumers Energy spokesman says there are 4,800 customers without service in Allegan County tonight.  The hardest hit area is Saugatuck with 2,500 customers in the dark.

Allegan County's Central Dispatch tells requests you do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.

In Muskegon County 1,150 Consumers Energy customers are without service. 

In Ottawa County 22 Consumers Energy customers are without electricity.

We're told the power outages are likely weather related.  No estimate of a restoration time is available.

Meijer Scholar Athlete Calvin VanderWal

RAVENNA, Mich. (WZZM) WZZM and Meijer are pleased to recognize Ravenna High School senior Calvin VanderWal as our Meijer Scholar Athlete of the week for the week of October 10th.

Calvin is a three-sport athlete at Ravenna lettering in football, basketball and track. An outstanding student, he sports a 3.99 GPA and currently is co-valedictorian of his class. Calvin tells us he would like to attend either the University of Michigan or Central Michigan University and work toward a degree in accounting or finance.

Outside the classroom, Calvin stays busy as student council vice president, National Honor Society member, and volunteering as a vacation bible school and basketball sports camp leader.

WZZM and Meijer salute Calvin VanderWal for his hard work and wish him continued success!

To nominate a scholar athlete candidate click here

Job Searching? Local businesses are hiring

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) There is some good new on the job front. Several businesses in West Michigan are currently hiring.

At least three companies have announced plans to hire more employees this week, including the City of Muskegon.  The city is hiring part-time firefighters. Candidates must have firefighting experience and a valid drivers license. On average, the newly hired firefighters will work 30 hours a week for $13 an hour.

Hiring is also underway for an upscale restaurant in Grand Rapids. Construction workers are working around the clock to finish the new P.F. Chang's ahead of its opening date. The Chinese bistro is hiring 160 workers, from bartenders to cooks.  About half of the jobs have already been filled, but the restaurant is still accepting applications.  Those interested can drop off their resumes across the street at 2090 Celebration Drive, Suite 214.

P.F. Chang's is scheduled to open November 14th at 5:00pm.