Since 2005 when Zeeland Public Schools broke into two school, Zeeland East and Zeeland West, West has been dominant winning six district championships and three state championships all well East had one district championship in 2010.
If that doesn’t hurt enough West has had a 10-7 advantage in the series including a win in the playoffs last year after the Chix beat them in the regular season and that’s what made Friday nights District Championship all the more important for The Chix, especially for 2019 MSU commit Adam Berghorst.
“Friday night was a huge win over a rival,” Berghorst says about the Chix 42-24 win over the Dux. “I thought we played really against their ‘Wing T’ offense and our O-line played well to spring our running game all night.”
Last year West knocked out East in districts and since Berghorst has been in High School the schools were 2-2 against each other which got moved to 3-2 Friday.
“It felt amazing! We’ve had this on our minds all through workouts and practices,” says Berghorst. “It felt like we deserved to win, and I’m super proud of my team.”
Berghorst and Zeeland East (10-1) will now host Parma Western (10-1) with both schools looking to win their first Regional Championships.
“We’re going to be playing a more traditional spread offense team which I am excited about,” says Berghorst. “It will be my last game at Zeeland Stadium which will also be bitter sweet!”
Zeeland East takes on Parma Western at 7:30 Friday night at Zeeland Stadium.