The IHSAA held its annual tournament draw this morning and all Wolves Nation should be smiling at the results.
Michigan City drew Munster High School on the road at Munster for the first game of Sectionals on October 27th. Munster sits at 2-5 on the season, while Michigan City is at 5-2 currently. Common opponents for both teams are Chesterton and Lake Central. Michigan City rolled Lake Central on September 22 by a count of 56-14 while the Mustangs of Munster lost to Lake Central 33-14 on the opening night of high school football. Michigan City beat Chesterton in week 3 35-14, while Munster lost to them 33-21 in week 2. The Saragin ratings currently have Michigan City sitting at #20 in the entire state of Indiana and #5 in 5A, while the Mustangs are ranked 167th in the state of Indiana right now and 31st of the 37 5A teams.
While a road draw isn’t always ideal, the one thing it does to is set up the dream match up for Michigan City. The other half of the bracket features the 4-3 LaPorte Slicers traveling over to 1-6 South Bend Adams. The Slicers are huge favorites on paper at Adams. If both Michigan City and LaPorte win as expected and projected, the Michigan City Wolves would host the LaPorte Slicers at Ames Field on November 3rd for the Sectional Championship game in what would surpass last years week 8 sell out match up at Ames Field in terms of hype, and would be the biggest biggest football game between the two high schools in the history of Michigan City High School.
TICKET NOTE: This week the Wolves do make the trip over to LaPorte High School for their regular season match up. It is expected to be another hot selling ticket and as such Michigan City High School will be pre-selling tickets from 8 am to 3 pm in the Athletic Office all week, or as supplies last. Anyone wanting to purchase tickets early should go to the back door on the southwest side of the Wolf Pack Gym, and hit the intercom to request entry into the building. The building does stay locked during school hours, so you will need to be buzzed in. Tickets are $6 for everyone of school age or older. It is HIGHLY recommended to get your tickets ahead of time as it is anticipated that this could be a potential sellout again, and historically there are very long lines for sales at the gate if any tickets are left at that time.