We want more football.
These are sad times for the WHMI-93.5 FM sports department because we do not get to broadcast a state semifinal game for the first time since we began broadcasting local prep games.
We will all be home this Friday night prepping to watch Michigan take on Penn State in an important Big Ten game.
Our Friday fun ended last weekend when Chelsea, Dexter and White Lakeland all lost District Finals games in the MHSAA state playoffs.
The broadcast crew of Dan "The Squatch" Leach, Ryan Wooly Mammouth, Lucky Lance Lunce and Rich "The Maestro" Renko were just as stunned as anybody after our teams fell by the wayside.
I was stunned also but I do not have a cool nickname like the rest of the crew.
Don't worry. We will be back soon when girls and boys basketball takes off.
Covering these games are fun and exciting for us. More importantly it seems as if our Friday night broadcasts are resonating in the community. Sports sells.
It heats up rivalries, gives fans something to cheer and sports entertains us whether our favorite team wins or loses.
It was a tough year for Livingston County teams. No one finished with a winning record. Brighton (5-5) came closest, but lost its first-round playoff game to Northville.
Livingston County teams finished a combined 18-37.
The news was better in Fenton where the Tigers (6-4) won the Flint Metro League Stripes Division, but gave up an average of 54 points a game in losing their final three games.
A hotly contested 40-32 loss to Fenton sparked a five-game losing streak for Linden (4-6), a team that showed promise but could not finish the season on a high note.
We are done for the season, but as the old saying goes, there is always next year. We will be here giving our high schools and you the best coverage possible.