(Michigan City, IN) - Michigan City is preparing for what some fans call the biggest high school game ever hosted in the city.
The 4th-ranked Wolves will have home-field advantage against #3 Zionsville on Friday night. The winner will go to Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis for a shot at the 5A state championship.
The Wolves have played in two semi-states in the past four years. However, their journey this year has been full of reversals. Michigan City had never beaten South Bend Adams before their first-round sectional victory over the Eagles. Mishawaka ousted the Wolves in the 2016 tournament, but they clubbed the Cavemen this year for the sectional crown. And they had yet to beat Valparaiso in the postseason until last week’s regional upset.
Fans have fingers crossed that their luck will continue with a semi-state victory on Friday.
A pre-game parade is planned for the team. Police and fire units will escort them along the entire length of Franklin St. and back to Ames Field. The procession will leave the high school parking lot around 3:20 pm. The kickoff is 7:00 pm.
Tickets are available at the high school athletic office. Student passes and other regular-season passes will not be accepted. The game will be live-streamed for a fee. Ihsaatv.org will charge $10 to access the internet broadcast.