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Portage Central High School Men's Soccer

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

District Schedule, Sep 29, 2019

PC Varsity's first District matchup will be on October 15th or 16th. They will face the winner of Jackson and Portage Northern.

GAME TIME CHANGES

Due to EEE Virus, Sep 21, 2019

Due to the EEE virus concerns, the three remaining local conference game times have been moved up an hour. JV will play at 4pm and Varsity will play at 5:30pm at home on September 24th and October 1st, as well as at Gull Lake on September 28th .

PORTAGE DERBY WIN

PC keeps the trophy, Sep 17, 2019

The varsity boys played strong, keeping the Portage Derby Trophy at PC, finishing with a 2-1 win. The JV boys dropped a tough one, 1-0.

2 GAMES IN 2 DAYS

Resulting in Two Wins, Sep 05, 2019

September 4th was the inaugural game at the new Mustang Field! Both Varsity and JV boys beat the Kalamazoo Central squads. JV started off with a 4-0 shutout. Varsity was knotted 0-0 at halftime but pulled out a 2-0 win. Both teams teams turned around and played Niles the next day, and dominated. JV pulled out a 5-0 win while Varsity ended with a solid 4-0 win. The boys head to Troy on Saturday for a tough matchup against the #2 ranked team in the state, Detroit Catholic Central.

PC AT MATTAWAN

Battle of early undefeateds, Aug 28, 2019

The battle between two undefeated varsity teams, ended in a 0-0 draw. The PC JV picked up a big 2-0 win and also remain undefeated!! Next up, the Varsity travels to Traverse City this weekend to take on Grand Haven and St Edward (OH).

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CONFERENCE OPENER

At Loy Norrix HS, Aug 22, 2019

Final: The Varsity boys start out the SMAC Conference schedule with a 1-1 tie against Loy Norrix while the JV posted a 5-1 win!! Next up, big conference rival match at Mattawan next Wednesday night!!

2019 SEASON KICKS OFF

Justin Bailey Memorial Shootout, Aug 18, 2019

Great showing at the Justin Bailey Memorial Shootout for the Varsity and JV programs!!

Varsity Results:
1-1 vs. University of Detroit Jesuit
2-1 vs. Traverse City West

JV Results:
2-0 vs. University of Detroit Jesuit
0-0 vs. Traverse City West

2018 RANKINGS ARE OUT

Division 1, Sep 10, 2018

The boys start out Week 1 of the MIHSSCA Division 1 rankings at #3 in the state!!

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JUSTIN BAILEY MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT

Results, Aug 18, 2018

Great showing today at the Justin Bailey Memorial Shootout for the Varsity and JV programs!!

Varsity Results:
2-0 vs. Lowell
3-0 vs. Walled Lake Central

JV Results:
8-0 vs. Lowell
7-0 vs. Walled Lake Central

2018 Varsity Huddle

STRONG START

Both teams get 2 wins, Aug 11, 2018

Both teams win twice! Great way to kick off the season today for the Varsity and JV programs!!

West Side Classic Varsity Results:
3-0 vs. University of Detroit Jesuit
1-0 vs. Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice

Mason HS JV Results:
4-1 vs. Mason
7-0 vs. Jackson

WEST SIDE CLASSIC '18

Scrimmage Schedule, Aug 05, 2018

Some locations have changed for the August 11th varsity scrimmages. Click the link below for the updated schedule and location info.

PC Men

EXCELLENT 2017 SEASON

Regional Finals, Oct 27, 2017

The boys ended an excellent 2017 season ranked third in the state. They went down at the hands of the 2016 State Champions, East Kentwood, in the Regional Final game. Their regional semi-final game was an instant-classic in crazy Michigan weather. The win came in overtime against Brighton, who had just came off a big win against Ann Arbor Skyline (at the time, ranked #1 in the state).

PCHS WINS SMAC SEMI-FINAL

Boys win on PKs to advance, Oct 05, 2017

The boys knock off Stevensville Lakeshore on PKs and advance to face rival Portage Northern Tuesday night in the SMAC Conference Tournament Finals at PC!!

MHSAA RANKINGS

PCHS opens season at 11, Sep 14, 2017

The first season rankings that came out on Sept 4th had the boys ranked 11th in D1. They have since beat the defending state champs who were ranked #1.

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TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Justin Bailey Memorial Shootout, Aug 19, 2017

The Varsity squad started the regular season off with two wins. A 1-0 win over Walled Lake Central and a 3-1 victory over Holland. The JV team had a 1-0 win against Walled Lake Central and were defeated in their afternoon game against Holland, 0-4.

The JV will play at New Buffalo on Tuesday (Aug 22nd) and both squads will play at Plymouth on Friday (Aug 25th).

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JUSTIN BAILEY MEMORIAL SHOOTOUT

At the Portage Soccer Complex, Aug 18, 2017

The regular season kicks off with the Justin Bailey Memorial Shootout at the Portage Soccer Complex!! 18 schools will be competing, $5 gets you in the gates!!

MASON SCRIMMAGES

Pre-Season Games, Aug 16, 2017

The Varsity beat Mason 2-0 while the JV won 3-0 to wrap up the pre-season slate!!

The boys begin the regular season at the Justin Bailey Memorial Tournament this Saturday at the Portage Soccer Complex!!

PCHS defense

PRE-SEASON SCRIMMAGES

Fall soccer is upon us, Aug 12, 2017

The Varsity boys kicked off the fall soccer season with a couple pre-season scrimmages. They won the early morning game 1-0 against Forest Hills Central. The mid-day scrimmage versus Warren De La Salle ended knotted at 1-1.

DISTRICT FIRST ROUND

Results vs Kalamazoo Central, Oct 18, 2016

The boys knocked off Kalamazoo Central 1-0 tonight and advance to the District Semis against Okemos on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 in Okemos!!

This is a rematch of last years District Semi-Final where Okemos knocked the boys out of the State Tournament!!

SMAC FINAL

Results at Portage Northern, Oct 11, 2016

MLIVE article about the Portage Central and Portage Northern Conference Championship game.

ON TO THE SMAC FINALS

Results Versus Mattawan, Oct 06, 2016

The Varsity beat Mattawan 2-0 while the JV tied 0-0!!

The boys move along to the SMAC Conference Finals Tuesday night at Portage Northern!! They will face their across-town rival in rematch of the Portage Derby, which ended in a draw during the regular season match. It should be a good one! Stop by PN Tuesday night and support your Mustangs!

OT LOSS

Results Vs Battle Creek Lakeview, Sep 27, 2016

The Varsity boys lost 3-2 in OT after scoring a game tying goal in the final minutes of the second half. The JV squad lost 3-1.

Next up is Gull Lake at home on Thursday, SENIOR NIGHT!

Toutanji Scores in OT

OVERTIME WIN

Results Vs Stevensville-Lakeshore, Sep 21, 2016

The Varsity won 2-1 in overtime against Stevensville Lakeshore and the JV tied 1-1!!

With the win the boys clinch 2nd in the SMAC West Division and will face Mattawan in the SMAC Tournament semi-finals, at Mattawan, Thursday October 6th!!

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6TH ANNUAL PORTAGE DERBY

Result Versus Portage Northern, Sep 20, 2016

In the 6th annual Portage Derby the Varsity boys were down by a goal early in the match against the #1 ranked team in the state. They came back to even it up in the second half. After 100 total minutes of grit, the rivalry ended in a tie!! Great result for the boys and the resiliency speaks for itself!!

PCHS Goalkeeper Nick Kuppler

KUPPLER RECOGNIZED

Mlive Goalkeeper Voting Results, Sep 19, 2016

Portage Central's own, Nick Kuppler, was recognized by a fan poll and the local media as the preferred high school keeper in the area to be in net for a game-deciding penalty kick.

JV VS ST JOSEPH

EXTRA TIME

Results Versus St Joseph, Sep 13, 2016

The Varsity boys remained knotted with St. Joseph through regulation and two extra periods, ending with a 0-0 draw.

The JV boys bested the St. Joseph JV squad with a 2-0 win.

The boys will spend the week prepping for the big rival game against Portage Northern on the 20th, THE PORTAGE DERBY!

East Kentwood

BATTLE IN GRAND RAPIDS

Results Versus East Kentwood, Sep 12, 2016

The Varsity tied East Kentwood 1-1 and the JV lost 4-1!! A great result for the Varsity boys against another ranked MIHSSCA team!!

Next up is St Joe tomorrow night at home in a huge SMAC Divisional match up!! Come out and support the boys!!

CAPPING A SOLID WEEK

Results versus Loy Norrix, Sep 10, 2016

The Varsity beat Loy Norrix 2-1 and the JV won 2-0!! With a depleted Varsity roster the boys competed all week and finished 2-0-1!!

The JV team capped the week with its third straight victory.

Next up is on the road against Grand Rapids powerhouse East Kentwood on Monday night!

ANSWERING THE CALL

Results Versus Niles, Sep 08, 2016

The Varsity beat Niles 1-0 and the JV won 8-0!!

The Varsity boys have been answering the call with a depleted line up of injuries and only 2 subs coming off the bench!

The JV boys controlled every aspect of the game with an 8-0 mercy-rule win, ending the game 10 minutes early.

PCHS Varsity

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

Results vs Kalamazoo Central, Sep 06, 2016

The Varsity tied Kalamazoo Central 1-1 and the JV won 5-2!!

The varsity boys started off slow but picked it up in the 2nd half. It was great to see them face adversity. While playing shorthanded, they were able to tie the game up in the final minutes!!

Next up is a home match against Niles on Thursday night. Make sure to come out and support the boys!

PCHS Varsity Keeper Save

MIHSSCA RANK #11

Week 1 Division Rankings, Sep 05, 2016

MIHSSCA Division 1 Rankings for Week 1 have been released and the boys are ranked #11!!

Time to put in the work to maintain the status and get better!!

Mattawan arch rival games

ARCH RIVAL GAME

Results Versus Mattawan, Aug 31, 2016

The Varsity beat Mattawan 2-0 and the JV tied 0-0!!

Great win to kick off the SMAC opener against the arch rival!!

Now time for rest and recovering heading into the holiday weekend!!

The boys are back at it Tuesday at Kalamazoo Central!!

Jenison

COME BACK WIN

Results Versus Jenison, Aug 29, 2016

The Varsity beat Jenison 2-1 and the JV tied 1-1!!

Great comeback after being down 1-0 at half by the boys!! Now onto Wednesday against the arch rival Mattawan at home!!

Come out and support the boys Wednesday night!!

grandville

BOTH TEAMS WIN

Results Versus Grandville, Aug 23, 2016

The Varsity beat Grandville 3-0 and the JV won 2-0!!

Great night for the home opener, now time to rest, put in the work and prepare for a tough week ahead with Jenison on Monday and Mattawan Wednesday both at PC!!

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JUSTIN BAILEY MEMORIAL

Vs Lowell and Zeeland East, Aug 20, 2016

The boys kicked off the season today at the Justin Bailey Memorial. The Varsity went 1-1-0 with a loss to Lowell in the first match but came back strong in a storm-shortened game against Zeeland East!!

The JV went 1-0-1 with a win in the first match against Lowell and a hard fought draw against Zeeland East in the second game!!

Lots of work to be put in but nothing better than kicking off the fall high school soccer season!!