Berkley captures school's first district title, will host Franklin in Division 2 region final

Football   | Tom Markowski

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Berkley - One of the results from this past weekend’s district finals caught the attention of many in Metro Detroit and those closely following the progression in Division 2 around the state.

Berkley, which had never won a district title before, upset Southfield, 28-20, last Friday at Berkley.

 It was the first time Berkley hosted a district final and when the Bears (9-2) play Livonia Franklin (8-3) in a regional final this Friday that will also be a program first.

But if one thinks that this is a fluke, that Berkley somehow was lucky to beat a young and talented Southfield team, don’t tell that to Berkley coach Chris Sikora. He won’t buy it.

“A lot of it is the kids buying into it,” Sikora said. “Do we have the athletes to match Southfield position by position? No. The kids are disciplined. They have to be to run the triple option. (The players) know Southfield is athletic. But we know they’re not going to stop us. It’s been that way all season. The only