Posted On: 01/14/21 6:56 AM

Of the four state semifinal brackets this weekend, Division 4 may be the most up in the air.

The four semifinalists include one of the Division’s greatest programs, some consistent Battle Creek reps, and one upset-minded team looking to add to the chaos that has already happened in Division 4.

Friday’s opening matches should be interesting and full of life.

Here’s a breakdown of the two contests.

Mesick vs. Battle Creek St. Philip – Friday at Noon

It’s quite a David vs. Goliath matchup in terms of championships to open up Friday’s action. St. Philip has won the state championship 20 times in program history, including an incredible nine consecutive seasons from 2007-14. Mesick is making its first state semifinal appearance.

Not many knew what to expect from Mesick after it won a regional championship when 2019 runner-up Leland was forced to forfeit. However, the Bulldogs put the doubters (including myself) to rest on Tuesday night with a hard-fought, five-set win over Fowler in the quarterfinal. The tight-knit Mesick team features three pairs of sisters, including outside hitter Grace Quiggin and middle Kelsey Quiggin, who are the daughters of head coach Stacy Quiggin. The two are a big part of

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