By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
Three finalists have shown us this month why they should win the Battle of the Fans VII championship.
But we need your help deciding which should be called the state's best student cheering section for 2017-18.
Vote today through 4 p.m. Thursday on your favorite of these three (enrollments in parentheses) – Boyne City (429), Buchanan (420) and Petoskey (941) – by liking, sharing and re-tweeting on the MHSAA’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites
But before you do, take a few minutes to watch all three videos and read the stories behind the sections by clicking the links below.
The contest is sponsored by the MHSAA Student Advisory Council, which will have the final vote on the champion. SAC members will use all resources available to make their decision – including giving significant weight to the public social media vote. Votes will be valued proportionate to the size of the school receiving them (for example, one vote for Class B Boyne City or Buchanan will be worth more than one vote for Class A Petoskey).
The champion will be announced Friday on Second Half. All three finalists will be invited to Michigan State University's Breslin Center on March 23 for the Class B Boys Basketball Semifinals, and the winner will be presented with a championship banner at center court.
And now, the finalists, in alphabetical order:
Read all about it: Boyne City Wants You to Get Rowdy
Read all about it: No Place Buchanan's Herd Would Rather Be
Read all about it: Revived Blue Crew Continues to Thrive