The Rivalry between Bay City Western and Bay City Central is undeniable and one that has been in play for many years. This year, both teams have plenty to play for, with Western trying to dodge a winless season and Central holding out for longshot playoff hopes.


Spencer Molthrup
Bay City Central


Seth Chilsea

Bay City Central

Seth is a two-year starter for the Wolves and is also a member of the swim and baseball teams. Seth not only works hard on the field, but also off the field. He is dedicated to his school work and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Andrew Norfleet

Bay City Western

Andrew is a hard working on and off the football field. He is a currently participating in his fourth football season at Bay City Western. He received the honor of SVL All Academic and is a National Merit Commended Student.


Bryan Bishop

Bay City Central

Bryan has been a picture of Bay City Central Athletics for close to five decades. Cheated out of a full Football career at Central by the elimination of sports his senior year, Bryan went on to play football at Albion College. Upon his return as a teacher and a coach, he has devoted his career to making a positive impact on the students and athletes at Central. He is the winningest wrestling coach in the history of Bay County. He has coached in more than 400 football games, but more importantly impacted thousands of students’ lives at BCC.
Cody Basler

Bay City Western

During his football career at Western, Cody earned three letters for the Warriors and was the 2002 linebacker for the district championship team. As a senior, Cody had a 10-1 record as linebacker and fullback. After graduating from Western, Cody went on to play at Bowling Green State University from 2005 to 2009. As BGSU, Cody was the co-captain senior year, started in all 13 games and led his team with 85 tackles. In 2009, Cody also earned the Orange Helmet award and the Captain’s Award.


During the 43rd meeting of the Bay City Western vs. Central rivalry, there was not a dull moment. In a game that was not pegged as a thriller – with Central fighting for a playoff berth and Western just fighting to avoid a winless season – things were kept interesting throughout Central’s 48-18 victory in the regular season finale. In a big-play, Spencer Moulthrop, the MVP of the evening, came up with a quick-change score, blocking a punt, then scooping and scoring to put Central on top 14-6 at 4:36 of the first. From there, it was all Central on its way to the win.