(6-5-18) The following was tweeted by:

Jason Mitchell
Sports Editor, The Herald-Palladium

Bridgman and New Buffalo have announced they are forming a co-op football team, citing lower levels of interest at both schools and player safety as the main reason.

Plenty of details to be worked out. Schedule should be finalized soon. Co-op will compete this fall in the BCS White Division.

It’s unusual for this to be happening at a sort-of 11th hour, but Bees AD Ken Schmaltz told me they’d rather deal with this problem now as opposed to having one or both teams not be able to finish out the season.