Michigan High School Football Playoffs – How to Watch the State Finals | Live broadcast information, start times

That’s it, the final games of the 2022 Michigan high school football season will see the top teams from all eight divisions looking to achieve football immortality this weekend in Detroit.

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Section 8

Ubly vs. Ottawa Lake Whiteford (Bally Sports Detroit, 10 a.m.)

Whiteford are looking to mount the same magical campaign as they did five years ago, when they went undefeated all the way to a state title. After clinching another TCC title during the regular season, the Bobcats battled into the playoffs, scoring an average of 50.5 points per game.

Two years after losing to Centerville in the state title game, Oble returned to search for compensation. They went undefeated for the second straight season, and allowed double figures only twice during this season.

Section 2

Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central vs. Warren De La Salle (Bally Sports Detroit, 1 p.m. ET)

D2 champion De La Salle is back at Ford Field for the third straight season, and is hoping to win its fourth state title since 2014. The Flyers took care of their opponents on the way to Detroit, giving up an average of 7.25 points per game

Despite all the success of the regular season, this is Forest Hills Central’s first state championship appearance since losing to Harrison in the Class A title game in 1994. This Rangers team has been effective this year, beating out the likes of Mona Shores and Dexter. On their way to Friday.

Section 6

Negoni vs. Grand Rapids West Catholic (Bally Sports Detroit, 4:30 p.m.)

This is West Catholic’s first crack at D6 glory since they moved down from D5. The Falcons have won five consecutive D5 championships, and are hoping they can win their first title in five years.

This is the furthest a Negaunee team has gone into a football season since the state championship in 2002. 2022 saw the Miners go undefeated in the regular season for the first time since 2010, with the team scoring twice in their first two games of the playoffs before a nail-biting draw against Gladstone Reed City.

Section 4

Grand Rapids South Christian vs. Goodrich (NFHS Network, 7:30 p.m.)

Since the 2014 state championship, South Christian hasn’t been able to find a way to get over the hump. They certainly did, and then some this season, as the Mariners finished as the superpower at Grand Rapids Catholic Central before winning the OK-Gold title, and tipping Edwardsburg a ticket punch to Ford Field.

The stars lined up for Goodrich. A team that hasn’t made it past the pre-circle since 2012 has won 12 straight games, allowing only four touchdowns down the stretch, with their offense providing enough punch to send the Mars to Detroit.

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Section 7

Traverse City St. Francis vs. Jackson Lumen Christie (Bali Sports Detroit, 10 a.m.)

After falling short in the state semi-finals last year, St. Francis is desperately looking for its first D7 championship since 2009. They killed their losing demons in the 2020 final by defeating New Lothrop last week using an offense that averaged over 52 points in four playoff wins.

It has been four years since Lumen Christi ended its run of winning three consecutive D6 state titles. They came close to winning the D7 in 2019, falling to Pewamo-Westphalia. This is the Titans’ second chance at the championship since being relegated, and hopefully their defense can slow the Gladiators down on Saturday.

Section 1

Caledonia-Belleville (Bally Sports Detroit, 1 p.m.)

The game many can’t wait to see sees the defending D1 champ, and unanimous #1 team in the state this season, take on West Michigan in unfamiliar territory.

Belleville has reached at least the fourth round in each of the last five seasons, before winning its first championship in 2021. Dating back to last season, the Tigers have won 24 straight games, including a 29-28 win. Detroit Cup Tech last Friday.

Prior to last year, Caledonia had recorded five consecutive losing seasons. However, after falling short in the regional final in 2021, the Fighting Scots have shown their maturity this season, coming back from a regular season loss to Rockford by defeating the Rams in the regional final, beating Grand Ledge and Clarkston to make it. To Ford Field.. Caledonia has a chance to win their first title since they did it in D3 back in 2005.

Section 5

Gladwin vs. Frankenmuth (Bally Sports Detroit, 4:30 p.m.)

Gladwin arrived in Detroit for its first state championship game in program history. After years of mediocrity, the Flying G posted another undefeated regular season this year, securing their ticket to Ford Field by beating the three-time state champion Grand Rapids Catholic Central last week.

This is Frankenmuth’s first shot at the state title since losing to the aforementioned GRCC two years ago. The Eagles have dominated this season, posting five shutouts this season, including a 38-0 victory over Detroit Country Day in the semifinals last Saturday. Frankenmuth hasn’t done double digits on defense since September.

Section 3

Muskegon vs. Detroit Martin Luther King (Bali Sports Detroit, 7:30 p.m.)

Detroit MLK is another team hoping to defend its title on Saturday. Although it wasn’t a pretty season for the Crusaders compared to the 2021 championship season, they picked it up in the postseason, edging past their competition to reach Ford Field for the sixth time in the last eight years.

Muskegon has been one of the best schools in West Michigan for nearly two decades. Since 2004, the Big Reds have won the D2 or D3 title 11 times, winning only four times. Muskegon is looking to win his first championship since beating Harrison five years ago.

One of Muskegon’s losses is in the D3 Finals in 2018, when MLK edged out the Big Reds with a 41-25 win.

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