On the evening of October 26, the teams for this year’s Michigan High School Football Championships were made.
There were 229 automatic qualifying teams (by win total) – with the final 27 teams selected by playoff-point average, one from each class in order (A, B, C, D) until the field was filled.
Those 256 11-player teams are then split into eight equal divisions based on the schools enrollment. Two teams from each of the eight divisions will be in the Championship Games at Ford Field on either November 28th or November 29th.
Oakland County Teams Selected
Of the teams selected from all parts of the state, the following 24 Oakland County teams are looking for a chance to become State Champions including last year’s Division One (Clarkston) and Division Two (Birmingham Brother Rice) champions. Both Oakland County teams went 9-0 this year during the regular season.
Oxford (6-3) at Clarkston (9-0)
Livonia Stevenson (6-3) at West Bloomfield (8-1)
Waterford Mott (6-3) at Walled Lake Central (7-2)
Northville* (6-3) at Canton (7-2)
(*school district includes part of Oakland County)
Farmington Hills Harrison (7-2) at Fenton (9-0)
South Lyon (8-1) at Walled Lake Western (8-1)
Southfield (6-3) at Detroit King (8-1)
Farmington (7-2) at Oak Park (7-2)
Warren Cousino (5-4) at Birmingham Brother Rice (9-0)
Berkley (6-3) at Birmingham Groves (6-3)
Detroit Renaissance (6-3) at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (7-2)
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood (6-3) at Harper Woods Chandler Park (7-2)
Birmingham Detroit Country Day (5-4) at Detroit Denby (5-4)
Clawson (6-3) at Almont (9-0)
Warren Michigan Collegiate (8-1) at Madison Heights Madison (7-2)
Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest (5-4) at New Lothrop (9-0)
Royal Oak Shrine (7-2) at Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett (8-1)
Clarkston Everest Collegiate (6-2) at Waterford Our Lady (8-1)
We will be updating this blog each week with new posts, reflecting the Oakland County teams that are still in the tournament and may get a shot at their division state championship at Ford Fields on November 28th or 29th.
For more information on the playoffs, visit the MHSAA website.
District games take place Oct. 31 or Nov. 1, and Nov. 7 or 8. Tickets for these games are $5. Regional games take place Nov. 14 or 15. Tickets for these games are $5. Semifinal games on Nov. 22 and are $6 for a single game, and $7 for multiple games at the same location.
FOXSportsDetroit.com & MHSAA.TV will live stream many of the playoff games on Fridays during the first three weeks of the tournament (Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14) and semifinal games on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m.
Tickets for the finals at Ford Field are $10 per day. You will be able to watch all four games that day on a single admission.
Division 8 — 10 a.m.
Division 2 — 1 p.m.
Division 6 — 4:30 p.m.
Division 4 — 7:30 p.m.
Division 7 — 10 a.m.
Division 1 — 1 p.m.
Division 5 — 4:30 p.m.
Division 3 — 7:30 p.m.
All of the Finals will be televised live on Fox Sports Detroit.
For more information on the finals, visit the Ford Field website.
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