The coveted “Mitten” trophy is set to be awarded to the State Champions in Football before the end of the calendar year.
The tentative schedule for the 11 man football playoffs is set to resume on Tuesday and Wednesday December 15th and 16th. These games are the Regional Finals. The Semi-Finals would then be played on Monday and Tuesday December 21st and 22nd. The State Finals would then be played on Monday and Tuesday December 28th and 29th.
While the Finals will again be played at Ford Field, the games leading up to the Finals will be played at the site of the school that has accumulated the most playoff points. Typically the games would have been played at a neutral site somewhere geographically located between the two competing schools. 2020 has been anything but typical, and the playoffs reflect it too.
Here is an update of some of the teams MSR follows or has interest in from the West Michigan area including where and when they are scheduled to play. T
This is all subject to the MHSAA and the State of Michigan allowing sports to resume.
Rockford (7-0) vs Saline (8-1) Wednesday Dec 16th at 4:00 pm
Mona Shores (9-0) at East Lansing (8-0) Tuesday Dec 15th at 4:00 pm
East Grand Rapids (6-3) at Muskegon (8-1) Wednesday Dec 16th at 4:00 pm
Forest Hills Eastern (6-3) at Cadillac (6-2) Wednesday Dec 16th at 7:00 pm
GR South Christian (8-1) at Edwardsburg (8-0) Tuesday Dec 15th at 7:00 pm
GR Catholic Central (8-0) vs Muskegon Oakridge (7-2) Wednesday Dec 15th at 6:00 pm
Reed City (9-0) vs Freeland (8-1) Wednesday Dec 16th at 7:00 pm
Frankenmuth (9-0) vs Marine City (8-1) Tuesday Dec 15th at 4:00 pm
We have been following the Rockford Rams, East Grand Rapids Pioneers, South Christian Sailors, and the Freeland Falcons all year and will continue to cover them through their playoff games. We may be adding coverage of additional playoff teams, so check the Listen Live tab for a broadcast coverage schedule. Changes could happen up to hours prior to kickoff.
Please stay safe, social distance, and mask up. Let’s all do our part to get these final 3 games done … for the kids!
The Winter Season is scheduled to begin practices on December 9th and games beginning on Jan. 4th. The Girls and Boys Basketball schedules are available by clicking the Basketball tab at the top of the page.