Michigan High School Athletic Association
2020 Football Championships

CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Ford Field, Detroit

2020 MHSAA Division 1 champions: West Bloomfield

 

ROSTER

Head coach: Ron Bellamy  l  Assistant coaches: Ken Rys, Tyrice Grice, Justin Ibe, Zach Hilbers, Kason Dickerson, Keith Cameron, Brandon Harris, Matt Bowman, John Garrett

Players: Jay Fouchey (junior), Travis Reece (senior), Jaden Rembert (senior), Michael Williams (junior), Dillon Tatum (junior), Donovan Edwards (senior), Immanuel Mitchell (senior), Chris Johnson (senior), Alex Short (senior), Jordan Hoskins (senior), Gavin Hardeman (senior), Thomas Balazovic (sophomore), DJ Pryor (senior), Grant Lenton (senior), Caleb Kelley (senior), Jake Ward (senior), Semaj Morgan (sophomore), Zaevion Marshall (junior), DJ Herring (junior), Quinn Davis (senior), BJ Rankin (junior), Maxwell Hairston (senior), Niles King (senior), Mekhi Elam (senior), Marcus Carter (junior), Trent Allison (junior), Kyle Johnson (junior), Kaden Tucker (junior), Travis Barnes (junior), Xavion Rogers (junior), Jamar Repress (junior), Jaylin King (junior), Masiyah Spann (junior), Malik Mathiea (junior), Calvin Turner II (junior), Kari Jackson (freshman), Jaydan Montgomery (junior), KaJuan Harris (senior), Lorenzo Williams (sophomore), Jeremiah Watson (junior), Nate McDonald (junior), Corey Garrison (junior), Darrion Hankinson (junior), Kyle McAdams (senior), Karson Stewart (senior), Rick Nance (freshman), Kenneth Jones (sophomore), Brian Ohaka (junior), Adir Fedida (senior), Jaden Green (senior), Terrell Thurman (senior), Evan Bunch (junior), Ryan Ross (freshman), Joe Clark (junior), Amir Herring (sophomore), Thomas McGee (senior), Darrion McGee (senior), Xzander Davis (freshman), Nolan Bembas (senior), Micah Werden (junior), De’Antwan Franklin (junior), Dallin Henry (sophomore), Caidon Haliburton (senior), Ossian Harris (senior), Jordan King (junior), London Hamilton (senior), Nigel Dunton (freshman), DeAndre Hill (sophomore), Jalen Riley (junior), Sammy Lafata (senior), Rob Harris (sophomore), Ralph Rogers (sophomore), Deontae Pippen (sophomore), Adrian Epps (sophomore), Blake Nelson (sophomore), Brandon Davis Swain (freshman), Tayshawn Thomas (junior), Dennis Irving (sophomore)

 

GAME SUMMARY

No. 5 West Bloomfield (11-1) 41, No. 2 Davison (11-1) 0

No. 5-ranked West Bloomfield dominated defending champion and No. 2-ranked Davison to win its first Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 championship. Michigan-bound senior Donovan Edwards ran wild, rushing for 257 yards and three touchdowns (78, 71, and 16 yards). Senior Mekhi Elam rushed for a 13-yard touchdown and gained 40 yards on the day. Jake Ward kicked two field goals (39 and 45 yards). The Lakers finished the game with 361 yards on the ground. Travis Reece had seven tackles, Jordan Hoskins had six tackles, and Gavin Hardeman and Caleb Kelley both had five tackles in the shutout.

 

> Final box score

> Detroit Free Press prediction: Davison 28, West Bloomfield 24

> Detroit News prediction: West Bloomfield 24, Davison 21

> MLive prediction: Davison 21, West Bloomfield 20

> MLive prediction 2: West Bloomfield 28, Davison 20

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

> ‘They can’t catch me’: Michigan signee Donovan Edwards runs wild in West Bloomfield’s state title win

> Donovan Edwards stole show, but West Bloomfield's defense seals the deal; big game from Cam Orr

> West Bloomfield coach predicts greatness for Michigan-bound Donovan Edwards

> Why Ron Bellamy's move from West Bloomfield to Michigan football is just the beginning

> New Michigan coaching hire Ron Bellamy writes goodbye to West Bloomfield after winning state title

> Headed to Michigan, Ron Bellamy 'grateful' for time as West Bloomfield football coach

> Niles King, Travis Reece spark West Bloomfield defense to state title run

> Edwards, Lakers Run Away With 1st Title

> Donovan Edwards' simple plan to destroy Davison: 'I’m just going to do what a beast do'

> Michigan football fans are going to love West Bloomfield star Donovan Edwards. Here's why

> Edwards dominates, leads West Bloomfield to first state title

> Davison’s season of perseverance ends in Division 1 state-title loss

> Michigan-bound Donovan Edwards' three TDs lead West Bloomfield to Division 1 title

> Michigan recruit Donovan Edwards leads West Bloomfield to Division 1 state football title

> Donovan Edwards, West Bloomfield cruise in Division 1

> Davison community rallies as football team heads to state title game

> Energized Davison football team stuffed and ready to repeat as Division 1 champs

> West Bloomfield eager to prove its the best in Division 1

> Powerhouse Davison football returns to Ford Field with championship in sight

> "Mouse Trap" leads West Bloomfield to Ford Field

> West Bloomfield’s defense ready for the state’s biggest stage against defending champ Davison

> How Dion Brown Jr. made seamless transition to quarterback for state finalist Davison

 

SEMIFINALS

West Bloomfield School District, West Bloomfield, Michigan

REGIONALS

Region 1

 

Final

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021

Only limited family members will be allowed to attend

 

At Rockford

No. 9 Rockford (8-0) 40,

Saline (8-2) 17

 

> Rockford beats Saline in weird, wild Division 1 regional

> Grand Rapids football highlights: Two teams advance to state semifnals

> Early look at Ann Arbor-area high school football regional final games

 

DISTRICTS

District 1

 

Final

 

At Rockford

Rockford (7-0) 69.500 34,

Grandville (7-2) 62.067 28 (3 OT)

 

> Rockford beats Grandville in dramatic triple OT victory

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Rockford

Rockford (6-0) 69.500 42,

Hudsonville (5-3) 51.567 7

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Grandville

Grandville (7-1) 62.067 35,

Traverse City West (6-2) 53.167 0

 

First round

 

Saturday, October 31

Rockford (5-0) 69.500 41,

Holland West Ottawa (0-6) 16.500 7

 

Saturday, October 31

Hudsonville (5-2) 51.567 52,

East Kentwood (2-4) 34.667 14

 

Friday, October 30

Grandville (6-1) 62.067 61,

Grand Haven (0-7) 19.700 26

 

Saturday, October 31

Traverse City West (6-1) 53.167 65,

Grand Rapids Union (1-6) 25.333 13

 

> Union busters: West destroys Red Hawks, 65-13

 

District 2

 

Final

 

At Saline

Saline (8-1) 66.533 14,

Holt (4-4) 38.167 8

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Saline

Saline (7-1) 66.533 34,

Ann Arbor Huron (3-3) 31.000 27

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Grand Ledge

Holt (4-3) 38.167 43,

Grand Ledge (5-3) 51.100 36

 

> 'We were just trying to win this one for him.' Holt football gets emotional victory

 

First round

Friday, October 30

Saline (6-1) 66.533 59,

Ann Arbor Pioneer (0-6) 9.500 7

 

Ann Arbor Huron (3-2) 31.000 23,

Kalamazoo Central (2-5) 33.567 19

 

> Huron football ends 20-year playoff drought with emotional win over Kalamazoo Central

 

Grand Ledge (5-2) 51.100 63,

Kalamazoo Loy Norrix (0-7) 10.167 6

 

Holt (3-3) 38.167 42,

Ann Arbor Skyline (1-5) 20.000 19

 

District 3

 

Final

 

At White Lake Lakeland

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020

Detroit Catholic Central (9-0) 61.917 45,

White Lake Lakeland (7-1) 64.167 17

 

> Catholic Central wins battle of unbeatens, downs Lakeland for district crown

> Detroit Catholic Central football continues win streak, beats Lakeland for district title

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At White Lake Lakeland

White Lake Lakeland (7-0) 64.167 41,

Howell (4-4) 42.000 40 (OT)

 

> Howell rolls the dice, comes up short in football playoff loss to Lakeland

> Creating, scoring off fumbles big part of Howell's football success

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Detroit Catholic Central

Detroit Catholic Central (8-0) 61.917 37,

Novi (3-5) 35.000 0

 

> Detroit Catholic Central football smashes past Novi in district semifinal

 

First round

 

Friday, October 30

White Lake Lakeland (6-0) 64.167 (Bye)

 

Howell (4-3) 42.000 21,

Hartland (3-4) 46.000 16

 

> Redemption: Given new life, Howell beats Hartland on pass with 22.4 seconds left

> Howell vs. Hartland in football playoffs 'a thousand times more intense'

 

Detroit Catholic Central (7-0) 61.917 41,

Walled Lake Northern (2-5) 33.833 3

 

> Versatile Detroit Catholic Central getting that championship feeling

 

Novi (3-4) 35.000 41.

Brighton (4-3) 57.000 27

 

> Novi belies its 2-4 record in football playoff win over Brighton

 

District 4

 

Final

 

At Davison

Davison (9-0) 64.667 48,
Grand Blanc (7-2) 60.667 19

 

> Davison runs all over Grand Blanc for second time this season to win district championship

> Overcoming adversity has Grand Blanc better prepared for rematch with Davison

> Could improved Davison again be too much for Grand Blanc in district final rematch?

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Clarkston

Grand Blanc (7-1) 60.667 42,

 

Clarkston (7-1) 75.333 35

 

> Grand Blanc slams Clarkston, 42-35, in Round 2 of Michigan high school football playoffs

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Davison

Davison (8-0) 64.667 1,

Rochester Adams (3-5) 36.167 0 (Forfeit)

 

> Rochester Adams pulls out of football playoffs due to COVID-19

 

First round

 

Friday, October 30

Clarkston (7-0) 75.333 21,

Oxford (2-5) 31.367 7

 

Grand Blanc (6-1) 60.667 28,

Lake Orion (3-3) 45.000 14

 

Rochester Adams (3-4) 36.167 39,

Rochester (6-1) 70.000 7

 

> Rochester Adams throttles Rochester, 39-7, to maintain dominance in lopsided rivalry

 

Davison (7-0) 64.667 47,

Lapeer (3-4) 40.000 6

District 5

 

Final

 

At Canton

Belleville (9-0) 74.333 53,

Canton (8-1) 75.000 29

 

> Belleville's Christian Dhue-Reid lights up Canton with six TDs in 53-29 blowout

> Canton's perfect season ends with district final loss to Belleville

> 'Why not us?': Canton hopes to repeat history against No. 1 Belleville

> Belleville football coach Jermain Crowell defends keeping starters in during blowouts

> Belleville's Myles Rowser still eyeing Michigan football after 'homecoming' for Tigers

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Canton

Canton (8-0) 75.000 35,
Livonia Stevenson (4-4) 44.000  28

 

> Canton stalls Livonia Stevenson, Caden Woodall to advance to district championship

> Badger-led Canton upends Woodall-fueled Stevenson; Belleville next for Chiefs

> Livonia Stevenson star plans to play football at Harvard. His backup plan is even better.

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Belleville

Belleville (8-0) 74.333 34,
Northville (5-3) 57.000 0

 

> Belleville QB Christian Dhue-Reid sets state record for career passing touchdowns

 

First round

 

Friday, October 30

Canton (7-0) 75.000 42,

Wayne Memorial (0-7) 15.000 8

 

Livonia Stevenson (4-3) 44.000 49,

Westland John Glenn (2-5) 33.167 13

 

> Livonia Stevenson's Caden Woodall eyes 2,000-yard rushing mark amid COVID-curtailed year

 

Belleville (7-0) 74.333 47,

Plymouth (1-6) 24.000 3

 

> Belleville QB Christian Dhue-Reid is nearing a state TD pass record. But at what cost?

 

Northville (5-2) 57.000 37,

Salem (1-6) 24.000 14

 

> Northville wears down Salem, 37-14, in its first football playoff game since 2016

 

District 6

 

Final

 

At Detroit Cass Technical

Detroit Cass Technical (9-0) 62.167 42,

Brownstown Woodhaven (7-2) 59.267 8

 

> Mumpfield leads Detroit Cass Tech in dominating win over Woodhaven for district title

> Woodhaven football falls hard to Detroit Cass Tech in district final

> The disruptive forces behind Cass Tech football's MHSAA playoff run: Kalen and Kobe

 

Semifinals

 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

At Detroit Cass Technical

Detroit Cass Technical (8-0) 62.167 42,
Dearborn Fordson (5-3) 54.167 7

 

> Detroit Cass Tech uses big plays to plow over Dearborn Fordson, 42-7, in MHSAA playoffs

> Fordson football falls hard to Detroit Cass Tech

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Brownstown Woodhaven

Brownstown Woodhaven (7-1) 59.267 41,

Dearborn (3-5) 32.000 3

 

First round

 

Saturday, October 31

Detroit Cass Technical (7-0) 62.167 1,
Dearborn Edsel Ford (1-6) 20.000 0 (Forfeit)

 

Saturday, October 31

Dearborn Fordson (5-2) 54.167 40,

Detroit Western International (5-2) 48.500 28

 

> Third-quarter rally launches Dearborn Fordson past Detroit Western

> Fordson football gets by Detroit Western in playoff opener

 

Friday, October 30

Brownstown Woodhaven (6-1) 59.267 49,

Taylor (1-6) 21.767 7

 

Dearborn (3-4) 32.000 20,

Monroe (4-3) 54.167 15

 

District 7

 

Final

 

At Sterling Heights Stevenson

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020

West Bloomfield (8-1) 64.167 63,

Sterling Heights Stevenson (7-2) 64.367  6

 

> West Bloomfield's Donovan Edwards scores six TDs (!!!) to cruise in MHSAA playoffs

> West Bloomfield's Donovan Edwards delivers a performance of a lifetime in just one half

> Donovan Edwards, West Bloomfield overpower Sterling Heights Stevenson 63-6

> Donovan Edwards’ 6 touchdowns lead West Bloomfield’s 63-6 blowout of Sterling Heights Stevenson

 

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Sterling Heights Stevenson

Sterling Heights Stevenson (7-1) 64.367 19,
Southfield Arts & Technology (3-4) 39.000 14

 

> Stevenson uses power game to score district football victory over Southfield A&T

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield (7-1) 64.167 56,

Troy (4-4) 34.867 3

 

First round

 

Friday, October 30

Sterling Heights Stevenson (6-1) 64.367 41,

Farmington (0-7) 15.400 15

 

Southfield Arts & Technology (3-3) 39.000 62,

Troy Athens (2-4) 37.000 6

 

West Bloomfield (6-1) 64.167 42,

Utica Ford II (1-6) 25.500 0

 

> West Bloomfield defense on shutout streak

 

Troy (4-3) 34.867 29,

Bloomfield Hills (3-4) 46.067 14

 

District 8

 

Final

 

At Rochester Hills Stoney Creek

Romeo (4-4) 36.200 45,

Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (7-1) 71.900 27

 

> Romeo crushes Stoney Creek's dream season with surprising rout, 45-27, in MHSAA playoffs

> Romeo brings an end to Stoney Creek’s dream season

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Rochester Hills Stoney Creek

Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (7-0) 71.900 28,
Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (3-4) 39.000 21

 

> Stoney Creek rides Cam'ron Burford to 28-21 win over Chippewa Valley

> Stoney Creek gets first taste of postseason success

> Stoney Creek RB Cam Burford has college-level talent. Just ask Chippewa Valley

 

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Macomb Dakota

Romeo (4-4) 36.200 15,

Macomb Dakota (6-2) 67.733  14

 

> How Romeo football Kenny Stabler-ized Macomb Dakota to advance in MHSAA football playoffs

 

First round

 

Friday, October 30

Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (6-0) 71.900  (Bye)

 

Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (3-3) 39.000 21,

Utica Eisenhower (2-5) 38.400 14

 

> Chippewa Valley overtakes Utica Eisenhower in playoff opener

> Chippewa Valley scores 21 straight in comeback win

> For Chippewa Valley football, the games are no problem. It's surviving the pandemic

 

Macomb Dakota (6-1) 67.733 43,

Macomb L'Anse Creuse North (0-5) 7.000 6

 

Romeo (3-4) 36.200 20,

Fair Haven Anchor Bay (4-3) 50.833 6