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2018 MHSAA football semifinals

Saturday, November 17


Division 1

2017 champion: Clarkston


At Okemos

Clarkston (11-2) 21, No. 5 Saline (11-2) 3

> New group, same goals as Clarkston gets set to defend Division 1 title

> 'Confident' Clarkston tops Saline 21-3 to make it back to D1 football final


At Troy Athens

No. 2 Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (13-0) 28, No. 3 Belleville (12-1) 16

> Chippewa Valley shuts down Belleville, reaches title game

> Tommy Schuster, defense reason why Chippewa Valley in championship game

> Chippewa Valley punches Ford Field ticket with 28-16 win over Belleville

> Chippewa Valley football heading to state final


Division 2

2017 champion: Warren De La Salle


At Grand Ledge

No. 1 Muskegon Mona Shores (12-1) 49, Midland (9-4) 28

> Chemics meet their match in No. 2 Mona Shores

> Muskegon Mona Shores overcomes fumbles, runs over Midland High for semifinal win


At Hazel Park

No. 4 Warren De La Salle (11-2) 28, No. 9 Birmingham Groves (10-3) 0

> Groves' title aspirations come to a halt in D2 semifinal game

> Defending Division 2 champ Warren De La Salle headed back to Ford Field

> De La Salle's defense dooms Groves in Division 2 semifinal battle

> De La Salle will get chance to repeat as champ

> De La Salle football set to play for state title after stuffing Groves


Division 3

2017 champion: Muskegon


At Grand Haven

No. 1 Muskegon (13-0) 45, No. 5 Zeeland East (11-2) 22

> Muskegon football's 'Defend It' quest must get past Detroit King - again

> Muskegon wears down Zeeland East in semifinals; King rematch awaits


At Brighton

D2 No. 3 Detroit Martin Luther King (11-2) 34, No. 2 DeWitt (12-1) 21

> Detroit King vs. Muskegon: The rematch that's been simmering since August

> Run for DeWitt football ends with state semifinal setback to Detroit King

> Finn, Boone help Detroit King run over DeWitt, 34-21, for D3 title berth


Division 4

2016-17 champion: Grand Rapids Catholic Central


At Vicksburg

No. 1 Edwardsburg (13-0) 46, No. 2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central (11-2) 44 (OT)

> Grand Rapids Catholic Central's big rally comes up short against Edwardsburg


At Walled Lake Northern

Chelsea (10-3) 38, No. 8 Williamston (10-3) 13

> Chelsea rides dominating second half to Ford Field, ends Williamston's run

> First-year coach leads Chelsea to D4 final with rout of No. 4 Williamston


Division 5

2013-17 champion: Grand Rapids West Catholic


At Greenville

Hudsonville Unity Christian (11-2) 14, No. 1 Saginaw Swan Valley (12-1) 7

> Unity Christian holds off top-ranked Swan Valley in Division 5 semis


At Howell

No. 2 Portland (13-0) 35, Marine City (10-3) 14

> Owen Guilford's surprise offensive contributions send Portland to D5 state title game

> Marine City falls to Portland, 35-14, in Division 5 state semifinal


Division 6

2016-17 champion: Jackson Lumen Christi


At Mt. Pleasant Community Stadium

Montague (11-2) 14, No. 2 Traverse City St. Francis (12-1) 7

> Wildcats claw past Gladiators, 14-7


At Novi

No. 1 Jackson Lumen Christi (12-0) 42, Montrose (10-3) 20

> Lumen Christi overcomes slow start, punches third straight ticket to Ford Field


Division 7

2016-17 champion: Pewamo-Westphalia


At Clare

No. 2 New Lothrop (12-1) 51, D6 No. 4 Lake City (12-1) 22

> New Lothrop to meet Madison Heights Madison in Division 7 final


At Jackson

No. 3 Madison Heights Madison (13-0) 37, No. 7 Cassopolis (12-1) 34

> Madison Heights Madison beats Cassopolis to advance to state title game

> Madison Heights Madison earns trip to Division 7 football title game


Division 8

2017 champion: Ottawa Lake Whiteford


At Chesaning

No. 1 Breckenridge (13-0) 12, No. 3 Harbor Beach (11-2) 0

> Breckenridge makes school history, reaches state final with ninth shutout

> Huskies heading to Ford Field


At Battle Creek Harper Creek

D7 No. 6 Reading (13-0) 38, Holton (8-5) 0

> Holton's movie-like playoff run ends in semis against powerful Reading

> Reading rolls past Holton 38-0, into first state title game appearance



At Northern Michigan University Superior Dome


Division 1

2018 champion: Morrice



No. 3 Morrice (13-0) 44, No. 1 Pickford (11-1) 16

> Morrice, Rapid River win 8-man titles

> Pickford falls to Morrice 44-16 in MHSAA Division I 8-Player Final


Division 2

2018 champion: Rapid River



Rapid River (10-3) 30, Onekama (10-3) 18

> Onekama loses first title appearance





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