5 Metro Detroit Schools Reach MHSAA Football State Finals

Five teams will fight for four titles next weekend at Ford Field

November 17, 2018 - 11:51 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- After 16 state semifinal football games across Michigan on Saturday, there are five teams from the Metro Detroit area left standing with the dreams of bringing home a MHSAA state championship at Ford Field next weekend.


The defending Division 1 state champions from Clarkston (11-2) defeated Saline 21-3 Saturday to advance to a second straight finals appearance.

Meanwhile, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (13-0) beat Belleville 28-16 to keep their undefeated season alive. The school is in search of its first state title since 2001.

The Wolves and Big Reds will meet at Ford Field Saturday at 1 p.m.


Warren DeLaSalle (11-2) is also in search of a repeat championship. The Pilots beat Birmingham Groves in the semifinals 28-0 and advance to play Muskegon Mona Shores (12-1).

The Pilots beat the Sailors 44-8 in the 2014 state final for the program's first-ever title.

The D-2 final is set for 1 p.m. on Friday.


Detroit Martin Luther King (11-2) will be looking for its first title since going back-to-back in 2015-16. The Crusaders beat perviously unbeaten DeWitt 34-21 on Saturday.

King is set to take on the defending champion Muskegon Big Reds, who are owners of a 23-game winning streak. That includes a 24-21 thriller over King back in week 2.

Kickoff for the D-3 final is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.


Madison Heights Madison (13-0) will look to cap off an undefeated season against New Lothrop (12-1) after eking out a 37-34 win over Cassopolis in the semifinals.

The Eagles were a win away from their first state championship appearance since 2006 a year ago, but lost to Saugatuck in the semifinals.

Madison and New Lothrop will kick things off early on Saturday with a 10 a.m. start time.


DIVISION 4 - Chelsea (10-3) vs. Edwardsburg (13-0); Friday, 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 5 - Hudsonville Unity Christian (11-2) vs. Portland (13-0); Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

DIVISION 6 - Montague (11-2) vs. Jackson Lumen Christi (12-0); Friday, 4:30 p.m.

DIVISION 8 - Breckenridge (13-0) vs. Reading (13-0); Friday, 8:30 p.m.

All of the championship games will be broadcast on Fox Sports Detroit or Fox Sports Detroit Plus. See the full broadcast schedule here.