Michigan High School Football Playoffs: How To Watch The State Finals | Live stream information, start times

This is it, the final games of the 2022 Michigan High School Football season will see the top teams from all eight divisions look to achieve high school football immortality this weekend in Detroit.

Many football games this postseason are broadcast live and available on MHSAA.tv or by visiting NFHSnetwork.com. Games at NFHS are accessible via subscription, costing $11.99 per month or $79.99 per year, and can be purchased by clicking here.

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Ubly vs. Ottawa Lake Whiteford (Bally Sports Detroit, 10 a.m.)

Whiteford is looking to pull off the same magical campaign they did five years ago, when they went undefeated until the state title. After clinching another TCC title during the regular season, the Bobcats have outpaced the competition in the playoffs, scoring an average of 50.5 points per game.

Two years after losing to Centerville in the state title game, Ubly is back looking to make amends. They were undefeated for the second straight season and have allowed double figures just twice during this postseason.


Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central vs. Warren De La Salle (Bally Sports Detroit, 1 p.m.)

De La Salle, the reigning D2 champions, are back at Ford Field for the third straight season and are hoping to win their fourth state title since 2014. The Pilots beat their opponents en route to Detroit, giving up an average of 7.25 points per game.

For all the regular season success, this is Forest Hills Central’s first appearance in a state championship game since losing to Harrison in the Class A title game in 1994. This Rangers team has been efficient this year, beating Mona Shores and Dexter heading into Friday.


Negaunee vs. Grand Rapids West Catholic (Bally Sports Detroit, 4:30 p.m.)

This is West Catholic’s first shot at D6 glory since moving down from D5. The Falcons have won five straight D5 championships and look forward to winning their first title in five years.

This is the furthest Negaunee in a football season since their state championship in 2002. 2022 saw the Miners go undefeated in the regular season for the first time since 2010, with the team posting two shutouts in their first two playoff games. before pulling out nail bites against Gladstone and Reed City.


Grand Rapids South Christian vs. Goodrich (NFHS Network, 7:30 p.m.)

Since their state championship run in 2014, South Christian had been unable to find a way to overcome the hurdle. They certainly have, and then some this season, as the Sailors defeated Grand Rapids superpower Catholic Central before winning an OK-Gold title, and defeated Edwardsburg to score their ticket to Ford Field.

The stars have aligned for Goodrich. A team that hadn’t made it past the pre-district round since 2012 has won 12 straight games, allowing double figures just four times down the stretch, with its offense providing enough strength to send the Martians to Detroit.

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Traverse City St. Francis v. Jackson Lumen Christi (Bally Sports Detroit, 10 a.m.)

After coming up short in the state semifinal last year, St. Francis is looking fiercely at their first D7 Championship since 2009. They slayed the demons from their 2020 final loss by beating New Lothrop last week using an offense that has averaged over 52 points in his four playoff wins.

It’s been four years since Lumen Christi wrapped up their streak of three straight D6 state titles. They came close to winning at D7 in 2019, losing to Pewamo-Westphalia. This is the Titans’ second chance at the championship since being dropped, and they hope their defense can slow down the Gladiators on Saturday.


Caledonian vs. Belleville (Bally Sports Detroit, 1 p.m.)

In a matchup many can’t wait to see, the defending D1 champs and the unanimous No. 1 team in the state this season take on a team from West Michigan in uncharted territory.

Belleville has made at least the final four in each of the past five seasons, before winning its first championship in 2021. Since last season, the Tigers have won 24 straight games, including a 29-28 win over Detroit Cass Tech last Friday.

Prior to last year, Caledonia had recorded five consecutive losing seasons. However, after coming up short in the regional final in 2021, the Fighting Scots have shown their maturity this season, bouncing back from a regular season loss to Rockford by beating the Rams in the district final, beating Grand Ledge and Clarkston to achieve it. to Ford Field.. Caledonia has a chance to win its first state title since doing so in D3 in 2005.


Gladwin vs. Frankenmuth (Bally Sports Detroit, 4:30 p.m.)

Gladwin comes to Detroit for its first state championship game in program history. After years of mediocrity, the Flying G’s posted another undefeated regular season this year, punching their ticket to Ford Field by defeating three-time defending state champions at Grand Rapids Catholic Central last week.

This is Frankenmuth’s first state title shot since losing to the aforementioned GRCC two years ago. The Eagles have dominated this season, recording five shutouts this season, which includes their 38-0 win over Detroit Country Day in the semifinals last Saturday. Frankenmuth hasn’t posted double digits on defense since September.


Muskegon vs. Detroit Martin Luther King (Bally Sports Detroit, 7:30 p.m.)

Detroit MLK is another team hoping to defend their title on Saturday. While it hasn’t been nearly as pretty a season for the Crusaders compared to their 2021 championship season, they recaptured it in the postseason, beating their competition to reach Ford Field for the sixth time in the last eight years.

Muskegon has been one of the best schools in West Michigan for almost two decades. Since 2004, the Big Reds have reached a D2 or D3 title game 11 times, however they have only won four times. Muskegon is looking to win its first championship since beating Harrison five years ago.

One of Muskegon’s losses in the D3 final in 2018, when MLK edged out the Big Reds with a 41-25 victory.

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