Contact: John Johnson
517.332.5046 or email@example.com
EAST LANSING, Mich - Oct. 15 - High school football’s second season in Michigan officially launches on Sunday (Oct. 21) at 6 p.m., with the announcement of the MHSAA Football Playoff field on the Selection Sunday Show on FOX Sports Detroit. The starting time had previously been listed at 7 p.m., but was moved Monday (Oct. 15).
Mickey York and Rob Rubick will reveal and breakdown the first round of play in the 256-team 11-player tournament field, as well as the 16-team bracket in the Association’s second annual 8-player playoffs.
Following the completion of the Selection Sunday Show, at approximately 6 p.m., the playoff qualifiers and first round pairings will be posted to the MHSAA Website. Game times will be added to the listings on Monday (Oct. 22).
The Selection Sunday Show is the second of two programs high school football fans can catch on FOX Sports Detroit this weekend. MHSAA Football Friday Overtime, in its second season on FOX Sports Detroit, will have its third show in its 60-minute format on Friday (Oct. 19) at 11:30 p.m.
York and Rubick host this highlights show, with featured games and scores from across the state. An encore presentation takes place Saturday’s at 10 a.m. Here’s where the FFOT cameras are scheduled to be this week:
Fowler at Manchester
Detroit Henry Ford at Detroit Central
Southfield Bradford at River Rouge
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek at Southfield
Detroit King vs. Detroit East English Village Prep
Jackson Northwest at Dexter
Haslett at Chelsea
South Lyon at Walled Lake Northern
Northville at Walled Lake Western
Madison Heights Madison at New Haven
Macomb Lutheran North at Richmond
PLUS – Four games from schools involved in the MHSAA Student Broadcasting Program:
Menominee at Petoskey or Maple City Glen Lake at St. Ignace
Gaylord at St. Johns
Yale at North Branch|
Lawton at Watervliet
New Weekly Content on MHSAA.tv
There's always fresh content to watch each week on the home page of the MHSAA.tv website. Two games from the School Broadcasting Program are being featured each week, along with a package of highlights from the previous week, and a new MHSAA Classic game from year’s past is placed center stage for fans to relive again.
This week's Best Of series games are:
- Girls Volleyball – Greenville at Cedar Springs - Produced by Cedar Springs High School
- Football - Indian River Inland Lakes at Rogers City - Produced by Rogers City High School
This week's MHSAA.TV Highlights features clips of the Perry at Montrose and Benzie Central at Cheboygan football games; a boys soccer match between South Haven at Plainwell; and a girls volleyball showdown between Bellaire at Onaway.
This week's MHSAA Classic is the 1992 Class A Football Final between Harper Woods Bishop Gallagher and Traverse City St. Francis, which was won by St. Francis in double overtime, 28-21.
School Broadcast Program on MHSAA.tv
Here’s the schedule of schools planning to cover varsity athletic events, which will be available at MHSAA.tv shortly after each game’s conclusion (As of Oct. 14):
Muskegon Oakridge at Ludington – Boys Soccer - Monday
Dearborn Heights Crestwood at Brownstown Woodhaven – Boys Soccer - Monday
Posen at Hillman – Girls Volleyball – Tuesday
Alba at Ellsworth – Girls Volleyball – Tuesday
Houghton at Calumet – Girls Volleyball – Tuesday
Rogers City at Cheboygan – Girls Volleyball – Wednesday
Lake Linden-Hubbell at Calumet – Girls Volleyball – Thursday
Menominee at Petoskey – Football – Friday
Gaylord at St. Johns – Football – Friday
Lawton at Watervliet – Football – Friday
Yale at North Branch – Football – Friday
Rudyard at Central Lake/Ellsworth – Football – Friday
Pickford at Onaway – Football – Friday
East Jordan at Charlevoix – Football - Friday
Mancelona at Indian River Inland Lakes – Football - Friday
Maple City Glen Lake at St. Ignace – Football – Friday (Tentative)
Through last Saturday (Oct. 13), the Student Broadcast Program had posted 396 events of all types of athletic and non-athletic events occurring between the schools involved in the program since the beginning o f the school year. There were 66 productions last week – 23 of them athletic events; the remainder programs ranging from homecoming parades and pep rallies to a public service announcement about the dangers of texting. Last year’s student-produced events totaled 2,474 over the entire school year.
Nearly 60 schools are involved in the School Broadcasting Program. Schools interested in becoming a part of the program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office.
PlayOn! Sports coverage on Xfinity
PlayOn! Sports, an MHSAA Network television partner, will be in Grand Rapids on Friday (Oct. 19) for the O-K Conference White Division championship between Lowell and Grand Rapids Christian High Schools. It’s the ninth of 13 games that will be featured each week by Xfinity on various platforms.
On Thursday (Oct. 18), the PlayOn! crew will be in the Thumb for a girls volleyball match in the Greater Thumb Association between Unionville Sebewaing and Bad Axe.
The North-South game will first air on Comcast Channel 900 on the following Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., with additional airings on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.; and Sunday at 6 p.m. The USA-Bad Axe volleyball match will be shown on Channel 900 the following Monday at 10 p.m.; and again on Saturday at 3 p.m. The games will be online for Xfinity subscribers at Xfinity.com/HighSchoolSports, and highlights will also be available on the Xfinity on Demand service.
In addition, one game each week during the first four rounds of the MHSAA Football Playoffs will also be presented; and the upcoming Capital Area Activities Conference girls volleyball championship will also be featured.
Now in its eighth season is the radio commentary MHSAA Perspective, which will air on over 60 radio stations across the state, generally during the local broadcasts of high school games. The program runs for 30 weeks through the end of the winter sports season. MHSAA Perspective can also be accessed from the home page of the MHSAA Website.
This week’s show: Football Playoff Primer - This week's edition of Perspective details the process to determine the qualifiers and first round pairings for the MHSAA Football Playoffs.
Stations carrying MHSAA Perspective are:
Adrian - WABJ-AM (1490) – Halftime of game broadcasts, Fridays at 7:45 a.m.
Alma - WQBX-FM (104.9) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Alpena - WATZ-AM (1450) – Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.; Halftime of basketball game broadcasts
Alpena – WKJZ-FM (94.9) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Bay City – Great Lakes Sports Network – GreatLakesSportsNetwork.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Cadillac - WATT-AM (1240) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Cadillac - WKAD-FM (93.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Coldwater – WTVB-AM (1590) – Halftime of game broadcasts; Saturday morning weeks of no games
Dearborn — Press & Guide - MIPrepZone.com/Dearborn - Halftime of game broadcasts
Deckerville - ThumbTailgater.com - Halftime of game broadcasts
East Lansing - WVFN-AM (730) – Between football game broadcasts and scoreboard show
Escanaba – WCHT-AM (600) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Escanaba – WDBC-AM (680) – Halftime of Escanaba High School games
Escanaba – WYKX-FM (104.7) – Halftime of Escanaba High School games
Escanaba – WUPF-FM (107.3)
Ferrysburg – WMPA-FM (93.1) - 6:40 p.m. on Football Fridays; approximately 5:50 and 7 p.m. prior to basketball games
Gaylord - WMJZ-FM (101.5)
Grand Haven – WGHN-FM (92.1) - 6:40 p.m. on Football Fridays; approximately 5:50 and 7 p.m. prior to basketball games
Grand Haven – WGHN-AM (1370) - 6:40 p.m. on Football Fridays; approximately 5:50 and 7 p.m. prior to basketball games
Grand Rapids - WBBL-FM (107.3) – Between games broadcast and scoreboard show
Grand Rapids - WTKG-AM (1230) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Grand Rapids – MichiganSportsRadio.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Grayling - WGRY-FM (100.3)
Hancock – WMPL-AM (920) – Pregame of football, halftime of basketball, first intermission of hockey game broadcasts
Hancock – WKMJ-FM (93.5) – Pregame of football, halftime of basketball, first intermission of hockey game broadcasts
Houghton - WHKB-FM (102.3) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Holland - WHTC-AM (1450) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Holland - WYVN-FM (92.7) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Houghton - WHKB FM (102.3) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Houghton – WCCY-AM (1400)- Halftime of game broadcasts
Iron Mountain – WZNL-FM (94.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Ironwood -- WJMS-AM (590) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Ishpeming – WUPG-FM (96.7)
Jackson - WIBM AM (1450) - 8:35 a.m. Saturday mornings; Halftime of game broadcasts
Jackson - WKHM AM (970) - 8:35 a.m. Saturday mornings; Halftime of game broadcasts
Kalamazoo – WQLR-AM (1660) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Manistique - WPIQ-FM (92.7) – 6 p.m. on game nights
Manistique - WTIQ-AM (1490) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Marquette - WUPT-FM (100.3)
Marquette – WNGE-FM (99.5) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Midland – WMPX-AM (1490) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Clemens — Macomb Daily- MIPrepZone.com/Macomb - Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Pleasant – WCZY-FM (104.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Pleasant – WMMI-AM (830) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Munising – WRUP-FM (98.3) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Munising – WQXO-AM (1400) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Muskegon - WLCS-FM (98.3) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Muskegon - WVIB-FM (100.1) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Negaunee - WKQS-FM (101.9) – Pregame of game broadcasts
Newberry - WMJT-FM (96.7)
Newberry – WNBY-AM (1450) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Pinconning - WLUN-FM (100.9) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Pontiac - The Oakland Press - MIPrepZone.com/Oakland – Halftime of game broadcasts
Roscommon – WQON-FM (101.1)
Sault Ste. Marie – WMKD-FM – (105.5) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sault Ste Marie – WSOO-AM (1230) – Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
South Haven – WCSY-FM (103.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Southgate — The News-Herald - MIPrepZone.com/Downriver - Halftime of game broadcasts
St. Joseph – WSJM-AM (1400) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sturgis - WBET-AM (1230) – Halftime of game broadcasts; during Sportstalk Saturday
Sturgis - WBET-FM (99.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Tawas City - WKJC-FM (104.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Tawas City – WQLB-FM (103.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Zeeland - WPNW-AM (1260) – Halftime of football, pregame of basketball game broadcasts, Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.