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This Week in the MHSAA - Week of Oct. 25

WE'RE TALKING PLAYOFFS!!!! – The 45th MHSAA Football Playoffs begin this week with the first of three District rounds of play in the 11-player division; and the first of three Regional rounds in the 8-player Tournament

Lower Peninsula Boys Soccer and Cross Country have their Regional rounds this week.  Girls Volleyball begins District play next week.

Visit the respective sports pages of the MHSAA Website for pairings, draws and other information.


MEDIA AT FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAMES - All media need to go through the respective site managers when attending all Football Playoff games prior to the Finals in working capacity.  Call first - even if you have Tournament Media Passes from the MHSAA.  We are finished issuing Tournament Media Passes for the Fall, but we will post credential application forms for Finals events that all media must fill out for COVID tracing purposes.

 

BROADCASTING RULES CHANGE WITH TOURNAMENT PLAY –  A few weeks ago, we sent out a Media Advisory with information reaffirming the adjustments to MHSAA Broadcasting policies during the pandemic now that post-season tournaments are on the horizon.  Here are a few key points:

- Only one video stream may originate from an event.   Multiple over-the-air radio stations and internet outlets may  be granted rights to originate audio, but may face facility space limitations (i.e. working outside).  OTA stations may simulcast their audio on the internet.  No change from previous practice.

- FOX Sports Detroit and the NFHS Network (including School Broadcast Program/Pixellot schools) have the first pick of all games for live video streaming.  After that, host schools not a part of the SBP/Pixellot program have second pick.  FOX-NFHS Network-School picks are exclusive.   Third-party originations have third pick.   Third party video streaming originations by radio/audio outlets may take place based on the availability of a game – subject to any applicable rights fees to the MHSAA.

- Live over-the-air and cable television broadcasts may take place based on the availability of a game – subject to any applicable rights fees to the MHSAA.  A simulcast video stream is also based on availability and rights fee payments.

- Applying “first” does not matter.  The MHSAA reserves the right to assign rights to games based on the recommendations of school athletic directors and coverage history.  In this year of limited media accommodations, outlets should not plan on trying to cover other schools in their broadcast footprint once their own team has been eliminated if there is already established coverage.

- As always, tournament managers will be instructed to deny admission to outlets they have not received confirmation for from the MHSAA Office.  Even if you've been following a team throughout the regular season, you are still required to submit a Broadcast Application.

 

THIS WEEK'S FOOTBALL STREAMING GAMES ON FOX SPORTS DETROIT/NFHS NETWORK - This is the preliminary list of projected games this week to be streamed on FOX Sports Detroit, schools with Pixellot units and members of the School Broadcast Program, and the NFHS Network:

11-Player Pairings

 

DIVISION 1

 

Holland West Ottawa (0-5) 16.500 at Rockford (4-0) 69.500

Grand Rapids Union (1-5) 25.333 at Traverse City West (5-1) 53.167

Ann Arbor Pioneer (0-5) 9.500 at Saline (5-1) 66.533

Ann Arbor Huron (2-2) 31.000 at Kalamazoo Central (2-4) 33.567

Ann Arbor Skyline (1-4) 20.000 at Holt (2-3) 38.167

Howell (3-3) 42.000 at Hartland (3-3) 46.000

Walled Lake Northern (2-4) 33.833 at Detroit Catholic Central (6-0) 61.917

Novi (2-4) 35.000 at Brighton (4-2) 57.000

Lake Orion (3-2) 45.000 at Grand Blanc (5-1) 60.667 - FOX

Salem (1-5) 24.000 at Northville (4-2) 57.000

Taylor (1-5) 21.767 at Brownstown Woodhaven (5-1) 59.267

Utica Ford (1-5) 25.500 at West Bloomfield (5-1) 64.167

Troy (3-3) 34.867 at Bloomfield Hills (3-3) 46.067

Macomb L'Anse Creuse North (0-4) 7.000 at Macomb Dakota (5-1) 67.733

 

DIVISION 2

 

Lowell (3-3) 39.333 at Byron Center (5-1) 59.500 - FOX

Jackson (3-3) 32.833 at Portage Central (2-4) 34.033

Battle Creek Central (1-4) 17.500 at Portage Northern (5-1) 54.733

Alpena (0-6) 12.167 at Midland (6-0) 62.500

Flushing (2-4) 29.667 at Midland Dow (4-2) 45.000

Saginaw Heritage (0-5) 19.667 at Traverse City Central (5-1) 58.167

Walled Lake Central (0-6) 14.700 at Fenton (6-0) 67.667

Milford (1-5) 26.400 at South Lyon (4-2) 49.200

Waterford Mott (2-3) 30.000 at Walled Lake Western (4-2) 46.067

Ypsilanti Lincoln (3-3) 40.533 at Dexter (4-2) 47.333 - NFHS

Oak Park (0-6) 15.600 at Grosse Pointe South (4-2) 56.567 - FOX

Detroit U-D Jesuit (2-4) 31.400 at Grosse Pointe North (3-3) 38.667

Sterling Heights (0-5) 12.200 at Birmingham Seaholm (4-2) 56.333

 

DIVISION 3

 

Petoskey (2-4) 32.833 at Cedar Springs (4-2) 44.167

Gaylord (1-5) 23.000 at Mount Pleasant (5-1) 57.333

Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (2-4) 31.367 at Marquette (5-1) 45.167

Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills (0-6) 10.000 at Zeeland West (4-1) 52.167

Holland (0-6) 14.667 at Zeeland East (4-2) 46.333

Grand Rapids Northview (1-5) 20.667 at East Grand Rapids (3-3) 39.333

Richland Gull Lake (0-6) 10.000 at St Joseph (5-1) 56.333

Niles (1-5) 18.667 at Stevensville Lakeshore (4-2) 56.200

Jackson Northwest (0-5) 10.333 at DeWitt (6-0) 66.833

Ionia (1-5) 17.500 at Mason (6-0) 60.167

Haslett (2-4) 28.333 at Fowlerville (3-3) 42.400

Pontiac (0-6) 15.000 at Bay City Central (3-3) 38.167

Garden City (3-3) 35.833 at South Lyon East (4-2) 50.500

 

DIVISION 4

 

Wyoming Kelloggsville (1-5) 16.500 at Grand Rapids South Christian (5-1) 54.167

Plainwell (3-2) 38.500 at Vicksburg (4-2) 41.167

Marshall (2-4) 26.333 at Flint Powers Catholic (2-4) 32.833

Tecumseh (1-4) 25.200 at Livonia Clarenceville (4-2) 31.333

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood (0-4) 8.167 at Madison Heights Lamphere (6-0) 48.500

Hazel Park (1-5) 18.167 at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (5-1) 48.000

St Clair (1-5) 23.500 at Ortonville Brandon (5-1) 51.167

 

DIVISION 5

 

Cheboygan (0-6) 10.667 at Reed City (6-0) 51.433

Ogemaw Heights (3-3) 25.833 at Kingsford (3-2) 28.133

Standish-Sterling (1-5) 17.133 at Kingsley (6-0) 48.167

Saginaw Valley Lutheran (1-4) 8.100 at Freeland (5-1) 44.167

Carrollton (2-4) 22.667 at Midland Bullock Creek (3-3) 32.167

Shepherd (2-3) 20.333 at Saginaw Swan Valley (3-3) 33.500

Belding (5-1) 41.833 at Hopkins (5-1) 44.000

Lake Odessa Lakewood (3-3) 22.833 at Portland (5-1) 50.167 - NFHS

Hillsdale (4-2) 34.000 at Olivet (5-1) 39.333 - NFHS

Flat Rock (0-6) 12.667 at Romulus Summit Academy North (5-1) 38.833

Whitmore Lake (3-3) 20.333 at Dearborn Heights Robichaud (2-4) 28.000

Bridgeport (1-5) 16.833 at Frankenmuth (6-0) 52.500

Birch Run (1-5) 18.333 at Corunna (3-3) 35.000

 

DIVISION 6

 

Houghton (2-2) 22.100 at Calumet (2-3) 23.033

Negaunee (3-3) 22.000 at Gladstone (2-3) 24.933

Kalkaska (0-5) 6.333 at Manistee (4-2) 36.167

Elk Rapids (1-5) 13.833 at Maple City Glen Lake (4-2) 33.167

Kent City (5-1) 30.000 at Clare (6-0) 44.767

Tawas (0-6) 10.333 at Montrose (5-1) 40.500

Chesaning (2-4) 20.500 at Caro (3-3) 22.167

Otisville LakeVille (1-5) 10.833 at Millington (5-1) 39.500

Pinconning (0-6) 11.467 at Mt Morris (2-4) 23.833

Ecorse (2-4) 25.500 at Erie Mason (6-0) 34.500

Detroit Collegiate Prep (2-4) 16.667 at Durand (4-2) 31.500

 

DIVISION 7

 

Roscommon (1-4) 11.000 at Charlevoix (6-0) 41.000

L'Anse (1-5) 15.533 at Traverse City St Francis (4-2) 35.000

Lakeview (0-6) 6.667 at Ithaca (6-0) 41.667

Morley Stanwood (4-2) 27.000 at Ravenna (3-3) 28.167

Hesperia (4-2) 24.500 at Pewamo-Westphalia (5-1) 31.167

Vassar (0-6) 8.833 at Hemlock (6-0) 45.667

Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker (4-2) 26.833 at Bad Axe (4-2) 29.833

Reese (2-4) 20.000 at Cass City (6-0) 36.333

Byron (1-5) 13.667 at Burton Bendle (2-4) 15.533

Springport (1-3) 9.950 at Riverview Gabriel Richard (5-1) 37.833

Manchester (2-4) 19.167 at Grass Lake (4-2) 33.500

 

DIVISION 8

 

Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary (2-4) 21.633 at Harbor Beach (3-3) 23.500

Marlette (3-3) 20.667 at Unionville-Sebewaing (4-2) 25.833

Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (0-6) 9.600 at Royal Oak Shrine Catholic (4-2) 24.533

 

8-Player Pairings

 

DIVISION 1

 

Manistee Catholic Central (1-5) 12.667 at Suttons Bay (6-0) 33.500

International Academy of Flint (3-3) 18.500 at Adrian Lenawee Christian (6-0) 32.700

 

DIVISION 2

 

Bear Lake (2-4) 15.933 at Brethren (4-2) 22.767

Au Gres-Sims (1-5) 10.267 at Kinde North Huron (5-1) 27.633

Ashley (3-3) 18.700 at Peck (3-3) 20.500

 

HEAD TO THE MEDIA INFORMATION PAGE - The number of calls we get weekly from media members looking for information could be saved by just clicking on the Media Information page of the MHSAA Website.  It is the jumping-off point for everything from credentials to tournament information specifically for the media.  You can also make a quick jump to key information by going to the black box at the bottom of many pages of the MHSAA Website.

Here's a list of important links that will also help you find media information from the MHSAA: 

Press Releases
Credentials For Finals Events
General Media Information
Tournament Information For Media
Finals Press Notes
Scores & Schedules
School Directory
Sports Pages
Second Half-The Stories Behind The Scores
MultiMedia (Broadcast) Regulations & Forms 
Contact Us
Public Service Announcement Scripts & Downloads
MHSAA Graphics (Logos & Staff Photos)
MHSAA.TV Website  (Video) 
MHSAA Network Website (Audio)
This Week In High School Sports - Weekly Audio Podcast
Sports Participation Listing
MHSAA Network Information 
Additional Media Resources (Images & Videos)
MHSAA Facebook  Page
MHSAA On Twitter
MHSAA YouTube Channel  


Geoff Kimmerly, MHSAA Media & Content Coordinator
geoff@mhsaa.com 


John Johnson, MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties
john@mhsaa.com