2017 Football Playoffs

2017 MHSAA Football Finals Home
Schedules and Scores Home

Note: Home Teams at MHSAA-Designated Semifinal Sites and Finals at Ford Field
are determined by the highest Playoff Point Average. 

Printable PDF Brackets: D1D2D3D4 | D5D6D7D8 | 8-Player D1 | 8-Player D2

Football Finals

2017 Ford Field - 11-Player

November 24 
Division 8 - 10 am
Division 2 - 1 pm
Division 6 - 4:30 pm
Division 4 - 7:30 pm
November 25 
Division 7 - 10 am
Division 1 - 1 pm
Division 5 - 4:30 pm
Division 3 - 7:30 pm

2017 8-Player - NMU Superior Dome 
Saturday, Nov. 18

Division 1 - 11 am
Division 2 - 2 pm

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Tracking the Tournament

2017 Season


Live Video  |  Live Audio  |  Press Conferences | 2H Previews

Friday, Nov. 24

D8: Ottawa Lake Whiteford vs Saginaw Nouvel - 10 am
D2: Warren DeLaSalle vs Livonia Franklin - 1 pm
D6: Ithaca vs Jackson Lumen Christi - 4:30 pm
D4: Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs Edwardsburg - 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 25

D7: Pewamo-Westphalia vs Saugatuck - 10 am
D1: Clarkston vs West Bloomfield - 1 pm
D5: Grand Rapids West Catholic vs Saginaw Swan Valley - 4:30 pm
D3: Muskegon vs Farmington Hills Harrison - 7:30 pm

8-Player Finals - Superior Dome, Marquette - Nov. 18 

D1: Central Lake 32,  Deckerville 30 - Stats | 2H Coverage
D2: Crystal Falls Forest Park 54, Portland St. Patrick 12 - Stats | 2H Coverage 

  • 2017 Weekly 11-player Schedules and Scores:
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | PD | D | R | SF | F
  • 2017 Weekly 8-player Schedules and Scores:
    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | PR | R | SF | F

2017-18 Enrollment List
2017 Football Schools by Enrollment
2017 8-Player Schools

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Additional Resources

PREVENT DEFENSE: Backing Interscholastic Football

Coaches' Requirements

High school head coaches of a varsity sport must have a valid CPR Certification (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). More information on this CPR Certification can be found here. CPR Certification is tracked by the school athletic director, similar to the rules meeting-risk management course requirement for assistant and sub varsity coaches.  Athletic Directors must confirm (attest) each season through MHSAA.com that both these requirements have been met. If a coaching requirement is not complete prior to the deadline, the school shall prohibit that coach  from coaching in that season's MHSAA tournament for the sport involved and shall not be present at the facility where the MHSAA tournament involving that coach's sports team is being held.

All individuals who have been designated by their school or district to serve as an assistant or subvarsity coach (paid or volunteer) at the high school level must complete the same rules/risk management meeting requirement as the high school head coach.

The deadlines for each MHSAA member high school athletic director to certify, while logged into MHSAA.com, that all of its assistant and subvarsity coaches (paid and volunteer) have completed this requirement are below. These are the same deadline applies for certifying that head coaches have met the CPR Requirement:

  • Fall Sports - Sept. 14
  • Winter Sports - Dec. 14
  • Spring Sports - April 12

2017-18 Rules Meeting Dates and Coaches Requirements

Assistant and subvarsity coaches who have been registered in the MHSAA’s system with an up-to-date email address may log in to MHSAA.com and complete the same required rules meeting, just as the varsity head coach must do. In the alternative, the school may direct or permit assistant and subvarsity coaches to complete the rules meeting requirement individually or in a group setting. Regardless of the method utilized, the administration of the school is responsible for attesting to the completion of the requirement by all sports team coaches by the deadlines listed above. Click the headline above to see the MHSAA  Handbook Coaching Requirements Regulations (Reg. II, Section 3 (B & C) and Section 8  (B & C).

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Dates to Remember

Online Rules Meetings -- 7/24-9/14

Practice Begins -- Aug. 7
First Contest -- Aug. 24
Maximum No. of Days/Contests -- 9C
Ratings Due Date - Dec. 1

Selection Sunday Show -- Oct. 22
     FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS, 7 p.m.
District Tournament -- Oct. 27 or 28 & Nov. 3 or 4
Regional Tournament -- Nov. 10 or 11
MHSAA Semifinals - Nov. 18
MHSAA Finals -- Nov. 24-25

8-Player Tournament

Regional Tournament -- Oct. 27 or 28 & Nov. 3 or 4
MHSAA Semifinals - Nov. 11
MHSAA Finals -- Nov. 18


The MHSAA has an agreement with Wilson Sporting Goods, as the Official ball of the MHSAA Football Playoffs. The agreement will run through the 2020 season, during which each playoff-qualifying school will be provided a Wilson football.

Finals on the Air

All games will be shown LIVE on FOX Sports Detroit or FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS, with the exception of Friday's Division 4 game, which will be shown on a same-day delayed basis on FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS that evening at 11:30 pm.

All of the games will be available live on the FOXSportsDetroit.com website and FOX Sports Go!

Live Finals audio will be available at MHSAANetwork.com for home and handheld listening. All games will be archived shortly after their completion on MHSAA.tv. Postgame press conferences following the first three games each day will be shown live at MHSAA.tv. DVDs are available for order at MHSAA.tv.