Football Finals

2020 11-Player - Ford Field

November 27
Division 8 - 10 am
Division 2 - 1 pm
Division 6 - 4:30 pm
Division 4 - 7:30 pm
November 28 
Division 7 - 10 am
Division 1 - 1 pm
Division 5 - 4:30 pm
Division 3 - 7:30 pm

2020 8-Player - NMU Superior Dome 

Saturday, Nov. 21
Division 1 - 11 am | Division 2 - 2 pm        

2020 Return to Play Guidelines
Football Acclimatization Week- Aug. 10-16 - 7/31


COVID-19 Messages from NAERA and Riddell

Football Home

Tracking the Tournament

NEW 2020 Football Playoffs

2020 Regular Season

2020 Weekly 11-player Schedules and Scores:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | PD | D | R | SF | F

2020 Weekly 8-player Schedules and Scores:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | PR | R | SF | F

Additional Resources

40-Second Play Clock Resources

PREVENT DEFENSE: Backing Interscholastic Football

Coaches' Requirements

NEW: Required Sportsmanship Courses
for Ejections/Disqualifications

Coaches Course – Teaching and Modeling Behavior
Players Course – Sportsmanship

MHSAA 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 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, 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. 17
  • Winter Sports - Dec. 10
  • Spring Sports - April 15

2020-21 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 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 link above to see the MHSAA  Handbook Coaching Requirements Regulations (Reg. II, Section 3 (B & C) and Section 8  (B & C).

Dates to Remember

Online Rules Meetings -- 7/27 - 9/17

Practice Begins -- Aug. 10
First Contest -- Aug. 27
Maximum No. of Days/Contests -- 9C
Ratings Due Date - Dec. 1

Selection Sunday Show -- Oct. 25
District Tournament -- Oct. 30 or 31 & Nov. 6 or 7
Regional Tournament -- Nov. 13 or 14
MHSAA Semifinals - Nov. 21
MHSAA Finals -- Nov. 27-28

8-Player Tournament

Regional Tournament --Oct. 30 or 31 & Nov. 6 or 7
MHSAA Semifinals - Nov. 14
MHSAA Finals -- Nov. 21


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 on FOX Sports Detroit or FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS.  Schedule of live games to be announced.

All of the games will be available live on the website and on handheld and television streaming devices like Roku on FOX Sports GO!

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


Both games will be shown on FOX Sports Detroit or FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS on a delayed basis to be announced.  Live video streaming plans are pending.

Live Finals audio will be available at for home and handheld listening. All games will be archived shortly after their completion on  Video downloads and DVDs are available for order at