Schedule Filled with 400+ Live Events

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

September 14, 2021

More than 400 events will be broadcast live this week on and the NFHS Network, including a season high of nearly 170 football games. 

Highlighting this week’s Network football schedule are a pair of Division 1 matchups with potential league title implications. In the Saginaw Valley League Red, reigning champion Davison hosts Grand Blanc, while in the Macomb Area Conference Red reigning co-champion Macomb Dakota hosts Clinton Township Chippewa Valley.

The Bally Sports Detroit broadcast team this week will travel to Thirlby Field in Traverse City for the annual “Patriot Game” between Central and West. The game regularly draws more than 10,000 fans and honors U.S. military veterans, active-duty military, first responders and more area heroes who have died serving our country. Bally will present the game live at 7 p.m. on its Bally Sports Detroit PLUS cable channel and also on its website and app.

A pair of Thursday (Sept. 16) volleyball matches feature recent state powers, as reigning Division 1 champion Bloomfield Hills Marian takes on 2019 champ Farmington Hills Mercy, and reigning Division 2 champ Grand Rapids Christian faces last season’s Division 1 runner-up Lowell. In boys soccer, undefeated Grand Rapids South Christian hosts Ada Forest Hills Eastern also on Thursday, with Novi also looking to stay unbeaten while welcoming Plymouth.

Online viewers should keep in mind that the only sites that livestream MHSAA events are the NFHS Network (, Bally Sports Detroit (one game per week), State Champs! Sports Network (one game per week), or a school-controlled website (on a school YouTube or Facebook page, for example). There are many scams that advertise livestreams and are phishing for personal information. Some even attempt to install malware on computers or devices. If viewers see a link to a game that is not on one of the providers listed above, it is fake. If unsure, viewers should contact the host school or MHSAA before providing personal information.

Below are listings and links to just a few of the events of note this week on    

Sept. 16: Lowell at Grand Rapids Christian, 6 p.m.:
Sept. 16: Farmington Hills Mercy at Bloomfield Hills Marin, 7 p.m.:
Sept. 16: Centreville at Bloomingdale, 7 p.m.:
All volleyball matches this week (170+ matches):

Sept. 16: Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central at East Grand Rapids, 6:45 p.m.:
Sept. 16: Ada Forest Hills Eastern at Grand Rapids South Christian, 6:45 p.m.:
Sept. 16: Plymouth at Novi, 7 p.m.:
All soccer games this week (80+ games):

Sept. 17: Traverse City Central vs. Traverse City West at Thirlby Field, 7 p.m.: Bally Sports Detroit PLUS, BSD Website and app
Sept: 17 Davison at Grand Blanc, 7 p.m.:
Sept. 17: Clinton Township Chippewa Valley at Macomb Dakota, 7 p.m.:
Sept. 17: St. Louis at Hemlock, 7 p.m.:
Sept. 17: Kingsford at Marquette, 7 p.m.:
Sept. 17 Brighton at Novi, 7 p.m.:
All football games this week (170+ games):

NFHS Network subscriptions begin at $10.99 per month. Subscribers have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country. School Broadcast Program participants benefit as a portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program.

More than 400 MHSAA member schools are participants in the School Broadcast Program, now in its 13th year, producing games using traditional hands-on student crews or via Pixellot cameras installed at stadiums and gymnasiums across the state. A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA Website.

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