Schedule Includes Boys Soccer Matchups with League Title, District Seeding Implications

By Jon Ross
MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties

September 28, 2021

With the boys soccer season drawing to a close over the next two weeks, and the NFHS Network will feature a number of matchups in that sport that will impact league championship races and possibly the seeding of the top two teams in each District, the latter to be announced Sunday (Oct. 3).

A pair of games appearing on this week will have significant impacts on the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference title race. On Tuesday (Sept. 28), league leader St. Joseph (11-0-2) hosts Stevensville Lakeshore (4-4-2), and on Thursday (Sept. 30) second place Richland Gull Lake (13-1) hosts tied-for-third Portage Northern (7-4-3). Also Tuesday, Ottawa-Kent Conference White leader Grand Rapids Christian (9-4-1) takes on East Grand Rapids (6-2-5) in a matchup of the only two teams undefeated in league play, and Oakland Activities Association Red co-leader Troy (10-0-3) faces third place Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (9-3-3).

The majority of regular-season games will be played by the end of next week, with District play to begin Oct. 13. Seeding of the top two teams in each District bracket – determined by Michigan Power Rating (MPR) – will be determined from results through Saturday (Oct. 2) and announced Sunday (Oct. 3) on the MHSAA Website.

Week 6 of the football regular season again will see more than 150 games broadcast on, in addition to the weekly live streams by MHSAA media partners Bally Sports Detroit and State Champs Sports Network. On Friday, Bally will travel to East Grand Rapids for its annual rivalry matchup with Lowell; game time is 7 p.m. with the broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit PLUS, online and on the BSD app. On Saturday, State Champs will stream live the 1 p.m. matchup of Madison Heights Madison at Warren Fitzgerald.

See below for links to a number of notable events on the Network this week:

Oct. 1, 6 p.m.:
Clare at Marquette
Oct. 1, 6:45 p.m.: Paw Paw at Edwardsburg
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: Clarkston at West Bloomfield
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: Sterling Heights Stevenson at Clinton Township Chippewa Valley
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: Grosse Pointe South at Macomb Dakota
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: New Lothrop at Ovid-Elsie
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: Climax-Scotts at Adrian Lenawee Christian
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: Detroit Catholic Central at Warren De La Salle Collegiate
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: Cadillac at Traverse City Central
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: Centreville at Cassopolis
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: St. Joseph at Portage Central
Oct. 1, 7 p.m.: Central Montcalm at Reed City

Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m.:
Plymouth Christian Academy at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian
Sept. 28, 7 p.m.: Lake Orion at Clarkston
Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.: Cadillac at Petoskey

Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.:
Stevensville Lakeshore at St. Joseph
Sept. 28, 6:45 p.m.: Grand Rapids Christian at East Grand Rapids
Sept. 28, 6:55 p.m.: Troy at Rochester Hills Stoney Creek
Sept. 30, 6:40 p.m.: Portage Northern at Richland Gull Lake

The schedule total includes more than 300 volleyball and more than 100 boys soccer matches this week. Click the links below to see all three sports’ listings in full:

Football VolleyballBoys Soccer

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. 

Today in the MHSAA: 4/22/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

April 22, 2024

1. SOFTBALL Lainey McDaniel threw a perfect game as undefeated Muskegon Reeths-Puffer handed previously-unbeaten Hamilton its first loss 10-0 in the Hawkeyes’ home invitational – Local Sports Journal

2. TRACK & FIELD Gladstone swept its home invitational’s team titles, and Ishpeming’s Lola Korpi broke a school record in the 3,200 from 1979 – Escanaba Daily Press

3. BASEBALL Division 1 No. 2 Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice swept No. 4 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 12-4 and 5-1 – The PreP

4. SOFTBALL Division 3 honorable mention Evart defeated Central Montcalm, Benzie Central and honorable mention Sanford Meridian to win its Cat Classic – Cadillac News

5. BASEBALL Division 3 No. 7 Charlevoix won the Cat Classic on the baseball side, with Hunter Lemerand throwing a perfect game against Marion – Petoskey News-Review

6. BOYS GOLF Grand Blanc shot a 605 to win the Traverse City Tee-Off – Traverse City Record-Eagle

7. TRACK & FIELD The Hartland boys and Pinckney girls won Howell Highland Games championships, with Eagles sprinter Cameron Cheetam among individual standouts – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

8. BOYS LACROSSE Bay City Western won its fourth-straight Michigan North/South Invitational, defeating West Bloomfield 5-2 to finish a perfect day – Bay City Times

9. BASEBALL Williamston defeated Division 3 No. 10 Traverse City St. Francis and Charlotte to win the Charlotte Invitational – Lansing State Journal

10. TRACK & FIELD St. Joseph swept team championships at the Portage Northern Invitational, and among individual highlights Coldwater’s Ella Grabowski broke a school long jump record set 43 years ago – Coldwater Daily Reporter