Michigan High School Football Playoffs – How to watch the State Finals | Live Stream Info, Start Times

Here we go, the final games of the 2022 Michigan High School Football season will see the top teams from all eight divisions try to attain prep football immortality this weekend in Detroit.

Many football games from this postseason are live streamed and available on MHSAA.tv or by visiting NFHSnetwork.com. Games on NFHS are accessible by subscription, costing $11.99 a month or $79.99 a year, and can be purchased by clicking here.

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ubly vs. Ottawa Lake Whiteford (Bally Sports Detroit, 10:00am)

Whiteford is looking to pull off the same magical campaign they had five years ago when they went undefeated all the way to the state title. After capturing another TCC title during the regular season, the Bobcats topped the competition in the playoffs, averaging 50.5 points per game.

Two years after losing to Centerville in the state title game, Ubly is back looking to make amends. They went undefeated for the second straight season and allowed double figures only twice this postseason.


Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central vs. Warren De La Salle (Bally Sports Detroit, 1:00 p.m.)

De La Salle, the defending D2 champions, returned to Ford Field for the third straight season and are hoping to win their fourth state title since 2014. The drivers took care of their opponents on the road to Detroit, giving up an average by 7.25 points per game

For all the regular season success, this is Forest Hills Central’s first state championship game appearance since losing to Harrison in the Class A title game in 1994. This Rangers team was efficient this season. year, beating the likes of Mona Shores and Dexter on their way to Friday.


Negaunee vs. Grand Rapids West Catholic (Bally Sports Detroit, 4:30pm)

This is West Catholic’s first crack at D6 glory since they stepped off D5. The Falcons have won five straight championships at D5 and are hoping they can win their first title in five years.

This is the most Negaunee gone in a football season since their state championship in 2002. 2022 saw the Miners go undefeated in the regular season for the first time since 2010, with the team posting two shutouts in their first two playoff games before pulling off nail biters against Gladstone and Reed City.


Grand Rapids South Christian vs. Goodrich (NFHS Network, 7:30 p.m.)

Since the state championship was held in 2014, South Christian has been unable to find a way over the hump. They certainly did, and then some this season, when the Sailors upended superpower Grand Rapids Catholic Central before winning an OK-Gold title, and upended Edwardsburg to beat their ticket to Ford Field.

The stars have aligned for Goodrich. A team that hasn’t made it past the pre-district round since 2012 has won 12 straight games, allowing double figures only four times down the stretch, with their offense providing enough punch to send the Martians to Detroit.

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Traverse City St. Francis vs. Jackson Lumen Christi (Bally Sports Detroit, 10:00am)

After missing the state semifinal last year, St. Francis are looking fiercely at their first D7 championship since 2009. They slayed the demons of their 2020 finals loss by beating New Lothrop last week using an offense that has a averaged over 52 points in his four playoff wins.

It has been four years since Lumen Christi ended its streak of three consecutive D6 state titles. They came close to winning P7 in 2019, falling to Pewamo-Westphalia. This is the Titans’ second chance at the championship since going down, and I hope their defense can slow the Gladiators down on Saturday.


Caledonia vs. Belleville (Bally Sports Detroit, 1:00pm)

A matchup that many look forward to sees the defending D1 champions, and unanimous #1 team in the state this season, take on a Western Michigan team in unfamiliar territory.

Belleville made it to at least the Finals four in each of the past five seasons, before winning their first championship in 2021. Dating back to last season, the Tigers have won 24 straight games, including a 29-28 Detroit Cass Tech victory last Friday .

Prior to last year, Caledonia had recorded five consecutive losing seasons. However, after falling short in the regional final in 2021, the Fighting Scots showed their maturity this season, bouncing back from a regular season loss to Rockford to beat the Rams in the district final, beating the Grand Ledge and Clarkston to make it through. at Ford Field.. Caledonia has a chance to win its first state title since doing it in D3 in 2005.


Gladwin vs. Frankenmuth (Bally Sports Detroit, 4:30pm)

Gladwin comes to Detroit for the first state championship game in program history. After years of mediocrity, the Flying Gs posted another undefeated regular season this year and beat the ticket to Ford Field by upsetting the three-time defending state champions in Grand Rapids Catholic Central last week.

This is Frankenmuth’s first shot at the state title since losing to the aforementioned GRCC two years ago. The Eagles have dominated this season, posting five shutouts this season, including a 38-0 victory over Detroit Country Day in the semifinals last Saturday. Frankenmuth hasn’t posted double digits on defense since September.


Muskegon vs. Detroit Martin Luther King (Bally Sports Detroit, 7:30pm)

Detroit MLK is another team hoping to defend their title on Saturday. While it wasn’t as great a season for the Crusaders as compared to the 2021 championship season, they picked it up again in the postseason, outpacing the competition to make it to Ford Field for the sixth time in the past eight years.

Muskegon has been a top school in Western Michigan for nearly two decades. Since 2004, the Big Reds have come to a D2 or D3 title game 11 times, winning only four times, however. Muskegon is looking to win his first championship since beating Harrison five years ago.

One of Muskegon’s losses in the D3 Finals in 2018 as MLK outlasted the Big Reds in a 41-25 win.

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