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Oakland County

Local football teams learn their postseason opponents

October 24, 2012

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Bloomfield Hills Lahser quarterback Spencer McCourt drops back to pass in a game earlier this season.

After battling their way through the nine regular-season games, a handful of local teams finished with six or more wins to earn an automatic berth into the postseason.

Here’s a look at which teams are in and where they’ll be going.

Division 2
After a season that included the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division championship, Birmingham Seaholm plays host to Oxford High at 7 p.m. Oct. 26.

The Maples come in at 8-1 overall and winners of six straight games. Oxford is 6-3, winning its last three games to earn the playoff bid.

On the other side of the district, Birmingham Brother Rice travels to Port Huron High at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. The Warriors and Port Huron are both 7-2, but Port Huron has more playoff points, thus giving them the home-field advantage.

Division 3
Bloomfield Hills Lahser has a date with a familiar foe. The Knights are traveling to OAA Blue rival Auburn Hills Avondale. Lahser comes in at 6-3 after losing two of its last three games, including a 37-20 defeat to Avondale in week eight. The Yellow Jackets are 8-1. Their only loss was against Seaholm.

The other side of the bracket features South Lyon East at 5-4, which earned a bid based on playoff points, and Catholic High School League champion Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. The Eaglets are 7-2.

Division 4
Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day is on the road, traveling to Clinton Township Clintondale at 7 p.m. Oct. 26.

The Yellowjackets are 7-2 and looking to give Clintondale its first loss of the season.

On the other side of the bracket, 6-3 Livonia Clarenceville travels to 8-1 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep.

The times and dates of some of the games are still to be determined. Check the Michigan High School Athletic Association website at or call the host school for more details.

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November 16, 2015

Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day

Thanks to two early scores, some lock-down defense, and a touchdown with just 5:25 remaining in regulation, the Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day football team picked up a 20-13 victory against Milan High in a Division 4 regional final on Nov. 14 and earned this week’s Team of the Week honor. Country Day, which had outscored its opponents 78-7 in the district round, advanced to the state semifinals for the second year in a row. The Yellowjackets (11-1) face Flint Powers Catholic (10-2) at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at West Bloomfield High.

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