WALLED LAKES — The first goal of the season is to qualify for the journey.
After that, the mission takes aim at Ford Field in Detroit.
The opening weekend of the state football playoffs came and went Nov. 1, and for a pair of Walled Lake teams, the 2013 season was extended for at least one more battle.
In Division 1 action, Walled Lake Northern beat Waterford Kettering 28-14 in a predistrict game at home.
The Knights improved to 8-2 this year with the win.
In a game played after press time, Northern hosted Rochester Adams (7-3) for the district crown.
In the other half of the district, Romeo High (6-4) traveled to play at Clarkston High (9-1).
The regional final will be played Nov. 15 or Nov. 16.
In other D-1 action, Walled Lake Western engaged in a shootout with Canton High and escaped with a 44-41 victory.
The Warriors (9-1) hosted Novi Detroit Catholic Central (8-2) after press time in a district final.
The winner faces either Saline High (9-1) or Temperance Bedford (10-0) in a regional final.