Warren De La Salle running back Brett Stanley heads for the end zone in a game earlier this season. The Pilots enter the playoffs at 5-4, giving the team a shot at a third straight Division 2 state title.

Warren De La Salle running back Brett Stanley heads for the end zone in a game earlier this season. The Pilots enter the playoffs at 5-4, giving the team a shot at a third straight Division 2 state title.

Photo by Patricia O'Blenes


Prep football playoff matchups set

32 local teams in the field

By: Jason Carmel Davis | Online Only | Published October 27, 2019

The 2019 state football playoffs kick off Nov. 1 and 32 teams from inside the C & G Sports coverage have played their way into the postseason.

The action starts with predistricts Nov. 1 and end with the Division 1-8 state title games Nov. 29-30 at Ford Field in Detroit.

Teams that play a nine-game schedule must win six games to receive an automatic bid into the postseason. Teams that finish 5-4 or 4-4 have a shot at the playoffs if there are not enough six-win teams to fill out the bracket or if they played a strong enough schedule.

Following is a list of the first-round matchups featuring teams in the coverage area. Times and dates will be added as they become available.

Division 1

Region 2
Canton (5-4) at West Bloomfield (8-1) — 7 p.m. Nov. 1

Region 3
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (5-4) at Lake Orion (8-1) — 7 p.m. Nov. 1
Rochester Adams (7-2) at Utica Eisenhower (7-2)

Region 4
Macomb Dakota (5-4) at Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (9-0) — 7 p.m. Nov. 1
Warren Mott (6-3) at Sterling Heights Stevenson (5-4)
Detroit Cass Tech (5-4) at Grosse Pointe South (7-2)

Division 2
Region 2
Flushing High (5-4) at Walled Lake Western (8-1)

Region 3
University of Detroit Jesuit (6-3) at North Farmington (9-0)
Farmington High (7-1) at Oak Park (8-1)

Region 4
Warren De La Salle (5-4) at Birmingham Groves (7-2) – 7 p.m. Nov. 1
Sterling Heights High (6-3) at Birmingham Seaholm (6-3)
Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse (6-3) at St Clair Shores Lakeview (7-2) — 7 p.m. Nov. 1

Division 3
Region 4
Marysville High (6-3) at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (8-1)
Birmingham Brother Rice (6-3) at Flint Kearsley (7-2)
Eastpointe High (6-3) at Redford Thurston (7-2)

Division 4
Region 3
North Branch High (7-2) at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (8-1) — 7 p.m. Nov. 1

Region 4
Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy (4-4) at Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day (9-0) — 7 p.m. Nov. 1
Harper Woods High (4-4) at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood (5-3)

Division 5
Region 4
Clawson High (6-3) at Detroit Henry Ford (6-3)

Division 6
Region 4
Clinton Township Clintondale (5-4) at Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central (7-1) — 7 p.m. Nov. 1
Detroit Osborn (5-4) at Warren Michigan Collegiate (8-1)

Division 7
Region 4
Madison Heights Bishop Foley (6-3) at Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker (6-3)
Madison Heights Madison (5-4) at Detroit Leadership Academy (8-1)

Division 8
Region 3
Auburn Hills Oakland Christian (7-2) at Fowler High (8-1)
Ottawa Lake Whiteford (5-4) at Royal Oak Shrine Catholic (7-2)