Michigan High School Football Playoffs – How to Watch the State Finals | Live stream information, tee times

That’s it, the final games of the 2022 Michigan high school football season will see the top teams from all eight divisions strive for prep football immortality in Detroit this weekend.

Many of this postseason’s football games will be streamed live and available on MHSAA.tv or on NFHSnetwork.com. Games on NFHS are accessible through a subscription which costs $11.99 per month or $79.99 per year and can be purchased by clicking here.

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Ubly vs. Ottawa Lake Whiteford (Bally Sports Detroit, 10 a.m.)

Whiteford wants to run the same magic campaign they did five years ago when they went undefeated to the state title. After winning another TCC title during the regular season, the Bobcats edged through 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 and trying to make amends. They went unbeaten for the second straight season and only allowed double digits twice this postseason.


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

De La Salle, the reigning D2 champion, returns to Ford Field for a third straight season and is hoping to win his fourth state title since 2014. The Pilots took care of their opponents on their way to Detroit, averaging 7.25 points per game

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


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

This is West Catholic’s first crack at D6 fame since they came down from D5. The Falcons have won five straight championships at D5 and are hoping to win their first title in five years.

This is the furthest Negaunee has come in a football season since winning the state championship in 2002. In 2022, the Miners went unbeaten in the regular season for the first time since 2010, with the team hitting two shutouts in the first two games of the playoffs before tremors against Gladstone and Reed City.


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

Since their state championship run in 2014, South Christian hadn’t found a way to get over the hump. They certainly did that, and then some this season, as the Sailors turned the superpower on its head at Grand Rapids Catholic Central before winning an OK Gold title and turned Edwardsburg on its head to get their ticket to Solve Ford Field.

The stars are in Goodrich. A team that hadn’t made it past the pre-district round since 2012 has won 12 straight games, winning double digits just four times, with its offense delivering enough punch to send the Martians to Detroit.

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Traverse City St. Francis vs. Jackson Lumen Christi (Bally Sports Detroit, 10 p.m.)

After coming up short in the state semifinals last year, St. Francis is eagerly awaiting their first D7 championship since 2009. They slew the demons of their 2020 Finals defeat by beating New Lothrop with an offensive move last week , which is averaging over 52 points in their four playoff wins.

It has been four years since Lumen Christi completed their streak of three straight state titles in D6. They almost won in D7 in 2019 and fell to Pewamo-Westfalen. This is the Titans’ second shot at the championship since their relegation and they’re hoping their defense can slow down the Gladiators on Saturday.


Caledonia vs. Belleville (Bally Sports Detroit, 1 p.m.)

In a duel many can’t wait to see, the defending D1 champions and this season’s unanimous state No. 1 meets a West Michigan team in uncharted territory.

Belleville has made at least the last four in each of the last five seasons before winning its maiden championship in 2021. Since last season, the Tigers have won 24 straight games, including a 29-28 win over Detroit Cass Tech last Friday.

Before last year, Caledonia had lost five consecutive seasons. But after falling short in the 2021 Regional Finals, the Fighting Scots have shown their maturity this season, rebounding from a regular-season loss to Rockford by beating the Rams in the District Finals and beating Grand Ledge and Clarkston, to make it to Ford Field. Caledonia have a chance to win their first state title since doing so in D3 in 2005.


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

Gladwin is coming to Detroit for her first state championship game in program history. After years of mediocrity, the Flying G’s notched up another undefeated regular season this year and holed their ticket to Ford Field by upending the three-time defending champion at 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 and have had five shutouts this season, including their 38-0 win over Detroit Country Day in the semifinals last Saturday. Frankenmuth hasn’t dropped a double-digit number on defense since September.


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

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

Muskegon has been one of the top schools in West Michigan for nearly two decades. Since 2004, the Big Reds have made it to either a D2 or D3 title game 11 times, but won just four times. 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 with a 41-25 win.

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