MHSAA state football finals capsules (Friday’s games)

MHSAA STATE FOOTBALL FINALS CAPSULES

Friday’s games

DIVISION 8
Beal City (13-0) vs. Harbor Beach (12-1), 10 a.m.

Beal City
Coach: Lou Rau.
Playoff history: Qualified 30 times, including 13 straight. Won state titles in 1994 and 2009. Finished runner-up three times, most recent being 2003.

Harbor Beach
Coach: Troy Schelke.
Playoff history: Qualified 14 times. Has never won a state title. Finished state runnerup in 1991.

DIVISION 2
Muskegon
(12-1) vs. Birmingham Brother Rice (11-2), 1 p.m.

Muskegon
Coach: Shane Fairfield
Playoff history: Qualified for the playoffs 12 straight seasons with state titles in 1986, 1989, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

Birmingham Brother Rice
Coach: Al Fracassa.
Playoff history: Fracassa’s teams have won seven state titles, including the 2011 Division 2 state champions.

DIVISION 6
Ithaca
(13-0) vs. Constantine (11-2), 4:30 p.m.

Ithaca
Coach: Terry Hessbrook.
Playoff history: Ithaca is the two-time defending state champs with a 40-game winning streak. Qualified for the playoffs 17 times.

Constantine
Coach: Shawn Griffith.
Playoff history: Won state title in 2004. Qualified for the playoffs 14 straight seasons.

DIVISION 4

Grand Rapids South Christian (10-3) vs. Detroit Country Day (11-2), 7:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids South Christian
Coach: Mark Tamminga.
Playoff history: Won a state title in 2002 and finished runners-up three times, the most recent being 1999. Qualified for the playoffs 17 times.

Detroit Country Day
Coach: Dan MacLean
Playoff history: Country Day has played in the state finals six times with state titles in 1986, 1995 and 1999.

 

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