MUSKEGON–What started out as 14 area teams in the high school football playoffs was whittled down to eight after one week and now stands at just three.

Muskegon (Division 3), Whitehall (Division 4) and Oakridge (Division 5) head into regional action this weekend. At stake is a berth in the state semifinals. Muskegon and Oakridge will host games this weekend.

Whitehall’s game against Grand Rapids South Christian will be played at East Kentwood High School.

The Big Reds are facing Zeeland West for the second time this season. On September 23, Zeeland West rolled into Hackley Stadium and escaped with a 38-36 victory.

The Whitehall-GR South Christian game pits a pair of teams that come in at 11-0 on the season.

The Eagles welcome the Gladwin Flying G’s, who boast an 11-0 record.

All semifinal games will be played at a neutral site on November 19. The state finals will be at Detroit’s Ford Field Nov. 25-26.

Listed below are area team’s matchup for this week as well as the matchup for a possible semifinal game.


Zeeland West (10-1) at Muskegon (9-2), at Hackley Stadium, 1 p.m., Saturday.
DeWitt (8-3) at Linden (7-4), at Linden High School, Claude Cranston Field, 7 p.m., Friday


Whitehall (11-0) vs. Grand Rapids South Christian (11-0), at East Kentwood High School, 7 p.m., Friday.
Hastings (10-1) at Edwardsburg (10-1), at Leo Hoffman Field, Edwardsburg, 7 p.m., Friday
Gladwin (11-0) at Oakridge (10-1), 2 p.m., Saturday
(10-1) at Grand Rapids Catholic Central (10-1), At Cougar Stadium, 7 p.m. Friday.

Photo courtesy of LSJ Photographer Joe Lane II

Photo courtesy of LSJ Photographer Leo Valdez