Football playoff season has begun and several Birmingham teams start the journey toward a state championship this weekend.
On Sunday, the MHSAA announced the following first-round match-ups:
- Seaholm High School (8-1) faces Oxford at 7 p.m. Friday at home
- Brother Rice (7-2) plays Port Huron away at 7 p.m. Friday
- Detroit Country Day (7-2) faces Clinton Township Clintondale away at 7 p.m. Friday
The announcement comes after recent wins for two out of three teams. On Friday, Seaholm defeated fellow Birmingham high school and rival Groves 22-15.
Defending state champions Brother Rice took home a win from Lincoln, Ontario's Niagara Academy on Friday, winning 38-13. The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets, meanwhile, fell to Brighton 20-23 on Friday.
Championship games scheduled for mid-November
Qualifying teams for the playoffs were divided into eight divisions of 32 schools. Within each division are four regions for eight teams; within each region, is two districts of four teams.
Pre-district pairing are based on regular-season computer rankings. The first-place team hosts the fourth-place team, while the second place team plays the team in third.
Tickets for single-session pre-district, district and regional games are $5. At regional sites where multiple games are played and a single admission is charged, tickets will be $6.
Single-session semifinal tickets are $6. At semifinal sites where multiple games are played and a single admission is charged, tickets are $7.
The eight-player finals will take place at the Superior Dome in Marquette or Greenville High School on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Admission is $8.
For the 11-player finals, tickets are $10 per day at Ford Field, allowing a fan to see all four games on a single admission. No in and out privileges are allowed. This is the schedule:
- Division 8: 10 a.m.
- Division 2: 1 p.m.
- Division 6: 4:30 p.m.
- Division 4: 7:30 p.m.
- Division 7: 10 a.m.
- Division 1: 1 p.m.
- Division 5: 4:30 p.m.
- Division 3: 7:30 p.m.