Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or [email protected]


EAST LANSING, Mich. – Oct. 23 –  The official announcement of the qualifiers and pairings for the 2013 MHSAA Football Playoffs will take place on Sunday (Oct. 27) at 7 p.m., as FOX Sports Detroit presents the annual Selection Sunday Show.

The hour-long program will be hosted by Mickey York and Rob Rubick.  Following the show at 8 p.m., the MHSAA Website will post all of the qualifiers and pairings.

York and Rubick will host Episode Nine of MHSAA Football Friday Overtime this Friday (Oct. 25) at Midnight.  The program reairs on Saturday (Oct. 26) at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday (Oct. 27) at 9 a.m.  Here’s where the FFOT cameras will be this week:

  • Detroit Cass Tech vs. Detroit King – PSL Championship game at Ford Field
  • Redford Union at Redford Thurstson - Thurston needs a victory to make the playoffs
  • Walled Lake Western at Northville – The two conference champions in the KLAA square off
  • Dearborn Heights Robichaud at Berkley - Robichaud needs victory to make the playoffs
  • Brighton @ Country Day – A playoff berth goes to the winner of this game

In addition, School Broadcast Program members will provide highlights of up to four contests:  The Lake Michigan Conference championship with Boyne City at Grayling; the Genesee Athletic Conference Red Division title tilt of Lake Fenton at Montrose; North Star League division champs Mio and Lincoln Alcona squaring off at Alcona; and Rockford looking to claim the O-K Red Division title outright against East Kentwood.  An EK win could force a two or three-win tie for the division if Hudsonville wins against Holland West Ottawa.

Each week, packages of highlights produced by schools in the  School Broadcast Program are featured on the MHSAA.tv website and the MHSAA YouTube Channel, and selected schools provide footage for the MHSAA’s Football Friday Overtime show on FOX Sports Detroit.

This week’s package of School Broadcast Program Highlights from the week of Oct. 21 includes the following events:

Here’s the schedule of School Broadcast Program members planning to cover Week Nine football games, some of which will be available at MHSAA.tv shortly after each game’s conclusion (all games Friday):

In the coming days, these events will be covered in other sports:

The school Broadcast Program, powered by PlayOn! Sports, is a platform which schools can utilize to reach members of their community about activities taking place in their buildings, providing recognition for students while at the same time giving them hands-on opportunities to gain broadcasting experience and providing schools an opportunity to realize additional revenues for their programs.

Schools interested in becoming a part of the School Broadcast Program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office.

The network for the weekly radio commentary MHSAA Perspective – presented by the Michigan Army National Guard – has now grown to a total of 83 radio stations (77)  and audio webcast sites (6) across the state, generally during the local broadcasts of high school games.  The program runs for 30 weeks through the end of the winter sports season.  MHSAA Perspective can also be accessed from the home page of the MHSAA Website.  Visit the MHSAA Perspective page of the MHSAA Website for a complete list of network affiliates.

This week’s MHSAA Perspective is titled:  Football Playoff Primer.  In this week's edition of Perspective, John Johnson talks about the process for determining the qualifiers and pairings for the MHSAA Football Playoffs.


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