STATE CHAMPS! picks the winners for the MHSAA football finals
After months of start-and-stop play, and on-again, off-again plans, we’re finally at the finals. Eight more games to determine the champions of the eight MHSAA 11-player football divisions, then we’re finally done with the fall season. We’ve been fairly accurate so far, ranging from 74 percent to 82 percent correct on our staff picks — made by host/co-producer Lorne Plant, digital managing editor Matthew B. Mowery, multimedia producer Chuck Pellerito and social media manager David Bodine — but we’ve got one more round to go. You can see the current leaderboard for the pickers at the bottom of the file, as well as links to previous rounds.
Here are the finals picks:
11-PLAYER FOOTBALL FINALS
(At Ford Field, Detroit)
Friday, Jan. 22
D8: Centreville (10-0) vs. Ubly (9-2), 10 a.m.
D2: Muskegon Mona Shores (11-0) vs. Warren De La Salle (7-4), 1 p.m.
BODINE: Muskegon Mona Shores
MOWERY: Muskegon Mona Shore
PELLERITO: Muskegon Mona Shores
PLANT: Warren De La Salle
D6: Montague (11-0) vs. Clinton (10-1), 4:30 p.m.
D4: Cadillac (8-2) vs. Detroit Country Day (8-2), 7:30 p.m.
BODINE: Detroit Country Day
MOWERY: Detroit Country Day
PELLERITO: Detroit Country Day
Saturday, Jan. 23
D7: New Lothrop (10-0) vs. Traverse City St. Francis (9-2), 10 a.m.
BODINE: New Lothrop
MOWERY: New Lothrop
PELLERITO: New Lothrop
PLANT: New Lothrop
D1: Davison (11-0) vs. West Bloomfield (10-1), 1 p.m.
BODINE: West Bloomfield
MOWERY: West Bloomfield
PELLERITO: West Bloomfield
D5: Grand Rapids Catholic Central (10-0) vs. Frankenmuth (11-0), 4:30 p.m.
BODINE: Grand Rapids Catholic Central
MOWERY: Grand Rapids Catholic Central
PELLERITO: Grand Rapids Catholic Central
D3: DeWitt (11-0) vs. River Rouge (9-1), 7:30 p.m.
BODINE: River Rouge
PELLERITO: River Rouge
PLANT: River Rouge
How we’ve done so far:
Round 5 picks
Bodine: 12 of 17 (71 percent)
Mowery: 12 of 17 (71 percent)
Pellerito: 10 of 17 (59 percent)
Plant: 13 of 17 (76 percent)
Running score through 5 rounds:
Mowery: 424 of 515 (82.3 percent)
Plant: 419 of 515 (81.4 percent)
Bodine: 397 of 515 (77.1 percent)
Pellerito: 381 of 515 (74.0 percent)
For all of the Week 1 picks, CLICK HERE.
For all of the week 2 picks, CLICK HERE.
For all of the Week 3 picks, CLICK HERE.
For all of the Week 4 picks, CLICK HERE.
For all of the Week 5 picks, CLICK HERE.