It's taken a while, but the the Michigan high school football playoffs have reach the Final Four in its 11-man divisions, and the finals of the two 8-man fields. Beginning in September, the season was suspended in November in an effort to help control the rise in COVID-19 cases.
Now, it's the race to the finish line with 20 games this Friday and Saturday.
In Division 1, Davison and Rockford, the state's top two teams in the MaxPreps Michigan rankings, square of in one semifinal while Belleville and West Bloomfield tangle in the other game. The winners meet Jan. 23 at Ford Field in Detroit to compete for the long-delayed title.
Davison is led by senior quarterback Brendan Sullivan, whose thrown for more than 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Cardinals. Rockford counters with QB Zak Ahern, who accounted for five scored and 300 yards offense in last week's 40-17 win over Saline. The Rams look to derail Davison's repeat quest while Rockford is looking for its first title since 2008.
In the other semifinal, 9-1 West Bloomfield looks to end Belleville's perfect season behind four-star Michigan commit Donovan Edwards who ran for 193 yards and four scores in last week's quarterfinals victory. The Tigers counter with quarterback Christian Dhue-Reid, who led his squad with nearly 200 yards in the air and three scores.