Chippewa Hills (6-3) at Cadillac (9-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Just a look at the playoffs points shows how much of an underdog the Warriors will be against Cadillac. Chip Hills has 51.222 and Cadillac almost twice that at 98.889. The Vikings have racked up 35.5 points a game with an offense led by speedy quarterback Jalen Brooks and given up 14.2, while Chippewa Hills has scored 23.7 a contest and surrendered 18.4. However, all three teams the Warriors lost to are also in the playoffs and had 7-2, 8-1 and 9-0 records.
Ogemaw Heights (6-3) at Cheboygan (7-2), Saturday, 1 p.m.
The Chiefs have won six of their last seven, while Ogemaw has won three of its last four, including a 13-12 squeaker over Petoskey to close out the regular season and lock up a postseason bid. But out of the two teams’ 13 combined wins, each has just one against a team that will be playing this weekend. This Saturday contest will allow the winner of Friday’s Chippewa Hills-Cadillac game to scout out their next opponent in person.
Kingsford (7-2) at Grayling (8-1), Saturday, 1 p.m.
With an 8-1 record, Grayling gets what it couldn’t in last season’s undefeated campaign — a home playoff game. The Flivvers won last year’s playoff game between the same two teams 36-14 — in Kingsford. The Vikings have scored 30 points in every game this season but their lone loss to Traverse City St. Francis, but have also given up an average of 19.1. Kingsford’s only losses have come against much larger Division 2 Marquette (5-3) and undefeated Menominee.
Kingsley (6-3) at Standish-Sterling (7-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Kingsley comes into this game looking for its first playoff victory since 2006. And the Stags will have a tough road to accomplish that. Standish-Sterling is 7-1, and their only loss came against Division 4 playoff team Ogemaw Heights in Week 7. The Stags, meanwhile, are 6-0 when they score 21 points.