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Traverse City Central’s Michael Booher celebrates a play during the MHSAA Division 2 Regional Championship at Grandville High School in Grandville. The Trojans play for the state championship against Warren De La Salle at 1 p.m. Friday. A police escort out of town is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. Thursday.

TRAVERSE CITY — The Trojans of Traverse City Central will get a proper sendoff ahead of Friday’s state championship football game.

Traverse City Area Public Schools and the Traverse City Police Department are working together to provide the Trojans with a police escort out of town.

The team bus will depart Traverse City Central High School at 11:10 a.m. and will be escorted through Traverse City along Front Street, Eighth Street, Munson Avenue and Three Mile Road until turning left onto Garfield Avenue.

The Trojans (12-1) are ranked third in Division 2 and will battle undefeated and top-ranked Warren De La Salle (12-0) in the state title match at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday. The trip down likely will take more than four hours.

Game time Friday is slated for 1 p.m. The game will be available to watch on Fox Sports Detroit as well as streaming on MHSAA.tv.

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