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Grand Rapids Area High School Football Playoff Outlook

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The regular season has officially come to a close, and for the 288 teams whose names were called on Selection Sunday, all the focus now is on the playoffs and getting to the state championship game at either Ford Field or Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. Across Grand Rapids, here is how the playoff picture looks. Teams listed first are the home team. 

Division 1

Rockford vs. Holland West Ottawa 

Grandville vs. Hudsonville 

Division 2 

Muskegon vs. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern 

Muskegon Mona Shores vs. Muskegon Reeths-Puffs 

Portage Central vs. Byron Center 

Caledonia vs. Portage Northern 

Division 3 

Mount Pleasant vs. Grand Rapids Northview

Grand Rapids Forest Hill Central vs. Lowell 

East Grand Rapids vs. Coopersville 

Zeeland West vs. Zeeland East 

Parma Western vs. Battle Creek Harper Creek 

St. Joseph vs. Stevensville Lakeshore 

Division 4

Whitehall vs. Allendale 

Spring Lake vs. Big Rapids 

Ada Forest Hills Eastern vs. Ionia 

Grand Rapids South Christian vs. Wayland 

Niles vs. Vicksburg 

Paw Paw vs. Edwardsburg 

Hastings vs. Charlotte 

Portland vs. Lansing Sexton 

Division 5

Kingsford vs. Howard City Tri County 

Grand Rapids West Catholic vs. Comstock 

Belding vs. Muskegon Oakridge

Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs. Benton Harbor 

South Haven vs. Berrien Springs

Division 6 

Reed City vs. Montague 

Hart vs. Kent City 

Constantine vs. Olivet 

Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep vs. Buchanan 

Division 7 

North Muskegon vs. Union City 

Lawton vs. Schoolcraft 

Division 8 

Evart vs. Muskegon Catholic Central 

Saugatuck vs. Saranac 

White Pigeon vs. Centreville 

8-Player Division 1 

Gobels vs. Mendon 

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