The Detroit Public School League will have strength in numbers with six of its 15 teams having qualified for the 2012 Michigan High School Athletic Association state football playoffs.
King High (6-3), coming off its 51-48 victory Friday night against East English Village in the PSL championship game at Ford Field, will take a six-game winning streak into its Division 2 playoff opener at Southfield (6-3). The 4:30 p.m. Friday pre-district game is a rematch of the nonleague season opener that Southfield won 21-20 in double overtime.
In another Division 2 playoff opener, Cody (6-3) visits Oak Park (7-2) Friday at 6 p.m.,
East English Village (7-2) is the PSL’s only qualifier that will start the playoffs at home. Coach Rod Oden’s Bulldogs host Marysville (6-3) in a Division 3 matchup Friday at 7 p.m. Also in Division 3, Central (6-3) visits St. Clair Saturday at 7 p.m.
Cass Tech (7-2), the defending Division 1 state champion and the PSL’s only qualifier in the largest-school division, will open its defense on the road at Grosse Pointe South (8-1) Friday at 7 p.m.
Douglass (5-3), in Division 7, will visit Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett (7-2) Saturday at 3 p.m.
The complete list of first-round pairings for the 256-team, eight-division MHSAA state football playoffs: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121021/SPORTS05/210210343#ixzz29zDneJIM
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