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MHSAA Announces Postseason Pairings: Kneejerk Reactions

By MI Grappler, 10/01/19, 6:00PM EDT


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Division 1

Region 1-1: Davison will be loaded, which is unfortunate for the other quality teams in this region - Grand Blanc, Oxford, and Romeo.
Region 2-1: Clarkston should make a return appearance to Team State, pushed by Utica Ford and Rochester Adams.
Region 3-1: Rockford holds a slight advantage to advance, over OK-Red rival Grandville.
Region 4-1: Brighton should be just fine to get through but expect a tough battle from whoever comes out of the Holt-Battle Creek Lakeview district.
Region 5-1: The early favorite here is Bedford.  They'll have to first get past Woodhaven in Districts before trying to take down John Glenn or Livonia Franklin.
Region 6-1: DCC rolls.
Region 7-1: Hartland rolls.
Region 8-1: Macomb Dakota graduated quite a bit but brings in a lot of talent and returns enough to get back to Kzoo.

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Division 2

Region 9-2: Really unfortunate that Gaylord and DeWitt will meet up in Team Regionals, as both are finalist contenders.  Also with a rough draw are St. Johns and Clio.  Early pick is Gaylord.
Region 10-2: Legitimately no idea who's getting through here.  Goodrich has had a stronghold on the region for a while but graduated a ton.  Holly, Linden, Kearsley, Imlay City, and Cros-Lex all have talented lineups.
Region 11-2: The winner of the Whitehall-Reeths Puffer District should be the pick to advance here.  Whitehall has the upper hand heading in.
Region 12-2: Lowell rolls.
Region 13-2: Could see any of the following three getting through - Niles, Edwardsburg, and Stevensville Lakeshore.  Niles and Edwardsburg meet up at Districts.  
Region 14-2: Eaton Rapids breathes a sigh of relief getting DeWitt out of the region, and should get through without issue.
Region 15-2: New Boston Huron may finally be primed to get back to Team State for the first time since '03.  Southgate Anderson will test them in the Districts, and should set up a showdown with Tecumseh, Melvindale, or Airport past that.
Region 16-2: Warren Woods Tower rolls.

Division 3

Region 17-3: Pretty wide open in the northernmost region.  Gladstone is probably the pick though.
Region 18-3: Chippewa Hills should advance but it won't be easy.  Shepherd is coming off a huge year and a couple other teams return a lot of Regional/State Qualifiers.
Region 19-3: Another fairly open Region, with Fremont having the initial lead on paper.  Dropping down from D2, they essentially swapped with Whitehall and will probably have to get through GRCC or Comstock Park.
Region 20-3: Alma and Lakewood was a war last year; expect something similar this year, based on the lineups they both return.  Williamston could be a darkhorse.
Region 21-3: Montrose will be the favorite to get back as they've separated themselves from the pack in this region.  Yale will likely give them their toughest test.
Region 22-3: Richmond should have a relatively smooth path back to Team State.
Region 23-3: Look for Dowagiac to make it three straight trips.  They'll bring back the most of any team in this group.
Region 24-3: Dundee rolls.

Division 4

Region 25-4: Onaway has made it to Team State the past two seasons and will have a good shot again.  Iron Mountain and Westwood are both not far behind.
Region 26-4: Expect the winner over Pine River-Hart in the District to get through.  Early nod to Pine River.
Region 27-4: Carson City brings back enough to be the favorite in this Region.  Anticipate Delton Kellogg to give them a test, down from D3 this year.
Region 28-4: New Lothrop rolls.
Region 29-4: Clinton rolls.
Region 30-4: Three pretty good teams in this Region.  Manchester shouldn't have too much issue getting through but Springport and Leslie are both quality squads.
Region 31-4: Hudson will be in good shape to advance, pushed by Bronson and Mendon.
Region 32-4: Schoolcraft had a breakout season last year and will be the pick again in 2020.  They'll have to survive Lawton at Districts and White Pigeon at Regionals.