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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Football playoff predictions

There are three weeks left in the high school football regular season and I have taken the time to let you know who will be in the playoffs before the three weeks are over. Based on teams current record and remaining schedule I have predicted all the teams I think will make the playoffs. See any teams you disagree with me about, let me know. Following each team is their reamaining schedule.

Already in (6-0 teams)
Ferndale – Lahser; KLAA opponent; at Hazel Park
Rochester Adams — at Harrison; Lake Orion; at Rochester
Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest — Lutheran Westland; Metro title game; Parkway Christian
Royal Oak Shrine — Allen Park Cabrini; CHSL game; CHSL game

One win away (5-1 teams)
Will make it
Bloomfield Hills Lahser – at Ferndale; Hazel Park; Andover
Lakeland — at Kettering; KLAA opponent; Milford
Lake Orion — Royal Oak; at Adams; Clarkston
Milford — Saline; KLAA opponent; at Lakeland
Novi — at Northville; KLAA opponent; Pinckney
Oxford — Swartz Creek; at Linden; Holly
Southfield — Groves; Troy; at Lathrup

On the bubble (4-2 teams)
Will make it
Auburn Hills Avondale — at Hazel Park; Pontiac Northern; at Berkley
Clarkston — at Oak Park; Harrison; Lake Orion
Madison Heights Bishop Foley — Detroit Loyola; CHSL game; Detroit Old Redford
Madison Heights Lamphere — at South Lake; Clawson; at Lake Shore
Madison Heights Madison — Warren Fitzgerald; Center Line; Clawson
Novi Detroit Catholic Central (3-2) — Notre Dame Prep; Divine Child; CHSL game
Troy – at Lathrup; at Southfield; Athens
Walled Lake Western — at Walled Lake Cetnral; KLAA opponent; Westland John Glenn

Won’t make it
Farmington Hills Harrison — Adams; at Clarkston; Stoney Creek
Hazel Park – Avondale; at Lahser; Ferndale
Southfield Christian — Detroit Old Redford; SMFC game; Tekonsha

No room for error (3-3 teams)
Will make it
Birmingham Brother Rice — at Detroit U-D Jesuit; at Flint Powers; CHSL game
Birmingham Detroit Country Day — Andover; Detroit Old Redford; at Dearborn
West Bloomfield — at Athens; at Seaholm; Oak Park

Won’t make it
Berkley — at Pontiac Northern; at North Farmington; Auburn Hills Avondale
Farmington – at Stoney Creek; Troy Athens; North Farmington
Orchard Lake St. Mary’s — Divine Child; at Davison; CHSL game
Southfield-Lathrup — Troy; at Rocheser; Southfield
Stoney Creek — Farmington; Oak Park; at Harrison
Waterford Kettering — Lakeland; KLAA opponent; at Royal Oak
Waterford Mott — Walled Lake Northern; KLAA opponent; Grand Blanc
Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes — Detroti Urban Lutheran; CHSL game; CHSL game

Likely already out (2-4 teams)
Clawson; South Lyon; Birmingham Groves; Holly; Pontiac Notre Dame Prep; Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood; Ortonville Brandon; Pontiac Northern; Troy Athens; Oak Park; Walled Lake Central; Auburn Hills Oakland Christian (1-4);

Already out (1-5, 0-6 teams)
Birmingham Seaholm; Rochester; Royal Oak; South Lyon East; Pontiac Central; Bloomfield Hills Andover; North Farmington; Walled Lake Northern



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