The 2020 High School Football Playoff matchups were announced this weekend.

The playoffs are a quite a bit different this year due to the pandemic. Normally a team has to win 6 games to be guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. With the shorter regular season schedule, the MHSAA decided to open up playoff eligibility quite a bit. Any team that was able to complete at least 4 games is in the playoffs.

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Obviously this means that a lot of teams that are not used to being in the playoffs will get to play this weekend. I know it's hard to find a lot of positives during the pandemic, but I would consider this one of them. Looking over the matchups there are some schools that have not been in the playoffs in recent memory playing, and that has to be a cool moment for the school.

Below are the opening round matchups for our area teams, you can find the complete 2020 Michigan High School Football Playoff schedule here.

DIVISION 1

Lake Orion 3-2 @ Grand Blanc 5-1 Friday 7pm

Lapeer 3-3 @ Davison 6-0 Friday 7pm

DIVISION 2

Flushing 2-4 @ Midland Dow Saturday 1pm

Walled Lake Central 0-6 @ Fenton 6-0 Friday 7pm

Saginaw Heritage 0-5 @ Traverse City Central 5-1 Friday 7pm

Carman-Ainsworth 1-5 @ Swartz Creek 4-2 Thursday 7pm

DIVISION 3

Holly 1-5 @ Bay City Western 2-4 Friday 7pm

Clio 0-6 @ Kearsley 3-3 Thursday 7pm

DIVISION 4

Marshall 2-4 @ Powers Catholic 2-4 Friday 7pm

Saginaw Arthur Hill 1-5 @ Sault Ste Marie 4-2 Saturday 2pm

Lake Fenton 2-4 @ Charlotte 2-4 Friday 7pm

Armada 3-3 @ Goodrich 5-1 Friday 7pm

DIVISION 5

Saginaw High 0-6 @ Essexville Garber 5-1 Friday 7pm

Bridgeport 1-5 @ Frankenmuth 6-0 Friday 7pm

Birch Run 1-5 @ Corunna 3-3 Friday 7pm

DIVISION 6

Tawas 0-6 @ Montrose 5-1 Friday 7pm

Otisville 1-5 @ Millington 5-1 Friday 7pm

Pinconning 0-6 @ Mt Morris 2-4 Friday 7pm

Hamady 3-3 @ Detroit Pershing 3-3 Saturday 2pm

DIVISION 7

Vassar 0-6 @ Hemlock 6-0 Friday 7pm

DIVISION 8

Frankfort 3-3 @ Saginaw Nouvel 4-2 Friday 7pm

Flint New Standard 0-6 @ Beecher 5-1 Friday 7pm

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International Academy of Flint 3-3 @ Adrian Lenawee Christian 6-0 Saturday 1pm

Genesee 4-2 @ Mayville 6-0 Thursday 7pm