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September 23, 2013

Number of Macomb County football teams in line for playoff berths

By Jason Carmel Davis
C & G Sports Writer

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Number of Macomb County football teams in line for playoff berths
At 4-0 as of Sept. 23, the Warren Mott football team is two wins shy of qualifying for the 2013 MHSAA state playoffs. Pictured is Marauders coach Tom Milanow, right, during an early season practice.

The 2013 Michigan High School Athletic Association state football playoffs begin with pre-district play Nov. 2, and a number of Macomb County teams are on their way to qualifying for the postseason.

According to the MHSAA, for football, postseason inclusion is determined by wins and a computer point value, calculated for each team based upon its record and strength of schedule, with the top 256 teams (including all teams with six victories if playing a nine-game schedule) qualifying. These 256 teams are then ordered by enrollment and divided into eight divisions of 32 teams each.

Each week, beginning today, C & G Sports will give you a snapshot of which local squads are in line for postseason berths. This week, we begin with teams from the Macomb Area Conference.

Macomb Area Conference (Team points per game, points allowed in parenthesis)

Red Division
Clinton Township Chippewa Valley: 4-0, 2-0 MAC Red (33.0-18.5) — Ten postseason appearances since 2000

Macomb Dakota: 4-0, 2-0 (29.0-4.0) — 12 straight postseason trips

White Division
Warren Mott: 4-0, 3-0 (40.0-7.3) — Six postseason appearances over the past seven years

Port Huron High: 3-1, 3-0 (25.0-25.0) — Six straight postseason trips

Blue Division
Grosse Pointe North: 3-1, 2-0 (31.3-19.3) — Last playoff appearance: 2009

Macomb L’Anse Creuse North: 3-1, 1-1 (31.8-29.3) — Two playoff berths since 2000: 2007, 2012

Gold Division
Marine City: 4-0, 2-0 (46.3-19.8) — 15 straight postseason appearances, lost in 2007 Division 4 title game

St. Clair: 4-0, 2-0 (57.0-14.8) — Six playoff berths since 2000

Marysville: 3-1, 2-0 (40.5-23.0) — Four playoff trips over the last five years

Silver Division
Madison Heights Madison: 4-0, 3-0 (39.5-9.0) — Eight straight postseason appearances, lost in 2006 Division 5 championship game

Warren Woods Tower: 3-1, 2-1 (37.5-20.5) — Last playoff appearance: 2007

St. Clair Shores South Lake: 3-1, 2-1 (28.3-22.3) — Three straight postseason berths

Bronze Division
Clinton Township Clintondale: 4-0, 2-0 (40.8-6.5) — Three playoff trips over the last five years

Clawson: 3-1, 2-0 (39.0-23.0) — Five playoff appearances since 2000

Michigan Charter School Conference
Warren Michigan Collegiate: 3-1, 2-0 (36.5-9.5) — Four straight playoff trips, lost in 2010 Division 7 state semifinal

Michigan Independent Athletic Conference
Sterling Heights Parkway Christian: 3-1, 1-1 (24.0-12.0) — Four playoff appearances since 2006

Historical information courtesy www.michigan-football.com

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