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Michigan high school football divisions assigned before season

The Detroit News

Michigan’s eight football divisions have been determined before the start of the season for the first time since 1998, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Monday.

From 1999-2019, divisions for the 256-team state playoffs were set after the conclusion of the regular season.

Dante Moore and Detroit King will move down to Division 3 for the 2020 football season.

Divisions for the 2020 football season – and for all MHSAA sports for the 2020-21 school year – were based on a second-semester count date of Feb. 12.

Two defending state football champions will move into different division in 2020. Grand Rapids Catholic Central will drop to Division 5 after winning the Division 4 championship, and Division 6 champ Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central will play in Division 7.

In addition, 2019 Division 2 runnerup Detroit King will play in Division 3.

Division assignments for all schools are listed here.

Enrollment ranges for football divisions

Division 1: 1,497 students and above

Division 2: 1,140-1,496 students

Division 3: 808-1,139 students

Division 4: 598-807 students

Division 5: 446-597 students

Division 6: 364-445 students

Division 7: 267-363 students

Division 8: 266 students and fewer

Football state champions 2019

Division 1: Davison 35, Brighton 25

Division 2: Muskegon Mona Shores 35, Detroit King 26

Division 3: River Rouge 30, Muskegon 7

Division 4: Grand Rapids Catholic Central 44, Detroit Country Day 0

Division 5: Lansing Catholic 31, Almont 17

Division 6: Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 7, Maple City Glen Lake 0

Division 7: Pewamo-Westphalia 14, Jackson Lumen Christi 0

Division 8: Reading 33, Beal City 6