Football Playoff History for Area Teams

The 2018 MHSAA high school football playoffs begin this week for 40 area 11-player and 8-player teams.

Below is the playoff history for all 40 programs.

Traverse City Central (16 – 1975, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990-91, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014-18)
Playoff Record: 19-12
State Championships: (3) – 1978 (Class A), 1985 (Class A), 1988 (Class A)
State Finals: (4) – 1975 (Class A), 1978 (Class A), 1985 (Class A), 1988 (Class A)

Mt. Pleasant (16 – 1976, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003-04, 2006-11, 2013-15, 2018)
Playoff Record: 20-15
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 2011 (Division 3)

Clare (22 – 1985, 1991-92, 1996, 1999-04, 2006-14, 2016-18)
Playoff Record: 18-21
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 2009 (Division 5)

Manistee (6 – 1999, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2018)
Playoff Record: 0-5
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Reed City (15 – 2000-01, 2004-05, 2007-08, 2010-18)
Playoff Record: 14-13
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Kingsley (13 – 1999-00, 2002-08, 2011-13, 2018)
Playoff Record: 9-11
State Championships: (1) – 2005 (Division 6)
State Finals: (1) – 2005 (Division 6)

Traverse City St. Francis (32 – 1983, 1985-87, 1990-2011, 2013-18)
Playoff Record: 67-25
State Championships: (7) – 1992 (Class C), 1999 (Division 7), 2003 (Division 7), 2005 (Division 7), 2008-09 (Division 7)
*Awarded Class D state championship by Associated Press in 1973 and 1974
State Finals: (9) – 1983 (Class C), 1992 (Class C), 1998 (Class C), 1999 (Division 7), 2003 (Division 7), 2005 (Division 7), 2007-09 (Division 7)

Roscommon (11 – 1978, 1982, 1994, 1999-01, 2005-06, 2016, 2018)
Playoff Record: 7-10
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Lake City (12 – 1986, 2002-03, 2007, 2009-13, 2015, 2017-18)
Playoff Record: 7-11
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Harbor Springs (5 – 1986, 1999-00, 2016, 2018)
Playoff Record: 0-4
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Johannesburg-Lewiston (20 – 1991, 1993-94, 1996-00, 2002-05, 2009, 2011-15, 2017-18)
Playoff Record: 10-19
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Rogers City (13 – 1982, 1990-91, 1994-95, 1997-99, 2001, 2006-07, 2009, 2018)
Playoff Record: 8-12
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 1982 (Class C)

Beaverton (4 – 2000, 2016-18)
Playoff Record: 0-3
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Elk Rapids (9 – 2006-10, 2013-14, 2017-18)
Playoff Record: 1-8
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Pine River (6 – 1999, 2004-05, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Playoff Record: 5-5
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Ludington (5 – 1989, 1999, 2011, 2016, 2018)
Playoff Record: 0-4
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

McBain (19 – 1982, 1991-93, 1997, 1999-2005, 2009-11, 2013, 2015, 2017-18)
Playoff Record: 20-18
State Championships: None
State Finals: (2) – 1993 (Class DD), 2001 (Division 6)

Morley Stanwood (9 – 2001, 2009-11, 2014-18)
Playoff Record: 6-8
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Traverse City West (14 – 2002-08, 2010, 2012-14, 2016-18)
Playoff Record: 2-13
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Gaylord (8 – 2000-03, 2005, 2007, 2015, 2018)
Playoff Record: 3-7
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Big Rapids (7 – 2002-03, 2008-09, 2012, 2015, 2018)
Playoff Record: 5-6
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Newaygo (12 – 1993-94, 1996-97, 2005-07, 2012-14, 2017-18)
Playoff Record: 4-11
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Tri County (6 – 1994-95, 1999, 2003-04, 2018)
Playoff Record: 2-5
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Chippewa Hills (12 – 2000, 2006-08, 2011-18)
Playoff Record: 7-11
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Benzie Central (10 – 1987, 1989, 1997, 2000-04, 2011, 2018)
Playoff Record: 8-9
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Petoskey (10 – 1994, 1998, 2006, 2008-11, 2014-15, 2018)
Playoff Record: 6-9
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Glen Lake (17 – 1985, 1989, 1992, 1994-97, 1999-2001, 2010, 2012-13, 2015-18)
Playoff Record: 22-15
State Championships: (1) – 1994 (Class DD)
State Finals: (3) – 1994 (Class DD), 1996 (Class DD), 2016 (Division 6)

Frankfort (31 – 1981, 1985-86, 1988-1993, 1995-2011, 2014-18)
Playoff Record: 52-28
State Championships: (2) – 1990-91 (Class D)
State Finals: (5) – 1988 (Class D), 1990-91 (Class D), 1992-93 (Class D)

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart (23 – 1978, 1994, 1996-2002, 2004-06, 2008-18)
Playoff Record: 15-21
State Championships: (1) – 2010 (Division 8)
*Awarded Class D state championship by Associated Press in 1970 and 1971
State Finals: (1) – 2010 (Division 8)

Pickford (16 – 1990-92, 1996, 2003-07, 2009, 2012-13, 2015-18)
Playoff Record: 9-15
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Onekama (11 – 1986-87, 1994, 1999, 2006-07, 2014-18)
Playoff Record: 4-10
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Suttons Bay (13 – 2000-07, 2009-10, 2014, 2017-18)
Playoff Record: 15-12
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 2004 (Division 6)

Hillman (17 – 1990, 1995-97, 2006-18)
Playoff Record: 3-19
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Engadine (13 – 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2011-18)
Playoff Record: 7-12
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Posen (11 – 1975, 1999-2004, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018)
Playoff Record: 5-10
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Brethren (3 – 1990, 2014, 2018)
Playoff Record: 1-2
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Cedarville (17 – 1993, 1999, 2004-18)
Playoff Record: 13-16
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – Division 8-Player (2014)

Onaway (6 – 1976, 1999, 2005-06, 2012, 2018)
Playoff Record: 1-5
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 1976 (Class C)

Forest Area (4 – 2007-08, 2016, 2018)
Playoff Record: 0-3
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Marion (12 – 1984, 1989-1992, 1996-97, 2006-08, 2017-18)
Playoff Record: 9-10
State Championships: (1) – 1990 (Class DD)
State Finals: (1) – 1990 (Class DD)

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