Football Playoff History for Area Teams

The 2019 MHSAA high school football playoffs begin this week for 43 area 11-player and 8-player teams.

Below is a playoff history for all 43 area programs.

Traverse City Central (17 – 1975, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990-91, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014-19)
Playoff Record: 19-13
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)

Beal City (35 – 1980-85, 1987-88, 1990-98, 2000-16, 2019)
Playoff Record: 61-32
State Championships: (2) – 1994 (Class D), 2009 (Division 8)
State Finals: (7) – 1987 (Class D), 1994 (Class D), 2001 (Division 8), 2003 (Division 8), 2009 (Division 8), 2012 (Division 8), 2013 (Division 8)

Central Montcalm (9 – 1998-99, 2003, 2007-10, 2014, 2019)
Playoff Record: 3-7
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Clare (23 – 1985, 1991-92, 1996, 1999-04, 2006-14, 2016-19)
Playoff Record: 19-22
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 2009 (Division 5)

Kingsley (14 – 1999-00, 2002-08, 2011-13, 2019)
Playoff Record: 11-12
State Championships: (1) – 2005 (Division 6)
State Finals: (1) – 2005 (Division 6)

Mt. Pleasant (17 – 1976, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003-04, 2006-11, 2013-15, 2018-19)
Playoff Record: 21-16
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 2011 (Division 3)

Johannesburg-Lewiston (21 – 1991, 1993-94, 1996-00, 2002-05, 2009, 2011-15, 2017-19)
Playoff Record: 11-20
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Beaverton (5 – 2000, 2016-19)
Playoff Record: 1-4
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Glen Lake (18 – 1985, 1989, 1992, 1994-97, 1999-2001, 2010, 2012-13, 2015-19)
Playoff Record: 22-16
State Championships: (1) – 1994 (Class DD)
State Finals: (3) – 1994 (Class DD), 1996 (Class DD), 2016 (Division 6)

Traverse City West (15 – 2002-08, 2010, 2012-14, 2016-19)
Playoff Record: 2-14
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Harbor Springs (6 – 1986, 1999-00, 2016, 2018-19)
Playoff Record: 0-5
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Traverse City St. Francis (33 – 1983, 1985-87, 1990-2011, 2013-19)
Playoff Record: 70-26
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)

Morley Stanwood (10 – 2001, 2009-11, 2014-19)
Playoff Record: 6-9
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Grant (6 – 2003, 2010, 2012, 2016-17, 2019)
Playoff Record: 1-5
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Houghton Lake (12 – 1980, 1986, 1990, 1994-95, 2001, 2005-06, 2016-17, 2019)
Playoff Record: 3-11
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Sanford Meridian (14 – 1981, 2002-05, 2007-11, 2013-15, 2019)
Playoff Record: 9-13
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Ogemaw Heights (17 – 1994, 1996-2002, 2005-2010, 2012-13, 2019)
Playoff Record: 17-15
State Championships: (1) – 1997 (Class BB)
State Finals: (1) – 1997 (Class BB)

Ludington (6 – 1989, 1999, 2011, 2016, 2018-19)
Playoff Record: 0-5
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Newaygo (13 – 1993-94, 1996-97, 2005-07, 2012-14, 2017-19)
Playoff Record: 5-12
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Reed City (16 – 2000-01, 2004-05, 2007-08, 2010-19)
Playoff Record: 16-14
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

McBain (20 – 1982, 1991-93, 1997, 1999-2005, 2009-11, 2013, 2015, 2017-19)
Playoff Record: 21-19
State Championships: None
State Finals: (2) – 1993 (Class DD), 2001 (Division 6)

Lake City (13 – 1986, 2002-03, 2007, 2009-13, 2015, 2017-19)
Playoff Record: 10-12
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Montabella (6 – 2004, 2008-09, 2011, 2014, 2019)
Playoff Record: 1-5
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Charlevoix (9 – 1992, 2000, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2014, 2016, 2019)
Playoff Record: 0-8
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Shepherd (17 – 1987-1995, 1997-98, 2000-02, 2004-05, 2019)
Playoff Record: 9-16
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Mancelona (10 – 1977, 2006-08, 2010-14, 2019)
Playoff Record: 4-9
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Harrison (11 – 1993, 1995-99, 2014-17, 2019)
Playoff Record: 3-10
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Cadillac (13 – 1991, 2000-01, 2009-14, 2016, 2019)
Playoff Record: 9-12
State Championships: None
*Awarded Class B state championship by the Detroit Free Press in 1950
State Finals: None

Sault Ste. Marie (7 – 1999, 2006-07, 2012-13, 2015, 2019)
Playoff Record: 2-6
State Championships: None
*Awarded Class B state championship by the Detroit Free Press in 1956
State Finals: None

Hillman (18 – 1990, 1995-97, 2006-19)
Playoff Record: 3-20
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Marion (13 – 1984, 1989-1992, 1996-97, 2006-08, 2017-19)
Playoff Record: 9-11
State Championships: (1) – 1990 (Class DD)
State Finals: (1) – 1990 (Class DD)

Brethren (4 – 1990, 2014, 2018-19)
Playoff Record: 2-3
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Posen (12 – 1975, 1999-2004, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018-19)
Playoff Record: 6-11
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Cedarville (18 – 1993, 1999, 2004-19)
Playoff Record: 15-17
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – Division 8-Player (2014)

Pellston (1 – 2019)
Playoff Record: 0-0
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Suttons Bay (14 – 2000-07, 2009-10, 2014, 2017-19)
Playoff Record: 16-13
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 2004 (Division 6)

Engadine (14 – 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2011-19)
Playoff Record: 7-13
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Pickford (17 – 1990-92, 1996, 2003-07, 2009, 2012-13, 2015-19)
Playoff Record: 12-16
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – Division 1 8-Player (2018)

Onekama (12 – 1986-87, 1994, 1999, 2006-07, 2014-19)
Playoff Record: 7-11
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – Division 2 8-Player (2018)

Brimley (3 – 1994, 2011, 2019)
Playoff Record: 1-2
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Mesick (3 – 1995, 2017, 2019)
Playoff Record: 0-2
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Mio (19 – 1993, 1995, 1997-99, 2001-13, 2019)
Playoff Record: 10-18
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 1997 (Class DD)

Gaylord St. Mary (19 – 1981, 1985, 1988-89, 1992, 1997, 1999-2006, 2008-09, 2016-17, 2019)
Playoff Record: 16-18
State Championships: None
State Finals: (2) – 1999 (Division 8), 2002 (Division 8)

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