Football Playoff History for Area Teams

The 2021 MHSAA high school football playoffs begin this week for 40 area 11-player and 8-player teams.

Below is a playoff history for all 40 area programs.

Traverse City Central (19 – 1975, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990-91, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014-21)
Playoff Record: 23-15
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 (37 – 1980-85, 1987-88, 1990-98, 2000-16, 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 67-34
State Championships: (2) – 1994 (Class D), 2009 (Division 8)
State Finals: (8) – 1987 (Class D), 1994 (Class D), 2001 (Division 8), 2003 (Division 8), 2009 (Division 8), 2012 (Division 8), 2013 (Division 8), 2019 (Division 8)

Central Montcalm (11 – 1998-99, 2003, 2007-10, 2014, 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 3-9
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Clare (25 – 1985, 1991-92, 1996, 1999-04, 2006-14, 2016-21)
Playoff Record: 20-24
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 2009 (Division 5)

Kingsley (16 – 1999-00, 2002-08, 2011-13, 2018-21)
Playoff Record: 16-14
State Championships: (1) – 2005 (Division 6)
State Finals: (1) – 2005 (Division 6)

Mt. Pleasant (19 – 1976, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003-04, 2006-11, 2013-15, 2018-21)
Playoff Record: 22-18
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 2011 (Division 3)

Glen Lake (20 – 1985, 1989, 1992, 1994-97, 1999-2001, 2010, 2012-13, 2015-21)
Playoff Record: 27-18
State Championships: (1) – 1994 (Class DD)
State Finals: (3) – 1994 (Class DD), 1996 (Class DD), 2016 (Division 6), 2019 (Division 6)

Traverse City West (17 – 2002-08, 2010, 2012-14, 2016-21)
Playoff Record: 3-16
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Traverse City St. Francis (35 – 1983, 1985-87, 1990-2011, 2013-21)
Playoff Record: 77-28
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), 2020 (Division 7)

Manistee (8 – 1999, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 1-7
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Tri County (8 – 1994-95, 1999, 2003-04, 2018, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 4-7
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Frankfort (33 – 1981, 1985-86, 1988-1993, 1995-2011, 2014-18, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 53-30
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 (25 – 1978, 1994, 1996-2002, 2004-06, 2008-18, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 17-23
State Championships: (1) – 2010 (Division 8)
*Awarded Class D state championship by Associated Press in 1970 and 1971
State Finals: (1) – 2010 (Division 8)

Big Rapids (9 – 2002-03, 2008-09, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 6-8
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Gladwin (12 – 1998-2003, 2007, 2012-14, 2020-21)
Playoff Record:
7-11
State Championships:
None
State Finals:
None

Boyne City (20 – 1993-94, 1996, 2001-09, 2012-17, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 
15-19
State Championships:
None
State Finals:
None

East Jordan (7 – 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003, 2020-21)
Playoff Record:
2-6
State Championships:
None
State Finals:
None

Evart (6 – 2007, 2012-13, 2016, 2020-21)
Playoff Record:
3-5
State Championships:
None
State Finals:
None

White Cloud (4 – 1987, 2003, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 1-3
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Grayling (16 – 1990, 1992, 2003-05, 2007, 2009-13, 2015-17, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 11-15
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Rogers City (15 – 1982, 1990-91, 1994-95, 1997-99, 2001, 2006-07, 2009, 2018, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 8-14
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 1982 (Class C)

Rudyard (12 – 1982, 1985-87, 1989, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 5-11
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 1982 (Class D)

Newberry (9 – 2003-05, 2014-17, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 5-8
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Inland Lakes ( 11 – 1982, 1990, 1995, 2002, 2004-05, 2009, 2013-14, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 4-10
State Championships: None
*Awarded Class D state championship by Associated Press in 1972
State Finals: None

Vestaburg  (13 – 1996, 2000, 2002-07, 2012, 2015-16, 2020-21)
Playoff Record: 3-12
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Grant (8 – 2003, 2010, 2012, 2016-17, 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 2-7
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Reed City (18 – 2000-01, 2004-05, 2007-08, 2010-21)
Playoff Record: 19-16
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

McBain (22 – 1982, 1991-93, 1997, 1999-2005, 2009-11, 2013, 2015, 2017-21)
Playoff Record: 23-21
State Championships: None
State Finals: (2) – 1993 (Class DD), 2001 (Division 6)

Charlevoix (11 – 1992, 2000, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2014, 2016, 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 3-10
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Mancelona (12 – 1977, 2006-08, 2010-14, 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 5-11
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Harrison (13 – 1993, 1995-99, 2014-17, 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 5-12
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Cadillac (15 – 1991, 2000-01, 2009-14, 2016, 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 15-14
State Championships: None
*Awarded Class B state championship by the Detroit Free Press in 1950
State Finals: (1) – 2020 (Division 4)

Hillman (20 – 1990, 1995-97, 2006-21)
Playoff Record: 6-22
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Marion (15 – 1984, 1989-1992, 1996-97, 2006-08, 2017-21)
Playoff Record: 12-13
State Championships: (1) – 1990 (Class DD)
State Finals: (1) – 1990 (Class DD)

Pellston (3 – 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 1-2
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Suttons Bay (16 – 2000-07, 2009-10, 2014, 2017-19)
Playoff Record: 23-15
State Championships: None
State Finals: (3) – 2004 (Division 6), Division 1 8-Player (2019-20)

Pickford (19 – 1990-92, 1996, 2003-07, 2009, 2012-13, 2015-19)
Playoff Record: 18-17
State Championships: (1) – Division 2 8-Player (2019)
State Finals: (2) – Division 1 8-Player (2018), Division 2 8-Player (2019)

Mesick (5 – 1995, 2017, 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 1-4
State Championships: None
State Finals: None

Mio (20 – 1993, 1995, 1997-99, 2001-13, 2019, 2021)
Playoff Record: 11-19
State Championships: None
State Finals: (1) – 1997 (Class DD)

Gaylord St. Mary (21 – 1981, 1985, 1988-89, 1992, 1997, 1999-2006, 2008-09, 2016-17, 2019-21)
Playoff Record: 19-20
State Championships: None
State Finals: (2) – 1999 (Division 8), 2002 (Division 8)

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