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Upper Peninsula High School Football Playoff Outlook


The regular season has officially come to a close, and for the 288 teams whose names were called on Selection Sunday, all the focus now is on the playoffs and getting to the state championship game at either Ford Field or Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. Across the Upper Peninsula, here is how the playoff picture looks. Teams listed first are the home team. 

Division 3 

Marquette vs. Petoskey 

Division 5

Kingsford vs. Howard City Tri County 

Division 6 

Gladstone vs. Boyne City 

Negaunee vs. Grayling

Division 7 

Menominee vs. Benzie Central 

Division 8 

East Jordan vs. Ishpeming 

Iron Mountain vs. Maple City Glen Lake 

8-Player Division 1 

Norway vs. Newberry 

Pickford vs. Rudyard 

St. Ignace vs. Central Lake 

8-Player Division 2 

Lake Linden-Hubbell vs. Forest Park 

Posen vs. North Central 

The Northern Lights put on a rare show across Michigan

Michiganders living in the Upper Peninsula are periodically treated to displays of the famed Northern Lights. But a rare, severe (G4) geomagnetic storm Friday night meant that even those of us living below the Mackinac Bridge could see the aurora borealis.

Livestock waste making ‘Pure Michigan’ waters not so pure

Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams but a new report shows some waters are being contaminated by livestock waste from concentrated animal feeding operations.