November 14, 2011

MHSAA State Semifinal At FSU This Saturday

Big Rapids, Mich. - For the fourth consecutive year, the Ferris State University Athletics Department will host a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) State Football Playoff Semifinal.

Saturday's game will pit unbeaten Mount Pleasant (12-0) versus East Grand Rapids (9-3) with kickoff set for 1 p.m. (ET) at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich. 

The winner of Saturday's game will advance on to the state championship game on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. The other Division 3 semifinal, which will be held at Withington, matches Battle Creek Harper Creek (12-0) against Orchard Lake St. Mary's (10-2).

The contest is a rematch of last year's state semifinal also held at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids and won by East Grand Rapids.  The Pioneers topped then unbeaten Mount Pleasant by a 31-16 score a year ago after registering a three-touchdown lead at halftime.

East Grand Rapids is the five-time defending MHSAA Division 3 State Champion and beat Orchard Lake St. Mary's for the second-straight year in last year's state title game at Ford Field by a 35-27 count.  Three of this year's four state semifinalists in Division 3 also reached the semifinals a year ago with the exception being unbeaten Battle Creek Harper Creek.

Mount Pleasant topped East Lansing by a 28-20 score this past weekend in the regional final round while East Grand Rapids was a 42-21 winner over Holland.

Ticket sales will begin on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. (EST) with the gates to the stadium opening at 12 p.m. (ET). All seats are $6 per person.

Parking will be $5 per car in lots adjacent to the stadium with lots opening on Saturday at 11 a.m. (ET).

For more information on the contest, please contact Matt Kellogg in the Ferris State University Athletics Office at (616) 566-5695 or via email at MatthewKellogg@ferris.edu.

Media inquiries should be directed towards Athletics Communications Director Rob Bentley by calling (231) 591-3821 or email bentleyr@ferris.edu.

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