We've been MIA for a little while, but the Michigan postseason has been in full swing, so it's time to get back on track and find out what's going on around the state.
Just when we had all written off Cass Tech, the Technicians are in the Division 1 state semifinals. Just when we had made Harrison out to be the state's top team (and one of the nation's best as well), the Hawks fell early. Now it's time for teams to show what they're made of in the state semis. There's lots of games to be played this Saturday with state title games on the docket. In Division 2, we wondered aloud not long ago whether Brother Rice was the best 5-4 team of all time. Now the Warriors are in the state semifinals against a resurgent Detroit King team. Think about that for a moment. After all of the great teams in Division 2 this year (St. Mary's, DeLaSalle, Harrison, etc.), either Brother Rice or Detroit King will advance to the state finals. The playoffs are a crazy time.
You can get full coverage of the MHSAA L.P. state meet here. None of the state's teams qualified for the NXN Finals.
Canton claimed the state's top honors in Division 1 after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Grand Haven. In Division 2, Avondale topped Spring Lake, 2-1, for the state title. Division 3 champ Detroit Country Day beat Unity Christian, 2-1. And in Division 4 a thrilling OT win by Inter-City Baptist gave the team a state crown over Muskegon Western Michigan Christian.