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Montague home, Whitehall away as first-round football playoff matchups set

See where Muskegon-area teams will be playing when the playoffs kick off next weekend.

Montague seniors Tugg Nichols (21) and Dylan Everett, right, and teammates carry U.S. flags onto the field prior to a 33-7 victory over Oakridge Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Montague, Mich. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

The Michigan High School Athletic Association revealed its first-round matchups and playoff brackets for the 2021 football playoffs during a live Selection Sunday Show on Bally Sports Detroit.

Whitehall (7-2) drew a Division 4 first-round game at Sparta (7-2), which will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.

Meanwhile, reigning Division 6 state champion Montague (6-3) will host Central Montcalm (5-4) at 7 p.m. Friday in a first-round game that will be streamed by CatchMark SportsNet and available on the NFHS Network.

Here are the first-round matchups for teams from the traditional Muskegon area with days and times listed where set:

MUSKEGON-AREA FIRST-ROUND PLAYOFF MATCHUPS

DIVISION 2

Mona Shores (7-2) at Forest Hills Central (8-1), 7 p.m. Friday

DIVISION 3

Lowell (4-5) at Muskegon (8-1), 1 p.m. Saturday

DIVISION 4

Whitehall (7-2) at Sparta (7-2), 7 p.m. Friday

Fruitport (4-5) at Cadillac (7-2), 7 p.m. Friday

Spring Lake (6-3) at Grand Rapids Christian (6-3), 7 p.m. Friday

DIVISION 5

Big Rapids (5-4) at Oakridge (7-2), 7 p.m. Friday

Grant (4-5) at Howard City Tri County (8-1), 7 p.m. Friday

DIVISION 6

Central Montcalm (5-4) at Montague (6-3), 7 p.m. Friday

DIVISION 7

North Muskegon (4-5) at Ravenna (6-3), 7 p.m. Friday

Delton Kellogg (5-3) at Muskegon Catholic Central (8-1), 7 p.m. Friday

DIVISION 8

Holton (5-4) at Muskegon Heights Academy (5-4), 1 p.m. Saturday

White Cloud (4-5) at Carson City-Crystal (8-1), 7 p.m. Friday

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