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Updated 2021 playoff brackets for three remaining Muskegon-area football teams

Oakridge, Montague and Muskegon Catholic Central power through brackets to regional title games

Muskegon Catholic Central football coach Steve Czerwon, right, puts his hand on Jaden Johnson’s shoulder after the senior made some big plays in helping the Crusaders pull out a 30-28 victory over Oakridge in the CatchMark SportsNet Game of the Week Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at Russell A. Erickson Stadium in Muskegon, Mich. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

The Michigan High School Athletic Association 11-player football district champions were crowned last weekend.

The field began with 256 teams across the state and now that number is down to 64, including three Muskegon-area teams representing three separate divisions.

It’s regional finals week, and the three teams from the Muskegon area will be vying for some hardware, including Oakridge in Division 5, Montague in Division 6 and Muskegon Catholic Central in Division 7.

Below are updated playoff brackets for the remaining area teams. They’re updated with first- and second-round scores, plus regional finals matchups. They’ll continue to be updated each week that the area teams stay in the hunt for a state title.

Next week will be the semifinals. The state championships are slated for Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27, at Ford Field in Detroit.

Editor’s note: CatchMark SportsNet’s Zach Zweigle created the bracket graphics. Asterisks in the brackets denote home teams.

DIVISION 5

The Oakridge football team walked away with a district title against the CSAA Gold runner-up Howard City Tri County. In a 58-22 victory, the Eagles (9-2) asserted dominance and advanced their postseason to the regional finals where they match up with reigning Division 5 state champ Grand Rapids Catholic Central on Friday at 7 p.m.

DIVISION 6

Montague secured a fifth-consecutive district championship last Friday in Reed City. The Wildcats (8-3) jumped out to a quick start and executed some of their best defense of the season, leading them to a 35-22 win over the Coyotes. Montague will travel to Lansing Catholic for a 1 p.m. Saturday kickoff in the D6 regional finals.

DIVISION 7

Muskegon Catholic Central coach Steve Czerwon led his squad to a 50-14 district title over Ravenna last week. The well-versed Crusaders (10-1) tallied up 385 rushing yards to the Bulldogs’ 61. MCC advances to play unbeaten Lawton under the lights at historic Hackley Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday.

Media Specialist for CatchMark Technologies and CatchMark SportsNet.

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