Posted On: 12/22/20 12:29 PM

After a long wait, the high school football playoffs are finally back. Eight teams remain in each of the eight divisions of the MHSAA playoffs all with the goal of reaching Ford Field for a chance at a State Championship. In what has already been an unprecedented season, the regional finals will take place in December for the first time. Below I break down a Division 5 regional final between defending Division 5 State Champion Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Muskegon Oakridge.

Playoff Road

GRCC: (8-0, OK Gold): District Semi: Defeated Belding 41-6, District Final: Portland (Win by Forfeit)

Oakridge (7-2, West Michigan Conference): Pre-District: Defeated Chippewa Hills 40-6, District Semi: Big Rapids 41-20, District Final: Tri-County 50-12

Top Prospects

Jace WilliamsJaceWilliams6'3" | WRGrand Rapids Catholic Central | 2021StateMI, WR, Catholic Central

Jace is the top wideout prospect from the west side of the state. The future Miami of Ohio Redhawk is an outstanding athlete who can go up and get 50/50 balls with the best of them. He’s a crisp route runner that can stretch the field vertically as well as pick you apart across the middle on short to intermediate routes.

Nolan ZieglerNolanZiegler6'4" | DBGrand Rapids Catholic Central | 2022StateMI, DB, Catholic Central

Nolan is one of the

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