We started with 20 area teams in the MHSAA playoffs. Two rounds later and Lansing high schools are beating the law of averages which mathematically would say we should have five teams left at this point.

Instead the Lansing-area as a whole has eight participants across six divisions still alive.

Here is this week's football schedule involving Lansing-area teams.

DIVISION 3

DeWitt at Muskegon @ Grand Haven High School Sat. 1:00 P.M.

East Lansing at Battle Creek Harper Creek Fri. 7:00 P.M.

DIVISION 4

Williamston at Escanaba Fri. 7:00 P.M.

Sexton at Edwardsburg Sat. 1:00 P.M.

DIVISION 5

Grand Rapids West Catholic at Portland Fri. 7:00 P.M.

DIVISION 6

Ithaca at Montague Sat. 1:00 P.M.

DIVISION 7

Pewamo-Westphalia at Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Sat. 1:00 P.M.

8-MAN DIVISION 2 (semifinal round)

Kinde-North Huron at Portland St. Patrick's Sat. 2:00 P.M.