It's game week for high school football in the state of Michigan.  The first of nine regular season weeks before we reach Playoff Selection Sunday on October 23rd.

We had a pair of state champions in 2021 as Lansing Catholic won in Division 6, while Pewamo-Westphalia won in Division 7.  And a state runner-up in DeWitt, who barely lost to Detroit Martin Luther King last November in Division 3.

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Also, Portland and Mason reached state semifinals in Divisions 5 & 3, respectively., before losing.  Mason's appearance in the semis was their first ever making it that far.

But it's time for a new season.  And hopes and dreams begin anew.

With that, here's a look at the schedule for Week 1 of the season for the 38 Lansing-area schools.  The following games are all on Thursday, August 25th:

DEWITT VS. HASLETT (At Michigan Stadium)

HOLT @ CALEDONIA

EAST LANSING @ PORTAGE CENTRAL

WAVERLY @ LANSING CATHOLIC

OKEMOS @ MASON

FOWLERVILLE @ CORUNNA

ZEELAND EAST @ WILLIAMSTON

OVID-ELSIE @ PORTLAND

BATTLE CREEK PENNFIELD @ LAKEWOOD

DURAND @ LAINGSBURG

BATH @ MT. MORRIS

BRIDGMAN @ MAPLE VALLEY

And the following games are scheduled for Friday, August 26th:

COLDWATER @ GRAND LEDGE

SEXTON @ EVERETT

ST. JOHNS @ PARMA WESTERN

BELDING @ IONIA

CHARLOTTE @ OLIVET

JACKSON NORTHWEST @ EATON RAPIDS

PERRY @ CLAWSON

DANSVILLE @ LESLIE

SPRINGPORT @ STOCKBRIDGE

POTTERVILLE @ EAST JACKSON

SARANAC @ ERIE-MASON

CARSON CITY-CRYSTAL @ FOWLER

REDFORD UNION @ PEWAMO-WESTPHALIA

HOMER @ ITHACA

FULTON @ BRECKENRIDGE

WEBBERVILLE @ MERRILL

MORRICE @ MT. PLEASANT SACRED HEART

VESTABURG @ PORTLAND ST. PATRICK

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