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Dakota Football to Visit Lake Orion Friday for State Quarter-Final Matchup

Dakota High School will take on Lake Orion Friday at 7 p.m. in the Division 1 MHSAA football playoffs.

The Cougars will continue their quest for the Division 1 state football championship Friday when they travel to Lake Orion to take on the Dragons in the MHSAA quarter-final.

Dakota High School (10-1) defeated fellow Macomb Township school L'Anse Creuse North 42-17 in the District Final Nov. 2. The Cougars now face Lake Orion (10-1), which defeated Eisenhower 10-7 last week, in the Regional Final.

Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Lake Orion High School, 495 E Scripps Rd., Lake Orion, MI.

More: schedule and ticket information

This information was provided in a press release from the MHSAA.

Qualifying teams for the Playoffs were divided into eight divisions of 32 schools each. Within each division are four regions of eight teams each; and within those regions are two districts of four teams each.

Regional finals in the 11-player playoffs will take place Nov. 9-10, at the site of the highest-ranked team that was victorious in district final play. The eight-player playoff semifinals will take place on Nov. 10 at pre-arranged sites, pairing the winners of region 1 vs. region 2; and the winners of region 3 vs. region 4.

Semifinal games in the 11-player playoffs will take place on Nov. 17, pairing the winners of region 1 vs. region 2; and the winners of region 3 vs. region 4 at pre-arranged sites. 

Tickets for single-session pre-district, district and regional games are $5. At regional sites where multiple games are played and a single admission is charged, tickets will be $6. Single-session semifinal tickets are $6. At semifinal sites where multiple games are played and a single admission is charged, tickets are $7.

The eight-player finals will take place at the Superior Dome in Marquette or Greenville High School on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Admission is $8.

For the 11-player finals, tickets are $10 per day at Ford Field, allowing a fan to see all four games on a single admission. No in and out privileges are allowed. This is the schedule:

November 23

  • Division 8: 10 a.m.
  • Division 2: 1 p.m.
  • Division 6: 4:30 p.m.
  • Division 4: 7:30 p.m. 

November 24

  • Division 7: 10 a.m.
  • Division 1: 1 p.m.
  • Division 5: 4:30 p.m.
  • Division 3: 7:30 p.m.

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