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Send-offs scheduled for area HS football teams

Fans are encouraged to bring signs, noisemakers, honk car horns, and cheer.
The infamous Pirate Pete of Pewamo-Westphalia. The Pirates will face the Lawton Blue Devils on...
The infamous Pirate Pete of Pewamo-Westphalia. The Pirates will face the Lawton Blue Devils on Saturday at 10 a.m. in a battle of the undefeated. (Source: WILX)(WILX)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 12:53 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Three area high schools will travel to Ford Field for a shot at the state championship titles. To wish them luck, their communities are holding send-off celebrations ahead of their match-ups.

  • Defending champion DeWitt (12-1) will hold a send-off on Saturday at 3 p.m. They play Detroit Martin Luther King (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. for the Division 3 title.
  • Lansing Catholic (12-1) will hold a send-off at noon on Friday. They play Warren Michigan Collegiate (11-2) at 4:30 p.m. They’re facing off for the Division 6 title.
  • In a battle of the undefeated, Pewamo-Westphalia faces Lawton (13-0) Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for the Division 7 title. The send-off for the Pirates will be at 6:15 a.m. Saturday.

Fans are encouraged to bring signs, noisemakers, honk car horns, and cheer – loudly – to support the teams as they head to Detroit.

In addition to heading to the Motor City for the championship, coaches from all three teams are finalists for the Detroit Lions High School Football Coach of the Year.

Jeremy Miller of the Pewamao-Westphalia Pirates, Rob Zimmerman of the DeWitt Panthers, and Jim Baker of the Lansing Catholic Central Cougars. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, and can be done every hour.

The winner will secure a $3,000 donation to their school’s football program along with being the Detroit Lions nomination for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year.

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