The Avondale Yellowjackets (8-1) will host the Knights from Lahser High School (6-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in the first game of the high school football postseason.
It's the second meeting for the two teams this season: Avondale beat Lahser 37-20 at home on Oct. 12 in a game in which they never trailed. In that game, Lahser's typically stout defense forced two fumbles during the contest but surrendered more than 400 yards on the ground during the game, including at least 140 yards to two different running backs.
Avondale enters the playoffs riding a three-game win streak since falling to Birmingham Seaholm 28-15 on Sept. 28.
This Friday's game could not only extend Lahser's season, but its football legacy — for at least one more game — as the merger to the new Bloomfield Hills High School looms next fall.
Friday's game will be among those featured on MHSAA Football Friday Overtime on FOX sports Detroit, which airs at 11:30 p.m. Friday, and again at 10 a.m. Saturday.
For a complete look at all of the state playoff football pairings, see the MHSAA webste.