Whiteford one of just eight schools to reach title game in boys, girls sport

Only eight schools in Michigan produced a state finalist in both a boys and girls sport during the 2016-17 school year, including the Whiteford Bobcats.

Whiteford advanced to the state finals in both football and softball this past season. It was the first-ever state finals appearance for Whiteford in football while the softball team last advanced to the state championship game in 1994.

Of the eight schools making the list, Whiteford has the smallest enrollment of them all. Here’s the school, sports they made the MHSAA state final* and enrollment:

Whiteford football, softball 239
Pewamo-Westphalia football, girls basketball 305
Richmond wrestling, softball 510
Flint Powers Catholic boys soccer, girls soccer 660
Detroit Country Day football, girls basketball 663
East Grand Rapids boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse 1010
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central boys lacrosse, girls soccer 1258
East Kentwood boys soccer, girls basketball 2639

*Includes sports that offer a “state championship game” in an MHSAA sport. For example, Track and Field, Swimming and Cross Country hold state championship meets and are not included in this list.


Here’s the complete list of MHSAA state finalists in football, volleyball, boys soccer, ice hockey, boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, girls soccer, baseball and softball with school, Division or Class, gender, sport and whether or not the team won or lost in the state championship game/match:

Auburn Hills Oakland Christian 4 Girls Volleyball Loss
Bay City John Glenn 2 Boys Baseball Loss
Birmingham Brother Rice 2 Boys Ice Hockey Win
Birmingham United 1 Girls Lacrosse Loss
Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 1 Boys Lacrosse Win
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 2 Girls Lacrosse Win
Bloomfield Hills Marian 2 Girls Soccer Win
Brighton 1 Boys Ice Hockey Win
Bronson 3 Girls Volleyball Win
Brown City 3 Girls Volleyball Loss
Buckley D Boys Basketball Loss
Burton Genesee Christian 4 Boys Soccer Win
Calumet 3 Boys Ice Hockey Loss
Clarkston A Boys Basketball Win
Davison 1 Boys Wrestling Loss
Dearborn Divine Child 2 Boys Soccer Loss
Detroit Cass Tech 1 Boys Football win
Detroit Catholic Central 1 Boys Football loss
Detroit Catholic Central 1 Boys Ice Hockey Loss
Detroit Catholic Central 1 Boys Wrestling Win
Detroit Catholic Central 1 Boys Lacrosse Loss
Detroit Country Day 4 Boys Football Loss
Detroit Country Day B Girls Basketball Win
Detroit Edison PSA C Girls Basketball Win
Detroit Loyola 7 Boys Football Loss
Detroit Martin Luther King 2 Boys Football Win
Dundee 3 Boys Wrestling Loss
East Grand Rapids 2 Boys Lacrosse Win
East Grand Rapids 2 Girls Lacrosse Loss
East Kentwood 1 Boys Soccer Win
East Kentwood A Girls Basketball Loss
Flint Beecher C Boys Basketball Win
Flint Powers Catholic 3 Girls Soccer Win
Flint Powers Catholic 3 Boys Soccer Loss
Flushing A Girls Basketball Win
Forest Hills Northern 2 Girls Soccer Loss
Forest Hills Northern/Eastern 2 Boys Ice Hockey Loss
Freeland 3 Girls Soccer Loss
Grand Blanc 1 Girls Soccer Loss
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 4 Boys Football Win
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 3 Boys Soccer Win
Grand Rapids Christian A Boys Basketball Loss
Grand Rapids Covenant Christian C Boys Basketball Loss
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 2 Boys Lacrosse Loss
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 1 Girls Soccer Win
Grand Rapids West Catholic 5 Boys Football Win
Grandville 1 Girls Softball Loss
Hudson 4 Boys Wrestling Win
Hudson 4 Boys Baseball Loss
Ida 2 Girls Softball Win
Indian River Inland Lakes 4 Girls Softball Win
Jackson Lumen Christi 6 Boys Football Win
Kalamazoo Christian 4 Girls Soccer Loss
Lake Odessa Lakewood 2 Girls Volleyball Loss
Lansing Christian 4 Girls Soccer Win
Lowell 2 Boys Wrestling Win
Ludington B Boys Basketball Loss
Macomb Dakota 1 Girls Softball Win
Madison Heights Bishop Foley 3 Boys Baseball Win
Maple City Glen Lake 6 Boys Football Loss
Mattawan 2 Boys Soccer Win
Menominee 5 Boys Football Loss
Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 3 Girls Softball Win
Muskegon 3 Boys Football Loss
Muskegon Catholic Central 8 Boys Football Win
Muskegon Catholic Central 4 Boys Soccer Loss
Napoleon 3 Girls Softball Loss
New Haven B Boys Basketball Win
New Lothrop 4 Boys Wrestling Loss
North Branch 2 Girls Volleyball Win
Northville 1 Boys Baseball Loss
Novi 1 Girls Volleyball Win
Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 3 Boys Football Win
Pewamo-Westphalia 7 Boys Football Win
Pewamo-Westphalia C Girls Basketball Loss
Pittsford D Girls Basketball Win
Plymouth Christian 4 Girls Volleyball Win
Portland St. Patrick 4 Boys Baseball Win
Powers North Central D Boys Basketball Win
Richmond 3 Boys Wrestling Win
Richmond 2 Girls Softball Loss
Rockford 1 Girls Volleyball Loss
Rockford 1 Girls Lacrosse Win
Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary D Girls Basketball Loss
Saline 1 Boys Baseball Win
Stevensville Lakeshore 2 Boys Baseball Win
Traverse City St. Francis 3 Boys Baseball Loss
Troy Athens 1 Boys Soccer Loss
Walled Lake Western 2 Boys Football Loss
Warren DeLaSalle 3 Boys Ice Hockey Win
Warren Woods-Tower 2 Boys Wrestling Loss
Whiteford 8 Boys Football Loss
Whiteford 4 Girls Softball Loss
Ypsilanti Arbor Prep B Girls Basketball Loss



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