MHSAA football: Superior Dome hosting state semifinals tripleheader Saturday

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome will host an MHSAA football state semifinals tripleheader on Saturday featuring the Upper Peninsula’s Ishpeming, Menominee and Forest Park.

The MHSAA released the official times and dates Sunday morning.

In Division 8, Forest Park will play Beal City at 10 a.m. with both teams at 12-0. Forest Park is coming off a 24-20 win in the regional finals over rival North Dickinson.

In Division 7, the undefeated Ishpeming Hematites (12-0) play Harbor Beach (11-1) at 1 p.m. The Hematites are the defending Division 7 champions while Harbor Beach claimed the Division 8 state championship last year.

In Division 5, Menominee (12-0) plays Muskegon Oakridge (11-1) at 4 p.m. The Maroons fell in the state semifinals in the Superior Dome last year to Grand Rapids West Catholic 20-17.

The winners of Saturday’s game advance to the state championship at Ford Field in Detroit over the Thanksgiving Day weekend with Division 8 playing Friday, Nov. 29 and Divisions 5 and 7 playing Saturday, Nov. 30.