Five of the seven Kalamazoo area schools will vie for spots in the Michigan High School Athletic Association's State Semifinals in football. The other two play for spots in the State Finals next weekend.

The five in action this week are in the 11-Man ranks while the other two play State Semifinals in 8-Man football. At a quick glance, this week's area squads include a defending state champion, one hosting a state champion, another hosting a state runner-up, one battling an annual powerhouse, and two potential state finalists facing 8-Man powers.

Here's a look at this week's schedule (game times for this week) -

Division 2 - Region 1
Muskegon Mona Shores (9-2) at Portage Northern (10-1) - Friday 7pm
Winner takes on Livonia Churchill (7-4) or Walled Lake Western (10-1) next week - Friday 7pm

Division - Region 2
DeWitt (9-2) at Edwardsburg (11-0) - Saturday 1pm
Winner takes on East Grand Rapids (8-3) or Muskegon next week - Saturday 1pm

Division 4 - Region 2
Hudsonville Unity Christian (8-3) at Paw Paw (10-1) - Friday 7pm
Winner takes on Cadillac (7-4) or Grand Rapids Catholic Central (10-1) next week - Saturday 1pm

Division 5 - Region 2
Kalamazoo United (Christian/Hackett) (7-4) at Lansing Catholic (10-1) - Friday 7pm
Winner takes on Freeland (9-2) or Kingsley (11-0) next week - Saturday 1pm

Division 7 - Region 3
Schoolcraft (10-1) at Jackson Lumen Christi (10-0) - Friday 7pm
Winner takes on Detroit Loyola (6-4) or Cass City (10-1) next week - Saturday 1pm

8-Man - Division 1
Morrice (10-1) at Colon (11-0) - Saturday 1pm
Winner takes on Kingston (9-2) or Suttons Bay (10-1) at Superior Dome-Marquette next week - Saturday 1pm

8-Man - Division 2
Climax-Scotts (9-2) at Portland St. Patrick (11-0) - Saturday 1pm
Winner takes on Hillman (10-1) or Pickford (10-1) at Superior Dome-Marquette next week - Friday 7pm