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Best MLive photos from the semifinals of the Michigan high school football playoffs

MLive - GrandRapids/Muskegon/Kalamazoo logo MLive - GrandRapids/Muskegon/Kalamazoo 11/24/2019 By J. Scott Park, mlive.com

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Glen Lake's senior Jake Gideon (60) kisses senior Ben Kroll (77) on the cheek after defeating Montague in the semifinal game at Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

Tickets for Ford Field were punched throughout the state as football teams won semifinal games on Saturday, Nov. 23.

MLive photographers from around the state documented teams competing in the playoffs games.

Take a look through the photos below to explore the intensity and both the highs and lows of the semifinal games statewide.

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Lumen Christi's Walker Plate (6) is lifted after an interception return for a touchdown during a Division 7 high school football semifinal against Cass City at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Lumen Christi won the game, 27-0.

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Belleville players hug each other after a 22-19 loss to Brighton in the Division 1 semifinals at Howell high school on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Detroit Martin Luther King players and coaches celebrate their 60-17 win over Birmingham Seaholm during a Division 2 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Cass City's Hadyen Horne (7) receives the ball on a kickoff during a Division 7 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Davison's Luke Malenich (16) and Davison's Carter Cryderman (26) celebrate after winning a Davison vs Sterling Heights Stevenson Division 1 semifinal football game at Troy Athens High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Davison defeated Sterling Heights Stevenson 34- 27 to advance to the state final game.

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Catholic Central sophomore Joseph Silveri (6) runs the ball against Hudsonville Unity Christian during the first half of the Division 4 state semifinals, hosted by Jenison High School, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Jenison, Mich.

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Lumen Christi head coach Herb Brogan smiles on the sidelines in the last moments during a Division 7 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Lumen Christi won the game, 27-0.

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Montague players lie on the field after falling to Glen Lake in the semifinal game at Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Glen Lake's senior JJ Bradford (6) tackles Montague's junior Drew Collins (12) during the semifinal game at Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Detroit Martin Luther King's Randy Winans (41) waits for the start of the game during a Division 2 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

Jacob Hamilton

Chelsea's Brennan Van Riper (22) runes the ball during River Rouge's state semifinal game against Chelsea at Dearborn High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Cass City's Sandyn Cuthrell (6) is consoled after a Division 7 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Lumen Christi won the game, 27-0.

Mary Lewandowski 5/8 MLive

Sterling Heights Stevenson's Biagio Madonna (6) passes the ball during a Davison vs Sterling Heights Stevenson Division 1 semifinal football game at Troy Athens High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

Jacob Hamilton

River Rouge's Pius Odjugo (92) takes down Chelsea's Griffen Murphy (7) during River Rouge's state semifinal game against Chelsea at Dearborn High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Catholic Central sophomore Nolan Ziegler (24) celebrates an interception returned for a touchdown against Hudsonville Unity Christian during the second half of the Division 4 state semifinals, hosted by Jenison High School, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Jenison, Mich.

Jacob Hamilton

River Rouge's De'andre Bulley (4) runs into the end zone for a touchdown during River Rouge's state semifinal game against Chelsea at Dearborn High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Detroit Martin Luther King's Marshawn Lee (3) celebrates a touchdown during a Division 2 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

Jacob Hamilton

dRiver Rouge's Mareyohn Hrabowski (5) runs the ball During River Rouge's state semifinal game against Chelsea at Dearborn High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Montague's junior Drew Collins (12) gets ready to pass off the ball to sophomore Dylan Evertt (22) during the semifinal game against Glen Lake at Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Davison players celebrate after winning a Davison vs Sterling Heights Stevenson Division 1 semifinal football game at Troy Athens High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Davison defeated Sterling Heights Stevenson 34- 27 to advance to the state final game.

Jacob Hamilton

River Rouge's De'andre Bulley (4) celebrates after River Rouge's state semifinal win over Chelsea at Dearborn High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Belleville's mascot covers his mouth after Brighton scored the winning touchdown of the Division 1 semifinals at Howell high school on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Catholic Central senior Daniel Southerington (13) celebrates with students after their 56-17 victory in the Division 4 state semifinals, hosted by Jenison High School, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Jenison, Mich.

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From left, Belleville's Coleon Smith (54), Christian Dhue-Reid (1), and TyTrayon Lewis (33) celebrate a touchdown in the Division 1 semifinals at Howell high school on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Sterling Heights Stevenson's Biagio Madonna (6) is tackled by Davison's Harrison Unger (10) during a Davison vs Sterling Heights Stevenson Division 1 semifinal football game at Troy Athens High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Lumen Christi's Jack Kelley (1) hauls in a 80-yard reception against Cass City's Sandyn Cuthrell (6) during a Division 7 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Belleville's Connor Bush (82) falls to the ground, scoring a touchdown in the Division 1 semifinals at Howell high school on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Birmingham Seaholm's Will Bournias (5) is tackled by Detroit Martin Luther King during a Division 2 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Belleville's Connor Bush (82) catches a pass in the Division 1 semifinals at Howell high school on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Montague's junior Drew Collins (12) makes a pass during the semifinal game against Glen Lake at Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Sterling Heights Stevenson's Jordan Ramsey (5) and Sterling Heights Stevenson's Dylan Kleinedler (7) celebrate after a touchdown during a Davison vs Sterling Heights Stevenson Division 1 semifinal football game at Troy Athens High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Hudsonville Unity Christian players pray after their 56-17 lose to Catholic Central in the Division 4 state semifinals, hosted by Jenison High School, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Jenison, Mich.

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Family and friends comfort Belleville players after falling to Brighton 19-22 in the Division 1 semifinals at Howell high school on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Belleville's Travon Monroe (21) watches the game from the sidelines in the Division 1 semifinals at Howell high school on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

Jacob Hamilton

Chelsea players take the field before their Rstate semifinal game against River Rouge at Dearborn High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Cass City's Alex Perry (44) is tackled by the Lumen Christi defense during a Division 7 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Birmingham Seaholm players shake hands during a Division 2 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Catholic Central senior Malachi Love (2) catches a pass against Hudsonville Unity Christian senior Nick Tibbe (4) during the second half of the Division 4 state semifinals, hosted by Jenison High School, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Jenison, Mich.

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Davison's Brendan Sullivan (6) looks to pass the ball during a Davison vs Sterling Heights Stevenson Division 1 semifinal football game at Troy Athens High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Glen Lake's senior Xavier Griffiths (21) charges though the Montague defense during the semifinal game at Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Brighton's Colby Newburg (12) is tackled by Belleville players in the Division 1 semifinals at Howell high school on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Catholic Central defensive line coach Shomari Tate prays with senior Justin Kolster (53) before the Division 4 state semifinals against Hudsonville Unity Christian, hosted by Jenison High School, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Jenison, Mich.

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Catholic Central junior Jace Williams (5) catches a pass at the goal line against Hudsonville Unity Christian junior Luke Boverhof (21) during the first half of the Division 4 state semifinals, hosted by Jenison High School, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Jenison, Mich.

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Montague fans react to a play during the semifinal game against Glen Lake at Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Detroit Martin Luther King's Jaylen Reed (2) celebrates their 60-17 win over Birmingham Seaholm with a flip during a Division 2 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Lumen Christi celebrates after an interception during a Division 7 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Lumen Christi won the game, 27-0.

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Catholic Central sophomore Nolan Ziegler (24) returns an interception for a touchdown against Hudsonville Unity Christian during the second half of the Division 4 state semifinals, hosted by Jenison High School, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Jenison, Mich.

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Birmingham Seaholm's Jake LaBarre (55) reacts to the loss in a Division 2 high school football semifinal at Novi High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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Referee John Hoagie throws the coin in the air before the semifinal game between Montague and Glen Lake at Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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