The D Zone predicts the Forest Hills Central vs. Livonia Franklin game

#29 ranked Livonia Franklin will meet #37 Forest Hills Central in the semi-final. No one could have predicted these two teams would meet this week and few people outside of these two programs thought they would get to this point. Forest Hills Central has taken advantage of a soft schedule, winning their games vs. known programs like, Lowell and Traverse City Central comfortably and then scraping through a win vs. #9 ranked Mona Shores in the District Finals. Livonia Franklin started the year 2-2, when they beat Grand Blanc 35-0 late in the year it opened eyes. The Patriots responded to loses to Livonia schools, Stevenson and #22 Churchill later in the year and in the playoffs with wins when they rematched. Franklin defeated #7 Walled Lake Western in the opening round of the playoffs.

Prediction: Livonia Franklin 28-14

Explanation: Franklin's offensive balance and stiff defense are going to present Forest Hills Central with something they have not seen this year. If this game is close, Franklin has pulled out wins in all shapes and forms this year.