Martin can resume practice Dec. 21 for Jan. 2 playoff

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has announced that the high school football playoffs indeed will be resumed in the wake of the lifting of the “pause to save lives” Friday.

That means Martin can restart football practices Monday, Dec. 21, in preparation for its eight-man football showdown at Adrian Lenawee Christian Saturday, afternoon, Jan. 2. The state final round will be held Saturday, Jan. 9.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Friday lifted some restrictions to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 virus, allowing high schools to reopen Monday, Jan. 4. Martin will go back to offering in-person instruction five days a week.

The Clippers, who have not been defeated on the gridiron this season, but forfeited once, will take on an undefeated powerhouse in Lenawee Christian, which is 9-0.

Meanwhile, Wayland Union and Hopkins high schools will resume classes under the hybrid model on Monday, Jan. 4. Wayland’s Enhanced Hybrid Model calls students in Group A to attend in person Monday, Jan. 4, and students in Group B to return in person on Tuesday, Jan. 5.


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