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Posted on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 : 10:10 a.m.

Father Gabriel Richard to play football semifinal at Howell High School, 1 p.m. Saturday

By Kyle Austin

For the Father Gabriel Richard High School football team, the path to Ford Field will go through Howell.


Gabriel Richard players hold up a regional championship trophy Saturday.

Courtney Sacco |

Howell High School was announced Sunday as the site of the Irish's Division 5 semifinal game against Portland. The two teams will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Gabriel Richard qualified for the game by winning the first regional title in school history Saturday, 16-6 over River Rouge. The winner of Saturday's semifinal will play either Menominee or Grand Rapids West Catholic in a state title game scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Ford Field.