His Liggett football team lost its regular season finale 40-7 to host Clarkston Everest Collegiate last weekend.
With the loss, the Knights fell to 5-4 and had to wait two days to see if his team made the state playoffs.
“I feel good about our chances since we should get a lot of points since all four of the teams we lost to automatically made the state playoffs,” Cimini said.
The wait was well worth it as Liggett found out it made the Division 7 playoff field and plays at Michigan Independent Athletic Conference champion Southfield Christian.
“We thought if we made the playoffs, we would get Detroit Loyola, which would be a very tough opening round opponent,” Cimini said. “Instead, we get Southfield Christian. It’s going to be a great game and we know we can’t play as poorly as we did the first time we played them and still win.