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New Coach, Same Standard for SMCC

New Coach, Same Standard for SMCC
Friday, August 28, 2015
It would be understandable if first-year Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central head football coach Adam Kipf felt like he was taking over for University of Michigan legend Bo Schembechler a year after the Wolverines won the national championship. Kipf, a graduate of SMCC, s...
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#TBT: 600-plus Teams Ready for Kickoff

#TBT: 600-plus Teams Ready for Kickoff
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Football teams have represented Michigan high schools for more than a century, beginning long before the MHSAA was formed during the winter of 1924-25. This weekend, nearly all of the 614 varsity teams scheduled to play this fall will kick off their seasons &ndash...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 1 Preview

A Game for Every Fan: Week 1 Preview
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The first weekend of high school football season always is filled with new beginnings. But that doesn't mean that all making fresh starts are completely unfamiliar.  A pair of grand old stadiums will have new looks. And plenty of stars from last season are back fo...
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Sailors Eye 'Their Turn' after QB Moves On

Sailors Eye 'Their Turn' after QB Moves On
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
With the 2015 season opener against Grand Rapids Christian a few days away, South Christian football coach Mark Tamminga said quarterback isn’t a position that's stressing him out. That statement might be a bit surprising considering Tamminga graduated this spr...
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Kalamazoo Rivals 'United' for Football

Kalamazoo Rivals 'United' for Football
Monday, August 24, 2015
With a big grin, Isaac DeVries said he was relieved a year ago when he heard his Kalamazoo Christian football team was uniting with Hackett Catholic Prep for the next two seasons. One year later, the feeling among the players is more than relief.
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'Coaching Bug' Still Drives St Mary's Porritt

'Coaching Bug' Still Drives St Mary's Porritt
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
George Porritt never seriously considered entering the coaching profession when he graduated from Hillsdale College in 1979 with a degree in both parks and recreation and physical education. At age 14 he had worked part time in the parks and recreation department in In...
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Ithaca Focuses Again on Number 1

Ithaca Focuses Again on Number 1
Monday, August 17, 2015
Leaders talked Thursday about getting back to Ford Field after finishing 2014 with a loss. The coach discussed the value of experience and how seniors are key to a successful season. Ithaca might’ve had the nation’s longest active 11-player football winning...
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Community Backs Maple Valley's Surge

Community Backs Maple Valley's Surge
Thursday, August 13, 2015
It’s almost with disbelief that first-year coach Marty Martin considers the recent struggles of his once-feared Maple Valley football program. But he’s had similar reactions to the outpouring of neighborly support his program has received as it works to sta...
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Going on Offense

Going on Offense
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
High school football is character-building for students, spirit-building for schools and community-building for cities and towns.
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Football Scheduling

Football Scheduling
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The most serious and legitimate complaint about the season-ending playoffs is the stress it has placed on conferences and the struggles many schools have in building nine-game regular-season schedules.
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11-Player Finals - Video Highlights Top 5

11-Player Finals - Video Highlights Top 5
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
The MHSAA's 11-player Football Finals were played Nov. 29-30 at Detroit's Ford Field. Click for our video countdown the top five highlight clips from the weekend's action.
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Drive Completed: 2014 Finals in Review

Drive Completed: 2014 Finals in Review
Monday, December 1, 2014
A total of 56,303 fans attended this weekend’s 11-player Football Finals at Ford Field, the most to watch the event live since 2010 and more than 9,000 more fans than only two years ago. They witnessed five games decided by 10 points or fewer. Four games where th...
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Hearts Heavy, St. Mary's Keeps Promise

Hearts Heavy, St. Mary's Keeps Promise
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The most important football game in Brandon Adams' life suddenly didn't seem so important. At a time when excitement should've been rising within the Orchard Lake St. Mary's junior, he was holed up in his bedroom, coming to grips with the lowest moment in his young li...
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Russell Drives West Catholic to Repeat

Russell Drives West Catholic to Repeat
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Travis Russell had faced this situation plenty over the last three years – first at the end of the 2012 Division 4 Final, then while lying in bed at night before games over the last two seasons. On Saturday, in the last of his 42 high school games, the Grand Rapi...
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Prepare to Compare: Clarkston Wins D1

Prepare to Compare: Clarkston Wins D1
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Nolan Eriksen dislikes two things: Losing and comparisons to his older brother, Ian. He's never had to experience a loss since being promoted to Clarkston's varsity football team before last year's MHSAA playoffs, so that's never been an issue. But comparisons between ...
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Loyola Learns Championship Lessons

Loyola Learns Championship Lessons
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Saturday’s celebration began with respect, senior linebacker Paul Engram said, for an opponent that had become familiar and frustrating. Detroit Loyola hasn’t lost a regular-season game since 2010. But the Bulldogs also hadn’t solved Ishpeming in the...
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Wassink, Sailors Take Back Championship

Wassink, Sailors Take Back Championship
Saturday, November 29, 2014
The first time Jon Wassink led Grand Rapids South Christian to Ford Field, he spent the 2012 MHSAA Division 4 Final on the sideline with a broken collarbone as his back-up took the team the rest of the way to a title. Wassink brought the Sailors back to Detroit in 201...
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St. Mary Erases Doubts, Ends Ithaca Run

St. Mary Erases Doubts, Ends Ithaca Run
Friday, November 28, 2014
The players and their coach insisted they were playing for their own glory, not to deprive Ithaca of further greatness. Monroe St. Mary would've savored an MHSAA Division 6 football championship regardless of the opponent, regardless of the historical backdrop.
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DeLaSalle Hammers Home 1st Title

DeLaSalle Hammers Home 1st Title
Friday, November 28, 2014
When his team fell to 3-3 to start October, Warren DeLaSalle football coach Paul Verska said he was the only one who believed the Pilots could still finish this fall at Ford Field.  And he realized again before last week’s Semifinal against Southfield that...
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Muskegon Catholic Central Repeats in D8

Muskegon Catholic Central Repeats in D8
Friday, November 28, 2014
It certainly wasn't nerves turning in Tommy Scott's stomach Friday morning. The senior running back had already played in an MHSAA championship game, winning the Division 8 title with Muskegon Catholic Central last season. Scott, like the Crusaders' other veterans, sa...
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