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Performance: Cass Tech's Rodney Hall

Performance: Cass Tech's Rodney Hall
Thursday, December 1, 2016
A year ago, Rodney Hall’s junior season ended on the Ford Field sideline, watching Cass Tech fall 41-27 to Romeo in the Division 1 Final after he suffered a lower leg injury two weeks before. But he came back this season fueled by championship motivation, and made...
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Forgotten Series Named 1st Grid Champs

Forgotten Series Named 1st Grid Champs
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
“In the first decade of this century, there were some very, very unsavory things going on in high school sports," said MHSAA sports historian Dick Kishpaugh back in 1999. "Though teams used school names as if they represented their high schools, schools didn't set...
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Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals
Monday, November 28, 2016
The final day of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field in Detroit – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – produced a first-time gridiron champion and a game-winning play that will be talked about for a long time. Click for video highligh...
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Drive Complete: 2016 Finals in Review

Drive Complete: 2016 Finals in Review
Monday, November 28, 2016
This season’s MHSAA Football Finals certainly had a familiar look. Five of 2015’s nine champions won again, and the season finished Saturday with only one winner claiming a title for the first time. But while most finalists were regulars this time, players ...
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St Mary's Scores 3-Peat on Late TD

St Mary's Scores 3-Peat on Late TD
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Orchard Lake St. Mary’s has been bitten before by teams that made last-second winning plays. This time St. Mary’s bit back. Ky’ren Cunningham’s 18-yard touchdown reception with four seconds left gave the Eaglets a thrilling 29-28 victory over Mu...
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West Catholic Adds to Ford Field Fame

West Catholic Adds to Ford Field Fame
Saturday, November 26, 2016
November has become a regular part of the Grand Rapids West Catholic football schedule. Trips to Detroit are turning into a Thanksgiving weekend tradition. But what the Falcons accomplished again Saturday was not lost on them.
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Cass Tech Comes Back, Leaves as Champ

Cass Tech Comes Back, Leaves as Champ
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Mission accomplished. Shortly after Nov. 28 of last year, the momentum toward an MHSAA championship began at Detroit Cass Tech. The Technicians had just lost to Romeo, 41-27, in the Division 1 Final, and the work began in the weight room for a return trip to Ford Fiel...
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Highlight Reel: Friday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Friday Football Finals
Saturday, November 26, 2016
A pair of repeat champions took center stage Friday at the first day of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals, powered by the Michigan Army National Guard, at Ford Field in Detroit. Click for video highlights.
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All Hands on Deck, P-W Earns 1st Title

All Hands on Deck, P-W Earns 1st Title
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Jared Smith’s final football game in a Pewamo-Westphalia uniform ended Saturday how he’d always dreamed. He waved his arms up and down during the final seconds, beckoning to the crowd for a final blast of cheers as he first hugged teammates, then hoisted u...
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Opportunistic GRCC Breaks D4 Stalemate

Opportunistic GRCC Breaks D4 Stalemate
Saturday, November 26, 2016
One big pass, a solid kicking game and a handful of fine defensive plays were all Grand Rapids Catholic Central needed to lock up the school’s first MHSAA football title since 2010. Trailing much of the game, GRCC scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter a...
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Lumen Christi Grinds, then Rises in D6

Lumen Christi Grinds, then Rises in D6
Friday, November 25, 2016
The low was never that low, given the circumstances Jackson Lumen Christi played through during a 1-2 start this season. But the high was definitely up there Friday as the Titans reached a peak they hadn’t visited since 2009.
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Dominant Defense Sparks King Repeat

Dominant Defense Sparks King Repeat
Friday, November 25, 2016
As much as it hurts Detroit Martin Luther King to lose to Detroit Cass Tech, falling twice to its rival this fall helped the Crusaders win the school’s third MHSAA football championship and second consecutive Friday. King’s defense was outstanding, as the ...
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MCC Extends Streak, Hands Off Legacy

MCC Extends Streak, Hands Off Legacy
Friday, November 25, 2016
A trio of running backs who played major roles in Muskegon Catholic Central’s last three MHSAA championships closed their high school careers celebrating the school’s fourth straight title Friday.  Along the way, they also handed off the program’...
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Glen Lake Blazes Trail Back to Finals

Glen Lake Blazes Trail Back to Finals
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Congratulatory messages streamed in Saturday after Maple City Glen Lake defeated Leroy Pine River 34-20 in a Division 6 football Semifinal at snow-covered Thirlby Field – a win that secured the Lakers’ first MHSAA Finals appearance in 20 years. Head coach J...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Each day of this weekend's MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field will have its own distinct theme. Friday features the only first-time football finalist this season, Ottawa Lake Whiteford in Division 8, plus three teams seeking their first championships since t...
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Drive for Detroit: Semifinals in Review

Drive for Detroit: Semifinals in Review
Monday, November 21, 2016
After nearly four months, this drive for Detroit is nearly complete.  Sixteen teams remain for this weekend's eight MHSAA 11-Player Finals at Ford Field in Detroit. Below is a glance at how all 16 earned their end-of-season trips, with a number of them frequent vi...
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Football Finals Protocols Announced

Football Finals Protocols Announced
Monday, November 21, 2016
To provide for the convenience and safety of spectators attending the Michigan High School Athletic Association 11-Player Football Finals – presented by the Michigan National Guard – at Ford Field in Detroit, Nov. 25 and 26, attendees are being advised of a ...
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Powers North Central Extends Title Legacy

Powers North Central Extends Title Legacy
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Their parents are taking credit for this, and for many reasons, rightfully so. But the moms and dads who birthed the athletes rolling through Powers North Central’s football and boys basketball programs these last few years never stacked championships like this....
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Drive for Detroit: Semifinals Preview

Drive for Detroit: Semifinals Preview
Friday, November 18, 2016
Ford Field is only one more win away for 32 teams playing in MHSAA Semifinals on Saturday. Five of eight reigning champions are playing to get back. Twice as many teams are playing to reach the final round for the first time.
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Preview: Favorites to Meet in Final

Preview: Favorites to Meet in Final
Friday, November 18, 2016
It’s easy to promote tonight’s MHSAA 8-Player Football Final at Legacy Field in Greenville as the meeting of the two best teams in the state this season. Powers North Central and Deckerville entered the playoffs both undefeated and with the highest and seco...
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