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McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills on Field, Mat

McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills on Field, Mat
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The sense of excitement is palpable when Brenden McRill recalls one of the biggest adrenaline rushes he's had on a football field. He's in his third year as Davison's starting quarterback, but it's the one time he got to play on the other side of the ball that makes M...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 29, 2016
Upsets and comebacks, broken win streaks and broken hearts mending were among the storylines most prevalent from another highlight-filled first weekend of Michigan high school football. Our "Drive for Detroit" week-in-review reports highlight some of the results that c...
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Search Begins Again for 'Greatest Game'

Search Begins Again for 'Greatest Game'
Sunday, August 28, 2016
There really is no place MHSAA historian Ron Pesch would rather be than in the stands of a high school football stadium on a Friday night. And again this season, he'll settle in with hopes of finding the game he can call the greatest in state high school history.
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MHSAA Football Kickoff Video - 2016

MHSAA Football Kickoff Video - 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
The MHSAA video crew visited three opening-night football games Thursday to capture the atmosphere of another start to high school football season.  Check out this compilation by Jeremy Sampson, an award-winning sportscaster who joined the MHSAA staff this fall.
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With Help, Football Returns to Carney

With Help, Football Returns to Carney
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The football players dutifully go through their drills in blistering heat, showing energy and enthusiasm as they tackle what is basically a brand new sport. Carney-Nadeau High School returns to the high school gridiron tonight for the first time since 1973, with an as...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Your wait is over. After nine months of anticipation, high school football will return to Michigan tonight. And we'll quickly kick off to a great start.
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GR Catholic Central Unveils New Home

GR Catholic Central Unveils New Home
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Former Grand Rapids Catholic Central football player and current assistant coach Kyle Shelton didn’t know if he would ever see the day – the day when the football program would have a place to call home.  And it wasn’t until he witnessed shovels ...
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Harrison Comes Back to Win Classic

Harrison Comes Back to Win Classic
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
As a new season of events launches this week on MHSAA.tv, this summer’s 80s Finals Flashback series concludes with one of the classic Football Finals of all time. Our ninth and final game in the Flashback series is the 1989 Class B Final at the Pontiac Silverdome...
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St Phil Football Thrives with 8 on Field

St Phil Football Thrives with 8 on Field
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Five years ago, the future of football at Battle Creek St. Philip looked rather bleak. The Fighting Tigers had won just three games over the previous two years, and numbers continued to dwindle.
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Longtime Assistant Set to Lead Dakota

Longtime Assistant Set to Lead Dakota
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Greg Baur was content to continue coaching in the background, much like a supporting actor in a movie. Last January, Mike Giannone left Macomb Dakota to take the head coaching position at Warren DeLaSalle. The move took Baur, his defensive coordinator, by surprise &nda...
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Haslett Saving Big Hits for Game Time

Haslett Saving Big Hits for Game Time
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The sound of cleats on pavement. He and his teammates, hand in hand, walking toward the field together minutes before kickoff. Manowar’s “Heart of Steel” ringing in their ears from a few minutes before. Justin Kuchnicki gave himself goose bumps Monday...
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Through the Years: Football 1975-2015

Through the Years: Football 1975-2015
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Another football season kicked off Monday with first practices across the state. So it's a perfect time to take a look back at what is annually our most attended MHSAA tournament series. 
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Flashback: Big Play Leads Off Big Reds

Flashback: Big Play Leads Off Big Reds
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Highlighted by what was then an MHSAA Finals kickoff return record, Muskegon takes on Detroit Martin Luther King in this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series onMHSAA.tv.  The fifth game in our weekly summer series is the 1988 Class A Football Final betwee...
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Travel Football

Travel Football
Friday, July 15, 2016
That major college football has been in an uncontrolled spiral of excess is not news; but its insidious damage to high school sports is finally making headlines.
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Best Practices

Best Practices
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Michigan was among the handful of states to restrict contact in practice, in 2014, a full season prior to recommendations from the National Federation of State High School Associations ...
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The Whole Body of Work

The Whole Body of Work
Friday, June 24, 2016
So, when there was recent criticism that our football practice policy wasn’t progressive enough, that it allows (in theory only) too much time for contact drills, my response is: Look at the entire body of work.
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Western's White Enjoys 'Special' Career

Western's White Enjoys 'Special' Career
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Seeking a higher level of performance, many high school athletes have channeled their energy to one sport. Many refer to this concentration as specialization – and Cody White, for one, isn’t buying it.
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Let's Not Forget These Winning Coaches

Let's Not Forget These Winning Coaches
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Buried deep within the MHSAA’s list of coaches with 200 career football wins is the name Oscar Johnson. Sharp eyes will note that Johnson began his coaching career in 1925 – 90 years ago. In 1975, his was the lone name that would have appeared on the MHSAA&...
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Drive Complete: 2015 Finals in Review

Drive Complete: 2015 Finals in Review
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Those who watched the MHSAA Football Finals in person, online or on TV on Fox Sports Detroit probably didn’t leave their seats much over Thanksgiving weekend. Five of eight 11-player Finals were decided by seven points or fewer. Two more were still in question in...
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Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals
Sunday, November 29, 2015
The 2015 Fall sports season concluded Saturday (Nov. 28), with four more champions crowned at the 11-Player Football Finals – presented by the Michigan Army National Guard – at Ford Field in Detroit. Click for highlight clips from every game plus links to ...
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