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Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review
Monday, September 26, 2016
This weekend, we’ll be able to start counting how many teams have punched tickets for this season’s MHSAA playoffs. But here are a few numbers of note before we take that next significant step. The number of undefeated high school varsity teams in Michigan ...
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Friday Night Football

Friday Night Football
Friday, September 23, 2016
The Friday night high school football tradition can expect to be trampled as college football swarms and grunts around the feed trough like hungry hogs.
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Clinton Works to Keep Running, Rising

Clinton Works to Keep Running, Rising
Friday, September 23, 2016
It doesn't happen often that a Hall of Fame coach reaches new heights after induction, but Scott McNitt is proof it can happen. Over the last three seasons, Clinton is 49-4 with three consecutive finishes with double-digit wins, two trips to the Division 6 championship...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 5 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 5 Preview
Friday, September 23, 2016
There are 100 undefeated Michigan high school football teams at the midpoint of this season. Another 136 teams have only one loss heading into Week 5, which will be played out in most places tonight. Eventually every fall, the elite emerge from all of those with great ...
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2016 Week 5 Football Playoff Listing

2016 Week 5 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the fourth week of the season.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review
Monday, September 19, 2016
A pair of game-winning field goals. Gutsy calls to go for two. Three significant streaks broken and a pair of MHSAA records set, and on top of it all a scene to draw a tear from even the most macho fan.  What more could we ask for from one weekend of high school f...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 4 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 4 Preview
Friday, September 16, 2016
Predicting anything after three weeks of a high school football season is a fruitless endeavor, as so much can change over the next six weeks of play. But no fewer than 16 leagues across Michigan could eventually see this fall’s championship races affected signif...
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Kzoo Rivals Unite to 'Crush Cancer'

Kzoo Rivals Unite to 'Crush Cancer'
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Kalamazoo football players clad in pink and teal took to Loy Norrix’s football field Friday for one of southwest Michigan’s most anticipated annual rivalry games – but also, with the help of some notable alumni, to continue to spread the word about can...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review
Monday, September 12, 2016
Streaks are made to be broken, it is said. And that being the case, Week 3 saw plenty of the inevitable all over Michigan high school football fields.  Click below for quick details on some of the most intriguing results, including a number of teams adding to thei...
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'Patriot Game' Unites Traverse City Rivals

'Patriot Game' Unites Traverse City Rivals
Friday, September 9, 2016
Twenty years ago this fall, Traverse City Central and Traverse City West faced each other in varsity football for the first time as new communities created by the split of the former Traverse City High School. As was inevitable, the resulting rivalry has become one of ...
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Back from Brink, Concord Surges On

Back from Brink, Concord Surges On
Friday, September 9, 2016
Two years ago this week, Concord head football coach Max Clark and the school district faced a difficult decision. Clark pushed for the school to forfeit varsity games until it had enough healthy players to fill a team. Concord had started the season with 16 players, b...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview
Friday, September 9, 2016
If Week 2 of the Michigan high school football season was loaded with matchups anticipated statewide, this week is just about the opposite.  These games matter just as much, but it will likely take a few weeks to find out how they will impact the rest of this fall...
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Mendon Coach Takes Reins from Mentor

Mendon Coach Takes Reins from Mentor
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Mendon football is Bobby Kretschman’s program now, and you’re not going to find anyone in their small town who would disagree with longtime coach John Schwartz concerning Kretschman’s worthiness to continue a tradition that includes 13 MHSAA championsh...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Three overtime thrillers. Two matchups pitting arguably the best programs from their respective areas. One of the most intriguing games in Michigan 8-player football history.  If you missed following Week 2's results, you truly missed out – but we're he...
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'Sailor Salute' Honors Those Who Serve

'Sailor Salute' Honors Those Who Serve
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
It’s hard to believe a game with the magnitude of Zeeland West at Muskegon Mona Shores could be anti-climactic. But that was certainly the case on a special night Thursday at Sailor Stadium in Muskegon, where the real story unfolded before the opening kickoff.
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Northmen Stadium Opens to Excitement, 'Awe'

Northmen Stadium Opens to Excitement, 'Awe'
Friday, September 2, 2016
Petoskey kicked off a new era in football last Thursday with the unveiling of Northmen Stadium, a multi-use facility that will be home for football, soccer, lacrosse, band and track & field. More than 4,000 spectators turned out on a beautiful late August night to ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview
Thursday, September 1, 2016
After an opening weekend highlighted by showcases in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas, Michigan high school football fans should look west, north and really far north for the most colossal matchups of Week 2. Arguably the top teams in the Lansing and Grand Rapids areas ...
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Jesuit's Nelson Thrives in Many Roles

Jesuit's Nelson Thrives in Many Roles
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Scott Nelson and his football coaches at U-D Jesuit are doing their best to deter specialization. Nelson, a senior defensive back/receiver, was the sixth man on the U-D team that won the school’s first basketball MHSAA title, in Class A, this past spring. He star...
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Davison's McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills

Davison's McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills
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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