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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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St. Mary's Repeats in St. Mary's Fashion

St. Mary's Repeats in St. Mary's Fashion
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Glamorous moments come rarely for wide receivers in Orchard Lake St. Mary's offense.  To play receiver for the Eaglets requires patience, a selfless attitude and a player who doesn't mind doing the little things that only get noticed within the inner circle of th...
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QBs Shine as West Catholic Earns 3-Peat

QBs Shine as West Catholic Earns 3-Peat
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Grand Rapids West Catholic might have won its third straight Division 5 championship Saturday night with either sophomore Gaetano Vallone or junior David Fox playing every snap at quarterback. But it was impossible to argue the duo’s effectiveness as they worked...
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Romeo Raises 1st Champion's Trophy

Romeo Raises 1st Champion's Trophy
Saturday, November 28, 2015
With a championship on the line and the margin for error too thin, Paul Hurley couldn't have been faulted if he started looking elsewhere to throw the football. But Romeo's senior quarterback never lost faith in tight end Mitch Heimbuch, not even after the Western Mic...
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Veteran Ishpeming Takes Back D7 Title

Veteran Ishpeming Takes Back D7 Title
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Michigan high school football players, if they’re most fortunate and their teams uncommonly successful, can play up to 20 playoff games during their careers. Saturday morning at Ford Field, Ishpeming seniors Ozzy Corp and Thomas Finegan joined that exclusive cl...
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Highlight Reel: Friday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Friday Football Finals
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Champions were crowned Friday (Nov. 27) in four divisions of the 2015 MHSAA 11-Player Football Playoffs – presented by the Michigan Army National Guard – at Ford Field in Detroit. Click for highlight clips from every game plus links to watch them in fu...
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Zeeland West Rumbles to Another Title

Zeeland West Rumbles to Another Title
Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Zeeland West offensive machine was in good hands the last three seasons with Casey Brinks directing the attack. The Dux’ senior quarterback brought two teams to Ford Field during his varsity career, and ended it Friday night helping hoist a second MHSAA cha...
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QB Leads Ithaca Back to Legendary Level

QB Leads Ithaca Back to Legendary Level
Friday, November 27, 2015
At halftime of Friday’s Division 6 Final, Ithaca coach Terry Hessbrook told his quarterback Jake Smith he was the best player on the field and needed to play like it.  Or something like that – no doubt a little more directly, with a few more words tha...
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King Completes Perfect Run on Final Play

King Completes Perfect Run on Final Play
Friday, November 27, 2015
Armani Posey was supposed to be a two-week stopgap at quarterback for Detroit Martin Luther King. Two weeks turned into 11 weeks, building toward a championship finish for the ages.
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MCC Makes Most of 3-Peat Opportunity

MCC Makes Most of 3-Peat Opportunity
Friday, November 27, 2015
Christian Martinez ran for 45 yards Friday morning according to the Division 8 championship game box score, but crisscrossed his backfield for at least a few hundred more just trying to stay on his feet.  Muskegon Catholic Central’s senior quarterback didn...
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Detroit Embarks on Historical Weekend

Detroit Embarks on Historical Weekend
Friday, November 27, 2015
Basketball used to be king in Detroit. Detroit Public School League teams like Detroit Cooley, Detroit Pershing, Detroit Southwestern and others won MHSAA championships and sent numerous players on to college to play at major universities like Michigan, Michigan State a...
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Playmaking Sargent Powers Chargers

Playmaking Sargent Powers Chargers
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Most high school football coaches aren't comfortable having their quarterbacks, no matter how athletic they are, perform double duty by playing defense. The risk of injury or excessive fatigue is simply too great. And, yet, having Noah Sargent play defensive back when ...
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A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Finals

A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Finals
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
You’ll recognize many of the teams playing for MHSAA 11-player football championships this weekend at Ford Field. Of 16 finalists, 11 are previous champions. Seven of the 11 have won at least three titles.
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Flag Waves for Record-Setting Hudson

Flag Waves for Record-Setting Hudson
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The story of little Hudson High School had captured the minds of many back in the fall of 1975. The small town, located south of Jackson, boasted a population of about 2,600 at the time – and can continue to boast the longest winning streak by a football t...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis in Review

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis in Review
Monday, November 23, 2015
Winter Storm Bella received some of the headlines entering this weekend's MHSAA 11-player Football Semifinals. But the teams that took the field in mostly snowy conditions earned the rest, with three clinching championship game berths for the first time and seven more ...
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Ford Field Parking, Protocols Announced

Ford Field Parking, Protocols Announced
Monday, November 23, 2015
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. 27 and 28, attendees are being advised of a ...
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North Central Soars, Scores 1st Football Title

North Central Soars, Scores 1st Football Title
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The photos Powers North Central football players took Friday night after winning the first MHSAA championship trophy in program history were finishing touches on arguably the most impressive run yet during the short history of 8-player football in this state.   A...
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A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Semis

A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Semis
Friday, November 20, 2015
Rain, sleet, or a few inches inches of snow, we expect to know our 16 11-player football finalists by the end of Saturday afternoon.  But even fans of the college football games being played this weekend should make sure to have MHSAA.tv and FoxSportsDetroit.com p...
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