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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Opening night of MHSAA football season never disappoints. This weekend’s first games of 2014 again produced plenty of discussion fodder. But they also included a couple interesting rarities worth pointing out.
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Second Half Starts Your Football Drive

Second Half Starts Your Football Drive
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Just like that, the first weekend of MHSAA football season 2014 is in the books. But we've got three more months of exciting stories to follow as September kicks off. Here's a brief breakdown of regular features to come this season on Second Half.
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#TBT: Generations of Football Champions

#TBT: Generations of Football Champions
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Our first Second Half Throwback Thursday of 2014-15 is such a long toss into the past that we don't know many of the details behind this photo – aside from the common tie between these celebrating athletes and those kicking off this weekend who hope to celebr...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 1

A Game for Every Fan: Week 1
Thursday, August 28, 2014
It’s a lot like birds knowing to fly north in the spring. If you’ve played, coached, parented or followed high school football, you’re likely having a hard time not jumping out of your shoes in anticipation of opening night.
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Ready for Some Football

Ready for Some Football
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
How seriously should we take public criticism of tackle football when that public promotes boxing or cage fighting?
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Catch These New Rules as Fall Kicks Off

Catch These New Rules as Fall Kicks Off
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The first practices of 2014-15 begin next week for approximately 110,000 student-athletes taking part in eight sports in which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments. Nearly 41,000 football players practicing under a new policy in...
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Cvengros Leaves Lasting Impact

Cvengros Leaves Lasting Impact
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Retired Associate Director Jerry Cvengros, who served at the Michigan High School Athletic Association for more than 13 years after three decades at Escanaba High School, died Monday evening in Lansing. He was 80. A Hall of Fame football coach and longtime school admin...
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New Football Practice Policies

New Football Practice Policies
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Michigan’s Football Task Force proposal . . . reduces collision practices to one a day before the first game and to two per week after the first game.
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Talking Practice: Texas, Illinois Revise Policies

Talking Practice: Texas, Illinois Revise Policies
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Coaches and players in Texas and Illinois adapted to new football practice limitations this fall, with the Texas policy focusing on contact, and the Illinois regulation emphasizing length of preseason practices.  Following are the main changes those states put in ...
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Thank Roosevelt for Football Weekends

Thank Roosevelt for Football Weekends
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The next time you find yourself immersed in a tense crosstown football rivalry on a Friday night followed by a Saturday pilgrimage to the nearest college campus and a Sunday afternoon with a remote and your favorite snacks and beverages, take a moment to consider what t...
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Students Make Championship Calls

Students Make Championship Calls
Monday, December 16, 2013
It’s a great thrill each Thanksgiving weekend for those schools that make the trip to the Finals of the MHSAA Football Playoffs at Ford Field.  For the players, they get to occupy the same space as some of their professional favorites did just hours earlier&...
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The Drive is Complete: Finals in Review

The Drive is Complete: Finals in Review
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A crowd of more than 52,000 fans – 5,000 more than in 2012 – plus countless others watching on Fox Sports Detroit witnessed the end of one era, the beginning of another and the continuation of one of the most impressive in the nation while watching the MHSAA...
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Zeeland West Puts 'T' in 3rd MHSAA Title

Zeeland West Puts 'T' in 3rd MHSAA Title
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Danny Bauder would rather trade touches for trophies.  In most other offenses, a player of Bauder's ability would be a featured running back. What team wouldn't want to keep feeding the rock to a kid who ran for 1,796 yards and 28 touchdowns this season?
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Falcons Soar From Brink to D5 Peak

Falcons Soar From Brink to D5 Peak
Saturday, November 30, 2013
There were more moments than he and his teammates might’ve expected this fall when Drake Wooten sensed his high school career could soon come to an end.  That wasn’t supposed to be the scenario after Grand Rapids West Catholic advanced to the Division...
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Eriksen, Clarkston Finish 'Dream' Run

Eriksen, Clarkston Finish 'Dream' Run
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Ian Eriksen came into his senior year with Achilles and ankle injuries, then underwent arthroscopic surgery for a partially torn meniscus in his right knee on Sept. 19. Four Friday nights passed with Eriksen in street clothes, unsure of when — or if — he'd...
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Familiar Story Ends With Ishpeming Title

Familiar Story Ends With Ishpeming Title
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The knowledge gap covering 466 miles between Ishpeming and Detroit Loyola certainly was bridged when the two met in last season’s Division 7 Final.  Ishpeming – winner that day 20-14 – knew what Loyola had coming back this fall, and heard about ...
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Marine City, Mathison Make Right Moves

Marine City, Mathison Make Right Moves
Saturday, November 30, 2013
When Jarrett Mathison was told he wouldn't be Marine City's quarterback this season, he could've taken the news the wrong way. Instead, Mathison handled the change with a team-first attitude, even though he had no clue what his role would be with the Mariners.
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Finals Four: Ithaca Adds to Title Streak

Finals Four: Ithaca Adds to Title Streak
Friday, November 29, 2013
As the final seconds ticked down in Friday’s Division 6 Final, Ithaca’s players predictably began throwing four fingers into the air – signifying their fourth straight MHSAA title. But the Yellowjackets could’ve chosen instead to press a thumb ...
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Rice Sends Out 'Coach' on Winning Note

Rice Sends Out 'Coach' on Winning Note
Friday, November 29, 2013
What do you get the football coach who has everything?  How about a perfect 14-0 season? Better yet, how about a third straight MHSAA championship as a nice going-away present? 
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Muskegon Catholic Earns Photo Finish

Muskegon Catholic Earns Photo Finish
Friday, November 29, 2013
Muskegon Catholic Central’s players emerged from the Ford Field tunnel Friday morning for the first time, in shirts and ties and with awe over their faces. The Crusaders as a community are used to making this trip, with 11 MHSAA Finals appearances and eight titl...
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