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A Game for Every Fan: Week 4

A Game for Every Fan: Week 4
Friday, September 19, 2014
How much does each game of the MHSAA football season count? It’s only Week 4. But on one hand, 108 teams enter this weekend winless and one more loss from missing their chance at automatic playoff qualification. On the other hand, the elite already are beginn...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review
Monday, September 15, 2014
Yes, it's only mid-September. We've got a long way to go in this MHSAA football season.   But there were a number of games played during Week 3 that should impact significantly how league races unfold through the end of the October. 
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Tales of the Tape from Bygone Days

Tales of the Tape from Bygone Days
Saturday, September 13, 2014
In this final installment of an MHSAA benchmarks series on the growing presence of video in high school athletics, we remember the tape exchanges that used to mark the beginning of the football playoffs – and the journeys taken by one Upper Peninsula coach to...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 3

A Game for Every Fan: Week 3
Friday, September 12, 2014
Gone is the rain (at least, apparently, for this week). But here comes the storm of league play.  By the end of this weekend, all but a handful of conferences schedules will be underway.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review
Monday, September 8, 2014
Roughly 35 percent of MHSAA Week 2 games either were finished or played in full Saturday because of the string of lightening, thunder, rain and hail that made its way across most of the Lower Peninsula. At points before and after, teams continued finding their footing ...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 2

A Game for Every Fan: Week 2
Friday, September 5, 2014
Week 2 of the MHSAA football season generally means the start of league play for schools across Michigan. Five leagues were formed and nine reshuffled significantly for 2014 – so we’ll do our best to guide you through some of the new names and title chases ...
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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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