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11-Player Finals - Video Highlights Top 5

11-Player Finals - Video Highlights Top 5
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
The MHSAA's 11-player Football Finals were played Nov. 29-30 at Detroit's Ford Field. Click for our video countdown the top five highlight clips from the weekend's action.
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Drive Completed: 2014 Finals in Review

Drive Completed: 2014 Finals in Review
Monday, December 1, 2014
A total of 56,303 fans attended this weekend’s 11-player Football Finals at Ford Field, the most to watch the event live since 2010 and more than 9,000 more fans than only two years ago. They witnessed five games decided by 10 points or fewer. Four games where th...
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Hearts Heavy, St. Mary's Keeps Promise

Hearts Heavy, St. Mary's Keeps Promise
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The most important football game in Brandon Adams' life suddenly didn't seem so important. At a time when excitement should've been rising within the Orchard Lake St. Mary's junior, he was holed up in his bedroom, coming to grips with the lowest moment in his young li...
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Russell Drives West Catholic to Repeat

Russell Drives West Catholic to Repeat
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Travis Russell had faced this situation plenty over the last three years – first at the end of the 2012 Division 4 Final, then while lying in bed at night before games over the last two seasons. On Saturday, in the last of his 42 high school games, the Grand Rapi...
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Prepare to Compare: Clarkston Wins D1

Prepare to Compare: Clarkston Wins D1
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Nolan Eriksen dislikes two things: Losing and comparisons to his older brother, Ian. He's never had to experience a loss since being promoted to Clarkston's varsity football team before last year's MHSAA playoffs, so that's never been an issue. But comparisons between ...
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Loyola Learns Championship Lessons

Loyola Learns Championship Lessons
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Saturday’s celebration began with respect, senior linebacker Paul Engram said, for an opponent that had become familiar and frustrating. Detroit Loyola hasn’t lost a regular-season game since 2010. But the Bulldogs also hadn’t solved Ishpeming in the...
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Wassink, Sailors Take Back Championship

Wassink, Sailors Take Back Championship
Saturday, November 29, 2014
The first time Jon Wassink led Grand Rapids South Christian to Ford Field, he spent the 2012 MHSAA Division 4 Final on the sideline with a broken collarbone as his back-up took the team the rest of the way to a title. Wassink brought the Sailors back to Detroit in 201...
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St. Mary Erases Doubts, Ends Ithaca Run

St. Mary Erases Doubts, Ends Ithaca Run
Friday, November 28, 2014
The players and their coach insisted they were playing for their own glory, not to deprive Ithaca of further greatness. Monroe St. Mary would've savored an MHSAA Division 6 football championship regardless of the opponent, regardless of the historical backdrop.
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DeLaSalle Hammers Home 1st Title

DeLaSalle Hammers Home 1st Title
Friday, November 28, 2014
When his team fell to 3-3 to start October, Warren DeLaSalle football coach Paul Verska said he was the only one who believed the Pilots could still finish this fall at Ford Field.  And he realized again before last week’s Semifinal against Southfield that...
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Muskegon Catholic Central Repeats in D8

Muskegon Catholic Central Repeats in D8
Friday, November 28, 2014
It certainly wasn't nerves turning in Tommy Scott's stomach Friday morning. The senior running back had already played in an MHSAA championship game, winning the Division 8 title with Muskegon Catholic Central last season. Scott, like the Crusaders' other veterans, sa...
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A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Finals

A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Finals
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
This weekend, the MHSAA 11-player Football Finals will celebrate a decade of calling Detroit's Ford Field home.  And these eight games over two days should provide a draw for every fan as we wave good-bye to another memorable season.
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#TBT: Mill Thrills Again at Silverdome

#TBT: Mill Thrills Again at Silverdome
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Pontiac Silverdome 25 years ago served as the stage for one of the most exciting moments in MHSAA Football Finals history, appropriately performed by an athlete known as "Mill the Thrill." Coleman, who would later star as a receiver at Michigan State University, scored...
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Highlight Reel: Division 4 Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Division 4 Semifinals
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Grand Rapids South Christian football team defeated Edwardsburg 50-48 in a Division 4 Semifinal on Saturday, and Lansing Sexton downed Detroit Country Day 28-14. Click below for highlights.
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Highlight Reel: Division 3 Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Division 3 Semifinals
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Muskegon football team defeated Zeeland West 20-0 in a Division 3 Semifinal on Saturday, while Orchard Lake St. Mary's downed New Boston 51-3. Click below for highlights.
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Highlight Reel: Division 1 Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Division 1 Semifinals
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Clarkston football defeated East Kentwood 35-13 and Saline defeated Detroit Cass Tech 30-15 on Saturday in Division 1 football Semifinals. Click below for highlights.
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Highlight Reel: Munising/Beal City

Highlight Reel: Munising/Beal City
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Munising football team defeated Beal City 10-7 in a Division 8 Semifinal on Friday at the Superior Dome in Marquette. Click below for highlights.
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Drive for Detroit: Semifinals in Review

Drive for Detroit: Semifinals in Review
Monday, November 24, 2014
The final stretch of this season's Drive for Detroit has begun.  And if Friday and Saturday's MHSAA Finals are like the Semifinals this past weekend, we should be in for an incredible season-ending series at Ford Field. 
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Ford Field Parking, Protocols Announced

Ford Field Parking, Protocols Announced
Monday, November 24, 2014
To provide for the convenience and safety of spectators attending the Michigan High School Athletic Association 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field in Detroit, Nov. 28 and 29, attendees are being advised of a variety of items related to transportation and security &...
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Lawrence Completes Turnaround with Title

Lawrence Completes Turnaround with Title
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Derek Gribler was a sophomore at the Lawrence school board meeting two years ago when it was decided the Tigers would try 8-player football the following fall. There was skepticism. Some simply didn’t like the move. But Friday night, it was hard to imagine a bett...
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A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Semis

A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Semis
Friday, November 21, 2014
This season's MHSAA football playoffs have featured their share of the unpredictable, to say the least – down to snow-driven changes we've made to the schedule as recently as Friday afternoon.  But on the field, this set of matchups as a whole coul...
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