Entries for November 2015

Driving Force that Needs to be Re-Routed

Driving Force that Needs to be Re-Routed
Monday, November 30, 2015
During the 2014-15 school year, over the course of 12 meetings, the MHSAA Executive Committee considered 467 requests of member schools to waive Handbook rules. Of those, 300 requests were to waive some aspect of the Transfer Regulation. So an issue of benchmarks&...
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Today in the MHSAA: 11/30/15

Today in the MHSAA: 11/30/15
Monday, November 30, 2015
The last Finals of the 2015 MHSAA fall season were played Saturday at Ford Field, and as of this morning teams in six winter sports are allowed to begin competition. Below is a blend of something from the weekend and a few winter headlines as well.
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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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Grateful for Guidance

Grateful for Guidance
Friday, November 27, 2015
I have heard, and I believe, that the most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. 
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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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Be the Referee: Pregame Communication

Be the Referee: Pregame Communication
Thursday, November 26, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how officials prepare for an upcoming football game.
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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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Today in the MHSAA: 11/24/15

Today in the MHSAA: 11/24/15
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, the following are a pair of stories from communities thankful for special coaches.
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