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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review
Monday, November 20, 2017
The countdown is on for our annual voyage to Detroit’s Ford Field.  West Bloomfield, Saginaw Swan Valley and Edwardsburg earned first-time MHSAA Finals berths Saturday, while a handful of surprises also helped shape an intriguing championship field.
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2017 Football Finals Protocols Announced

2017 Football Finals Protocols Announced
Monday, November 20, 2017
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. 24 and 25, attendees are being advised of a ...
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Forest Park Tradition Gains Another Title

Forest Park Tradition Gains Another Title
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Fans wearing black and red chanted “U.P. Power” while their favorite team ran for nearly 500 yards without throwing a pass Saturday at the Superior Dome. This was Crystal Falls Forest Park football. And it didn’t matter how many players were on the fi...
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Quick Study Central Lake Clinches 1st Title

Quick Study Central Lake Clinches 1st Title
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Central Lake may not have been totally sure what it got itself into switching to 8-player football heading into this fall. Clearly it didn’t take the Trojans long to figure things out.
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Brogan Shepherds Lumen Christi Legacy

Brogan Shepherds Lumen Christi Legacy
Friday, November 17, 2017
It has been nearly 38 years since Herb Brogan became head football coach at Jackson Lumen Christi.  It is hard to imagine anyone facing tougher circumstances in a promotion than he did early in 1980.
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March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview

March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview
Friday, November 17, 2017
The MHSAA 8-Player Finals return to where they got their start Saturday, with two champions to be awarded for the first time. Central Lake, Crystal Falls Forest Park and Portland St. Patrick all are seeking their first 8-player championships – while Central Lake ...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A week from today, Michigan’s best 11-player football teams will be playing, or preparing to play, in MHSAA Finals at Ford Field.  That’s how close we are to dreams coming true for athletes, coaches and communities all over Michigan, many in this way f...
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Performance: West Bloomfield's Bryce Veasley

Performance: West Bloomfield's Bryce Veasley
Thursday, November 16, 2017
West Bloomfield senior quarterback Bryce Veasley led his team 80 yards over the final two minutes of Friday’s Regional Final against previously-undefeated Utica Eisenhower, completing 6 of 7 passes during the drive before running in the go-ahead score with 51 seco...
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Scheduling Controversy

 Scheduling Controversy
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
I don’t campaign for this task (scheduling games for schools) because, frankly, it will produce complaints and controversy.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Review
Monday, November 13, 2017
A longtime observer of Michigan high school football had a hard time remembering a playoff weekend with as many close finishes as fans enjoyed Friday and Saturday. Start with the games in 11-player Division 1, where all four were decided by fourth-quarter scores or sto...
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Epler's 6, 8-Player Game Lives On

Epler's 6, 8-Player Game Lives On
Friday, November 10, 2017
Constructed in 2003 in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon, the 130-unit Stephen E. Epler Residence Hall is a belated tribute to “the founder of the Vanport Extension Center — the beginning of today's Portland State University.” The recognition f...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Preview
Thursday, November 9, 2017
We’ve reached the third week of the 2017 Football Playoffs, and we’re going to switch up our “Drive for Detroit” format just a bit to kick off this week’s preview with a closer look at the “March to Marquette."  Eight teams will...
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Brighton Memories Close to Henson's Heart

Brighton Memories Close to Henson's Heart
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Drew Henson admits he'll still sneak an occasional peak at the record book. After 20 years and professional careers in two sports, a quick glance isn't about vanity for Henson. The former Brighton football and baseball star said he's simply curious whether his myriad r...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Review
Monday, November 6, 2017
From 288 to 144 to 72, these MHSAA Football Playoffs are shaking out a little differently than the last few seasons. All in all, this fall’s postseason over the first two weeks has included more surprises than what seem usual.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Preview
Friday, November 3, 2017
The first week of the 2017 MHSAA Football Playoffs was one of the most memorable in recent memory with a collection of twists and turns, late-game heroics and bracket-shaking upsets. Welcome to the encore.
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At Hudson, Winning Starts with the 'Ride'

At Hudson, Winning Starts with the 'Ride'
Thursday, November 2, 2017
It was a couple hours before kickoff for the Hudson Tigers, and head coach Tom Saylor didn’t think his team was focused enough. “It was early on in our winning streak,” said Saylor. “Everybody was kind of laughing and just not thinking about the...
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Great Clips of the Week: 11/2/17

Great Clips of the Week: 11/2/17
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Our latest “Clips of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips feature one of our eight MHSAA boys soccer finalists and a contender from the Division 5 football playoffs.
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QB Gives MCC New Look, Same Success

QB Gives MCC New Look, Same Success
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Beating Muskegon Catholic Central in the playoffs was hard enough before Cameron Martinez came along. Martinez, a 5-11, 180-pound, dual-threat sophomore quarterback, has added many new dimensions to the Crusaders’ offense – which had become synonymous aroun...
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Three Rivers Takes Run at District Together

Three Rivers Takes Run at District Together
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
J.J. Wagner is economical with his words, stoic on the sideline, and not preoccupied with statistical trends. All he really asks of his Three Rivers football players is to play and sacrifice for one another. It’s been a pretty good recipe throughout his 13-year t...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Review
Monday, October 30, 2017
A couple massive upsets and an MHSAA record. Not a bad way to kick off the 2017 Football Playoffs. Those are just a few of the many highlights from this weekend’s first rounds – Pre-District in 11-player and Pre-Regional in 8-player.
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