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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 28, 2017
Does anyone remember a more eventful opening weekend than the one Michigan fans enjoyed these last few days? The 2017 high school kickoff had it all, and our "Drive for Detroit" review wraps up the headlining Week 1 performances from all over our state. 
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Football Kicks Off Again, 129 Years Later

Football Kicks Off Again, 129 Years Later
Monday, August 28, 2017
Buried in the text on the fourth page of the Saturday, October 27, 1888, Detroit Free Press is a single, concise sentence bearing a minimum amount of detail: “The Windsor foot ball team will play the Detroit High School team this afternoon at 3.” ...
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#TBT: Watervliet, Coloma Make it 100

#TBT: Watervliet, Coloma Make it 100
Thursday, August 24, 2017
On a cloudy August night in 2009, with overcast skies similar to what many across Michigan are seeing this afternoon, Coloma and Watervliet played the 100th game of what continues to be one of the longest series in MHSAA football history. Coloma won that 2009 seas...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Football remains the most played high school sport in Michigan, not to mention the most popular for fans who fill our stadiums every fall weekend. Finally, it’s time to start talking about it again – and you’ve come to the right place.
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Griggs, Kelloggsville Set to Break Free Again

Griggs, Kelloggsville Set to Break Free Again
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
If opposing teams think it’s going to be easy tackling Thomas Griggs this season, they might want to rethink their approach. Griggs, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound running back for the Wyoming Kelloggsville football team, is difficult to stop and a load to bring down.
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Our Place in the Sun

Our Place in the Sun
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The school sports spotlight shines brightest on fall Friday nights and has for decades, not only in Michigan, but also from shore to shore across the country.
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DCC, Rice Begin Following New Leaders

DCC, Rice Begin Following New Leaders
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Detroit Catholic League football coaching carousel took a few more turns during the offseason, with a pair of programs once led by two of the winningest coaches in state history welcoming new leaders for this fall. Two former understudies to those longtime mentors ...
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NFHS: Reserve Fridays for HS Football

NFHS: Reserve Fridays for HS Football
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
In an effort to re-emphasize that Friday nights in the fall should be reserved for high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations has adopted a resolution that urges schools and teams at the college and professional levels to honor that ...
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Perry Eager to Begin Playoff Chase Again

Perry Eager to Begin Playoff Chase Again
Monday, August 7, 2017
Swirling around in the back of his mind, Tanner Orweller sees what the most historic moment in Perry football history will look like. The Ramblers, after coming so close so many seasons before, will make the playoffs for the first time. The entire town will turn out fo...
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Summer Football Safety

Summer Football Safety
Friday, June 23, 2017
Across the U.S. this summer, school-age football players are flocking to camps conducted by colleges and commercial interests. They get outfitted in full gear and launch themselves into drills and skills work.
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Football's Status

Football's Status
Thursday, June 15, 2017
And until the past decade, football has not had to cope with out-of-season programs run by non-school groups and commercial entities that are so troublesome ...
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Football Participation

Football Participation
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The latest participation data also requires that those of us who love the game of football have much work to do; and that work has little to do with how either the 8- or 11-player tournament is conducted.
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Lelito's Work Helps St Clair Athletes Play

Lelito's Work Helps St Clair Athletes Play
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
If not for sports, Tim Lelito isn’t sure he would have finished high school. Now that he’s entering his fifth season in the National Football League, Lelito is doing what he can to make sure kids in St. Clair County don’t have to worry about that.
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Mann Makes Great on High Expectations

Mann Makes Great on High Expectations
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Entering high school, Steve Mann faced high expectations. His mother and father both experienced much success as student-athletes at Detroit Country Day, and his sister, Brittany, was one of the top track athletes to compete at and graduate from the school. But while i...
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Balancing Football Playoffs

Balancing Football Playoffs
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
We have reached the point where 46 percent of the schools which sponsor football qualify for the Football Playoffs ...
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5 Questions for 8-Player Football

5 Questions for 8-Player Football
Friday, April 7, 2017
The 2017 8-Player Football Playoffs will be conducted over four weeks in two divisions of 16 teams each ...
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DCC's Mach Builds Legacy Sure to Live On

DCC's Mach Builds Legacy Sure to Live On
Monday, March 20, 2017
Tom Mach’s impact on the Detroit Catholic Central football program didn’t end with his retirement Feb. 9. The aftershocks will be felt for years to come.
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Making Matters Worse

Making Matters Worse
Friday, March 17, 2017
The proposal is seriously flawed, and by circumventing the MHSAA Football Committee, its proponents assure it is fatally flawed.
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Eight-Player Options

Eight-Player Options
Friday, March 10, 2017
This helped save football in some schools and helped return the game of football to other schools.
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Sold Out

Sold Out
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Big Ten knows it’s wrong, admits it, but schedules football games on Friday nights to attract larger rights fees from television.
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