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Preview: Favorites to Meet in Final

Preview: Favorites to Meet in Final
Friday, November 18, 2016
It’s easy to promote tonight’s MHSAA 8-Player Football Final at Legacy Field in Greenville as the meeting of the two best teams in the state this season. Powers North Central and Deckerville entered the playoffs both undefeated and with the highest and seco...
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'Soccer School' Cheers Best Football Run

'Soccer School' Cheers Best Football Run
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
When people mention Hudsonville Unity Christian, the first thing most think about is the unparalleled success the school has experienced in boys and girls soccer. However, another sport at the Ottawa County school is beginning to make a name for itself and gain atten...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff R3 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff R3 Review
Monday, November 14, 2016
We’ve reached the final two weeks of another Michigan high school football season. Our field of 272 teams four weeks ago is down to only 34.  And some of these key games are coming down to every last inch and minute.
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Big Ten TV

Big Ten TV
Friday, November 11, 2016
The Big Ten Conference likes to say it "appreciates" high school football within its footprint; but the evidence is otherwise.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff R3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff R3 Preview
Friday, November 11, 2016
The best have risen to the occasion this MHSAA Football Playoffs. But this weekend's 11-player Regional Finals and 8-player Semifinals are guaranteed to be the final stop for a handful of teams that haven't experienced a loss this fall. Of 20 teams still undefeated, 1...
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Meet Jared Smith, P-W's Record Setter

Meet Jared Smith, P-W's Record Setter
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Jared Smith saw the parking lot full and cars lining Clintonia Road to the west and Centerline Road south of Pewamo-Westphalia’s stadium Saturday as his Pirates prepared to kick off their District Final against Saugatuck. He knew once again there was no place els...
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After Lean Years, Ubly Returns to Regional

After Lean Years, Ubly Returns to Regional
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Aaron Klama sat in the stands in 2008 watching his brothers play for Ubly in the Division 7 championship game at Ford Field. Klama was 10, and Ubly was at the peak of the strongest decade in program history. Even though his brothers and their teammates lost against Tra...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff R2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff R2 in Review
Monday, November 7, 2016
Revenge is a dish best served during the playoffs. And a number of MHSAA title hopefuls enjoyed their shares of the buffet this weekend.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff R2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff R2 Preview
Friday, November 4, 2016
It's predictable perhaps – and yet still intriguing – how the MHSAA Football Playoffs just a week into the five-week run. Of 38 teams selected for at-large bids to the 256-team 11-player field, only seven remain. Of 36 undefeated teams at the end of the re...
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Writer-Turned-Coach Enjoys Debut

Writer-Turned-Coach Enjoys Debut
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Sam Eggleston has seen high school football from two drastically different viewpoints. Now, even though he is an unpaid volunteer, he enjoys being on the sideline as a coach. But Eggleston was a sportswriter first, giving him different perspectives to watching the same...
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MHSAA Opposes Big Ten Friday Football

MHSAA Opposes Big Ten Friday Football
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association said today that he is “disappointed and disheartened” by the Big Ten Conference announcement that it will play and televise football games on Friday nights beginning with the 2017 season...
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2 Quarterbacks Vault Muskegon to #1

2 Quarterbacks Vault Muskegon  to #1
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Stopping the Muskegon High School offense has never been easy. This year, it’s twice as tough. The Big Reds, 9-1 and ranked No. 1 in the season-ending Associated Press Division 3 poll, are attacking opponents with a two-headed monster at quarterback – dimin...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff R1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff R1 in Review
Monday, October 31, 2016
Arguably the greatest comeback season in MHSAA football history came to an end during the first round of the playoffs this weekend.  But although Breckenridge's turnaround celebration is over, courtesy of Saginaw Nouvel, there are plenty of others that extended re...
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Remington's 'All-State' Remains in Play

Remington's 'All-State' Remains in Play
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Unfortunately, or perhaps fittingly, Richard E. Remington’s time on earth ended during football season. Age 69 at the time of his passing, Remington was well-known as one of Michigan’s best football referees, at both the high school and college level. But f...
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Northern Powers Building on Tradition

Northern Powers Building on Tradition
Friday, October 28, 2016
Matt Stapleton jokes when he talks about his 19-year run as the Frankfort football coach. “If you ask how many games we’ve won while I’ve been here, the answer would be, ‘Not enough,’” he quipped. “And if you ask how many we&rsq...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff R1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff R1 Preview
Friday, October 28, 2016
The 42nd MHSAA Football Playoffs begin tonight with most of this season’s 272 qualifiers taking the field across both peninsulas and nine divisions. And there certainly is an air of familiarity in these first-round matchups.
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Clarkston Surges by Kicking it Forward

Clarkston Surges by Kicking it Forward
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Coach Kurt Richardson held a disdain for kickers. He didn’t trust them. He contends that a poor kicking game cost his Clarkston football team the 2000 Division 1 Semifinal, a 17-15 loss to eventual champion Grand Ledge. Three years before, Clarkston had lost one...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The MHSAA football playoffs are upon us. From 617 teams that began this season, we’re down to watching our final 272. But before we get too far ahead, there’s plenty to review from the final week of the regular season – including a number of upsets th...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '16

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '16
Monday, October 24, 2016
There was a wheel and something that looked like a magic wand. Another started out looking like the head of a caterpillar. A number of Michigan football teams realized their sky-high dreams with Sunday’s playoff selection announcement on Fox Sports Detroit. But e...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 Preview
Friday, October 21, 2016
The sun is setting on another Michigan high school football regular season.  But the lights haven't gone off yet for 180 teams holding out hope of playing their way into this season's playoff field.
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