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Lumen Christi Grinds, then Rises in D6

Lumen Christi Grinds, then Rises in D6
Friday, November 25, 2016
The low was never that low, given the circumstances Jackson Lumen Christi played through during a 1-2 start this season. But the high was definitely up there Friday as the Titans reached a peak they hadn’t visited since 2009.
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Dominant Defense Sparks King Repeat

Dominant Defense Sparks King Repeat
Friday, November 25, 2016
As much as it hurts Detroit Martin Luther King to lose to Detroit Cass Tech, falling twice to its rival this fall helped the Crusaders win the school’s third MHSAA football championship and second consecutive Friday. King’s defense was outstanding, as the ...
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MCC Extends Streak, Hands Off Legacy

MCC Extends Streak, Hands Off Legacy
Friday, November 25, 2016
A trio of running backs who played major roles in Muskegon Catholic Central’s last three MHSAA championships closed their high school careers celebrating the school’s fourth straight title Friday.  Along the way, they also handed off the program’...
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Glen Lake Blazes Trail Back to Finals

Glen Lake Blazes Trail Back to Finals
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Congratulatory messages streamed in Saturday after Maple City Glen Lake defeated Leroy Pine River 34-20 in a Division 6 football Semifinal at snow-covered Thirlby Field – a win that secured the Lakers’ first MHSAA Finals appearance in 20 years. Head coach J...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Each day of this weekend's MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field will have its own distinct theme. Friday features the only first-time football finalist this season, Ottawa Lake Whiteford in Division 8, plus three teams seeking their first championships since t...
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Drive for Detroit: Semifinals in Review

Drive for Detroit: Semifinals in Review
Monday, November 21, 2016
After nearly four months, this drive for Detroit is nearly complete.  Sixteen teams remain for this weekend's eight MHSAA 11-Player Finals at Ford Field in Detroit. Below is a glance at how all 16 earned their end-of-season trips, with a number of them frequent vi...
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Football Finals Protocols Announced

Football Finals Protocols Announced
Monday, November 21, 2016
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. 25 and 26, attendees are being advised of a ...
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Powers North Central Extends Title Legacy

Powers North Central Extends Title Legacy
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Their parents are taking credit for this, and for many reasons, rightfully so. But the moms and dads who birthed the athletes rolling through Powers North Central’s football and boys basketball programs these last few years never stacked championships like this....
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Drive for Detroit: Semifinals Preview

Drive for Detroit: Semifinals Preview
Friday, November 18, 2016
Ford Field is only one more win away for 32 teams playing in MHSAA Semifinals on Saturday. Five of eight reigning champions are playing to get back. Twice as many teams are playing to reach the final round for the first time.
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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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