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Trojans Find Familiar Success in 8-Player

Trojans Find Familiar Success in 8-Player
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Football players, coaches and fans all know what it takes to produce winning teams: score a lot of points, don’t give up many, run, pass, catch and tackle. While 11-player football is the traditional way to play the game, declining school enrollments have forced ...
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'Battle for the Bell' Rings for 110th Tilt

'Battle for the Bell' Rings for 110th Tilt
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The Whitehall vs. Montague football game actually begins on Thursday night far away from any football field, with a huge crowd from each town, bands, cheerleaders, players, coaches and school officials. For the coin toss.
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2016 Week 7 Football Playoff Listing

2016 Week 7 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the sixth week of the season.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 6 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 6 in Review
Monday, October 3, 2016
A total of 52 Michigan high school football teams celebrated 6-0 starts this past weekend and qualifying for the MHSAA playoffs set to begin in four weeks. A handful more celebrated the first league championships awarded this season. And we’re just getting star...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 6 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 6 Preview
Friday, September 30, 2016
Don't think of tonight as the end of another warm September.  Instead, consider it the start to a momentous final month of another Michigan high school football regular season.
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Kalkaska Climbs Under 'Famed' Alum

Kalkaska Climbs Under 'Famed' Alum
Thursday, September 29, 2016
It was a whirlwind weekend for Jeremy Wilkinson. The Kalkaska football coach led his unbeaten Blazers to a 35-0 victory over Cheboygan last Thursday. Then, 24 hours later, Wilkinson was inducted into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame as part of the ...
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Behind Scenes, St Mary's Goes to Goddard

Behind Scenes, St Mary's Goes to Goddard
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
As a coach and athletic director at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s over nearly three decades, George Porritt has been asked plenty of times to recall details from his football program’s storied past. “Ask Robin Goddard,” Porritt typically says.
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Michigan's Football Past: A Must Read

Michigan's Football Past: A Must Read
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
This week, the contents of my mailbox reminded me about one of my favorite items to collect – booklets and programs celebrating the history of Michigan high school football. Contained within was the 2016 edition of the book, “Orchard Lake St. Mary’s P...
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2016 Week 6 Football Playoff Listing

2016 Week 6 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the fifth week of the season.
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Scheduling Solution

Scheduling Solution
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
One could change the qualifying system or double the number of qualifiers so that even winless teams make the playoffs, and some schools would still refuse to schedule others ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review
Monday, September 26, 2016
This weekend, we’ll be able to start counting how many teams have punched tickets for this season’s MHSAA playoffs. But here are a few numbers of note before we take that next significant step. The number of undefeated high school varsity teams in Michigan ...
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Friday Night Football

Friday Night Football
Friday, September 23, 2016
The Friday night high school football tradition can expect to be trampled as college football swarms and grunts around the feed trough like hungry hogs.
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Clinton Works to Keep Running, Rising

Clinton Works to Keep Running, Rising
Friday, September 23, 2016
It doesn't happen often that a Hall of Fame coach reaches new heights after induction, but Scott McNitt is proof it can happen. Over the last three seasons, Clinton is 49-4 with three consecutive finishes with double-digit wins, two trips to the Division 6 championship...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 5 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 5 Preview
Friday, September 23, 2016
There are 100 undefeated Michigan high school football teams at the midpoint of this season. Another 136 teams have only one loss heading into Week 5, which will be played out in most places tonight. Eventually every fall, the elite emerge from all of those with great ...
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2016 Week 5 Football Playoff Listing

2016 Week 5 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the fourth week of the season.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review
Monday, September 19, 2016
A pair of game-winning field goals. Gutsy calls to go for two. Three significant streaks broken and a pair of MHSAA records set, and on top of it all a scene to draw a tear from even the most macho fan.  What more could we ask for from one weekend of high school f...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 4 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 4 Preview
Friday, September 16, 2016
Predicting anything after three weeks of a high school football season is a fruitless endeavor, as so much can change over the next six weeks of play. But no fewer than 16 leagues across Michigan could eventually see this fall’s championship races affected signif...
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Kzoo Rivals Unite to 'Crush Cancer'

Kzoo Rivals Unite to 'Crush Cancer'
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Kalamazoo football players clad in pink and teal took to Loy Norrix’s football field Friday for one of southwest Michigan’s most anticipated annual rivalry games – but also, with the help of some notable alumni, to continue to spread the word about can...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review
Monday, September 12, 2016
Streaks are made to be broken, it is said. And that being the case, Week 3 saw plenty of the inevitable all over Michigan high school football fields.  Click below for quick details on some of the most intriguing results, including a number of teams adding to thei...
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'Patriot Game' Unites Traverse City Rivals

'Patriot Game' Unites Traverse City Rivals
Friday, September 9, 2016
Twenty years ago this fall, Traverse City Central and Traverse City West faced each other in varsity football for the first time as new communities created by the split of the former Traverse City High School. As was inevitable, the resulting rivalry has become one of ...
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