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Back from Brink, Concord Surges On

Back from Brink, Concord Surges On
Friday, September 9, 2016
Two years ago this week, Concord head football coach Max Clark and the school district faced a difficult decision. Clark pushed for the school to forfeit varsity games until it had enough healthy players to fill a team. Concord had started the season with 16 players, b...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview
Friday, September 9, 2016
If Week 2 of the Michigan high school football season was loaded with matchups anticipated statewide, this week is just about the opposite.  These games matter just as much, but it will likely take a few weeks to find out how they will impact the rest of this fall...
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Mendon Coach Takes Reins from Mentor

Mendon Coach Takes Reins from Mentor
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Mendon football is Bobby Kretschman’s program now, and you’re not going to find anyone in their small town who would disagree with longtime coach John Schwartz concerning Kretschman’s worthiness to continue a tradition that includes 13 MHSAA championsh...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Three overtime thrillers. Two matchups pitting arguably the best programs from their respective areas. One of the most intriguing games in Michigan 8-player football history.  If you missed following Week 2's results, you truly missed out – but we're he...
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'Sailor Salute' Honors Those Who Serve

'Sailor Salute' Honors Those Who Serve
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
It’s hard to believe a game with the magnitude of Zeeland West at Muskegon Mona Shores could be anti-climactic. But that was certainly the case on a special night Thursday at Sailor Stadium in Muskegon, where the real story unfolded before the opening kickoff.
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Northmen Stadium Opens to Excitement, 'Awe'

Northmen Stadium Opens to Excitement, 'Awe'
Friday, September 2, 2016
Petoskey kicked off a new era in football last Thursday with the unveiling of Northmen Stadium, a multi-use facility that will be home for football, soccer, lacrosse, band and track & field. More than 4,000 spectators turned out on a beautiful late August night to ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview
Thursday, September 1, 2016
After an opening weekend highlighted by showcases in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas, Michigan high school football fans should look west, north and really far north for the most colossal matchups of Week 2. Arguably the top teams in the Lansing and Grand Rapids areas ...
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Jesuit's Nelson Thrives in Many Roles

Jesuit's Nelson Thrives in Many Roles
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Scott Nelson and his football coaches at U-D Jesuit are doing their best to deter specialization. Nelson, a senior defensive back/receiver, was the sixth man on the U-D team that won the school’s first basketball MHSAA title, in Class A, this past spring. He star...
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Davison's McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills

Davison's McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The sense of excitement is palpable when Brenden McRill recalls one of the biggest adrenaline rushes he's had on a football field. He's in his third year as Davison's starting quarterback, but it's the one time he got to play on the other side of the ball that makes M...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 29, 2016
Upsets and comebacks, broken win streaks and broken hearts mending were among the storylines most prevalent from another highlight-filled first weekend of Michigan high school football. Our "Drive for Detroit" week-in-review reports highlight some of the results that c...
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Search Begins Again for 'Greatest Game'

Search Begins Again for 'Greatest Game'
Sunday, August 28, 2016
There really is no place MHSAA historian Ron Pesch would rather be than in the stands of a high school football stadium on a Friday night. And again this season, he'll settle in with hopes of finding the game he can call the greatest in state high school history.
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MHSAA Football Kickoff Video - 2016

MHSAA Football Kickoff Video - 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
The MHSAA video crew visited three opening-night football games Thursday to capture the atmosphere of another start to high school football season.  Check out this compilation by Jeremy Sampson, an award-winning sportscaster who joined the MHSAA staff this fall.
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With Help, Football Returns to Carney

With Help, Football Returns to Carney
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The football players dutifully go through their drills in blistering heat, showing energy and enthusiasm as they tackle what is basically a brand new sport. Carney-Nadeau High School returns to the high school gridiron tonight for the first time since 1973, with an as...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Your wait is over. After nine months of anticipation, high school football will return to Michigan tonight. And we'll quickly kick off to a great start.
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GR Catholic Central Unveils New Home

GR Catholic Central Unveils New Home
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Former Grand Rapids Catholic Central football player and current assistant coach Kyle Shelton didn’t know if he would ever see the day – the day when the football program would have a place to call home.  And it wasn’t until he witnessed shovels ...
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Harrison Comes Back to Win Classic

Harrison Comes Back to Win Classic
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
As a new season of events launches this week on MHSAA.tv, this summer’s 80s Finals Flashback series concludes with one of the classic Football Finals of all time. Our ninth and final game in the Flashback series is the 1989 Class B Final at the Pontiac Silverdome...
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St Phil Football Thrives with 8 on Field

St Phil Football Thrives with 8 on Field
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Five years ago, the future of football at Battle Creek St. Philip looked rather bleak. The Fighting Tigers had won just three games over the previous two years, and numbers continued to dwindle.
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Longtime Assistant Set to Lead Dakota

Longtime Assistant Set to Lead Dakota
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Greg Baur was content to continue coaching in the background, much like a supporting actor in a movie. Last January, Mike Giannone left Macomb Dakota to take the head coaching position at Warren DeLaSalle. The move took Baur, his defensive coordinator, by surprise &nda...
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Haslett Saving Big Hits for Game Time

Haslett Saving Big Hits for Game Time
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The sound of cleats on pavement. He and his teammates, hand in hand, walking toward the field together minutes before kickoff. Manowar’s “Heart of Steel” ringing in their ears from a few minutes before. Justin Kuchnicki gave himself goose bumps Monday...
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Through the Years: Football 1975-2015

Through the Years: Football 1975-2015
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Another football season kicked off Monday with first practices across the state. So it's a perfect time to take a look back at what is annually our most attended MHSAA tournament series. 
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