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Trojans Standout Back from Basic Training

Trojans Standout Back from Basic Training
Friday, September 20, 2019
It seemed appropriate that the first game T.J. Schultz played his senior season for the Central Lake/Ellsworth football team was also the program’s fourth annual Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Night. Schultz, a starting linebacker and running back in ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 4 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 4 Preview
Friday, September 20, 2019
As we cruise into Week 4 of this high school football season, be ready for a few curveballs and change-ups. For starters: Something just doesn't feel right about not featuring the latest meetings between Detroit Martin Luther King and Cass Tech and Traverse City West a...
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Clip of the Week: Grosse Pointe South's Alex Shaheen

Clip of the Week: Grosse Pointe South's Alex Shaheen
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
This edition of State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” features Grosse Pointe South quarterback Alex Shaheen completing a scrambling touchdown pass during a Week 3 win over Warren Mott.
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Colleagues Connect in Classroom, Coaching

Colleagues Connect in Classroom, Coaching
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
When students enter one of the social studies rooms at Mattawan High School, they should not be surprised to see a white board full of Xs and Os. It is not a game of tic-tac-toe, just a series of football plays.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review
Monday, September 16, 2019
"We're here," and "We're better than last year."  If Michigan high school football teams collectively had a few messages to pass on during Week 3, those came through the loudest.
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Grass Lake Thriving But Driving for More

Grass Lake Thriving But Driving for More
Friday, September 13, 2019
Cameron Darrow remembers the play like it was yesterday, when he broke his ankle in two spots against Addison near the end of his sophomore season.  It was a long road back, but the Warriors senior captain made a full recovery. He’s one of the reasons Grass ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview
Friday, September 13, 2019
Every football regular season there’s one week when it’s tough to tell heading in which matchups might eventually have the greatest impact on the season as a whole. That tough-to-forecast week then tends to end up as one of the most exciting of the entire fa...
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Prout Powers Pinckney with Inspiration

Prout Powers Pinckney with Inspiration
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Larry Prout, Jr., who wears Pinckney football jersey number 6, stands 4-foot-8 and 85 pounds. Or slightly less than one pound for each of the 105 surgeries he’s had in his young life.
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Davison Finds Answers During Fast Start

Davison Finds Answers During Fast Start
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
It would have made sense if this were a transition year for Davison football. The Cardinals have just six seniors on this season’s team, four returning starters on defense and five on offense – including two who were playing different positions last fall &nd...
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White Pigeon Building On 2018 Surge

White Pigeon Building On 2018 Surge
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
There won’t be any halftime ceremonies years from now celebrating the White Pigeon football team’s accomplishments in 2018. There’s no engraved award to display in the trophy case.  But the Chiefs’ 7-3 season certainly rejuvenated the progr...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review
Monday, September 9, 2019
After two weeks of this high school football season, it’s impossible to know how much of what we’re seeing now will be applicable by playoff time or even later this month. But there are a number of teams we’ve highlighted in our Week 2 “review&r...
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Northern Schools Find Solution in NMFL

Northern Schools Find Solution in NMFL
Friday, September 6, 2019
With 17 schools spread across 11 counties, the Northern Michigan Football League has created an indelible footprint since it was born into existence five years ago. The conference, made up of three divisions of schools in varying size, has been able to sustain and evol...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview
Friday, September 6, 2019
After rain soaked many of this fall’s football openers, just about anything would be considered returning to business as usual this weekend. But while we’re all hoping the storms stay away, will the heavy helping of unforeseen results we saw on the field fo...
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Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes

Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes
Thursday, September 5, 2019
This week, MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice discusses a pair of football rules changes made the enhance safety.
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Clip of the Week: Muskegon's Cameron Martinez

Clip of the Week: Muskegon's Cameron Martinez
Thursday, September 5, 2019
State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” returns with a long touchdown sprint by Muskegon quarterback Cameron Martinez against Warren De La Salle Collegiate during the Xenith Prep Football Classic.
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Record Win Streak Setters Meet in Opener

Record Win Streak Setters Meet in Opener
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Friday’s varsity football season opener between Ithaca and Hudson at Alma College was the first time the teams had met on the field. But the programs have been mentioned in the same conversations concerning record success frequently over the last decade.
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Center Leading Big Reds Back for More

Center Leading Big Reds Back for More
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Muskegon High School’s offensive line sustained some BIG losses after last season. Four of the starting five offensive linemen from that MHSAA Division 3 runner-up team, totaling 1,245 pounds in weight – and including 6-foot-5, 360-pound right tackle Anthon...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Four of last season’s 10 MHSAA football champions began 2019 over the weekend 0-1. Ten teams that didn’t win a game last season stand 1-0 – and the two longest losing streaks in the state came to an end. How's that for a new season and fresh start?
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1979: Rice Meets Moeller in 'Biggest Game Ever'

1979: Rice Meets Moeller in 'Biggest Game Ever'
Friday, August 30, 2019
DATELINE: Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979 “The Brother Rice-Moeller game is the biggest game any Michigan high school football team has ever played.” -- Hal Schram – 'The Swami’ – for the Detroit Free Press
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Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock

Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock
Thursday, August 29, 2019
This week, MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice explains the change in football to a 40-second play clock.
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