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Rapid River Rumbles to History-Making Finish

Rapid River Rumbles to History-Making Finish
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Since the opening kickoff of 8-Player Football Playoffs in 2011, Rapid River has been on the verge of winning its first MHSAA Finals championship in this sport. In that first year’s title game, also at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome, the Rocke...
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Unbeaten Morrice Caps Remarkable Run

Unbeaten Morrice Caps Remarkable Run
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Hunter Nowak finished his high school career Saturday at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome as arguably the most accomplished offensive star in Morrice football history. But he’d be the first to point out that the Orioles put the finishing touch o...
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'All Together' Onekama Seeks 1st Football Title

'All Together' Onekama Seeks 1st Football Title
Friday, November 16, 2018
The Upper Peninsula is soon to be invaded by Portagers. The village of Onekama, meanwhile, might resemble a ghost town. A large and loyal following for the Onekama football team is geared up for a trip to the Superior Dome in Marquette, site of Saturday’s 8-Playe...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview
Friday, November 16, 2018
This season’s “Drive for Detroit” is in its final stretch as 32 teams prepare to play in 11-Player Semifinals on Saturday. And there are plenty in the mix for the first time, or the first time in a while.
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March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview

March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview
Friday, November 16, 2018
The following statement is both rare and thrilling to announce: We are guaranteed Saturday to celebrate two first-time MHSAA champions at the 8-Player Football Finals at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome.
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Performance: Morrice's Hunter Nowak

Performance: Morrice's Hunter Nowak
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Morrice’s third-year varsity quarterback Hunter Nowak continued the play Friday that has helped his team to the best season in program history.  Nowak ran 28 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Orioles to a 40-8 win over Colon in an 8-Player...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Review
Monday, November 12, 2018
The results are fewer at this stage of the MHSAA Football Playoffs. But the headlines are louder with more on the line and the best of the best running into each other with only a few weeks left to play.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Preview
Friday, November 9, 2018
The first MHSAA football finalists of this fall will celebrate this weekend, as four 8-player Semifinals will determine which teams move on to Marquette’s Superior Dome a week from Saturday. And 64 11-player teams have completed half of the “Drive for Detro...
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Chippewa Valley Leads Macomb Charge

Chippewa Valley Leads Macomb Charge
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Since winning the Division 2 title in 2001, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley has played in the shadow of traditional Macomb County powers Dakota, Romeo, Sterling Heights Stevenson and Utica Eisenhower.  Before this season, Chippewa Valley’s record against th...
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Defensive Duo Spurs PHN's Historic Run

Defensive Duo Spurs PHN's Historic Run
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Gameplanning around Braiden McGregor seemed like a no-brainer coming into the season for Port Huron Northern’s opponents. While avoiding the 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior linebacker and defensive end is still pretty wise, it’s not exactly working thanks to the...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Review
Monday, November 5, 2018
The postseason in any sport is a time mostly for celebrating success, as teams achieve first-time milestones or finish by bringing home the ultimate MHSAA prize. Sadly, every week also means the end to seasons and high school careers. Two more 2017 champions saw their ...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Preview
Friday, November 2, 2018
The field of 288 a week ago became 144 teams still playing. Starting tonight, 11-player teams will compete for District titles and 8-player contenders will aim to celebrate Regional championships. And this round presents more than a few familiar matchups from either ea...
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Wooer Leads Kingsley's Return to Power

Wooer Leads Kingsley's Return to Power
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Tim Wooer does not have the ability to wave a wand and make victories on the football field appear out of thin air. The Kingsley football program is certainly grateful for the magic Wooer has brought back to the gridiron in no time at all, however.
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Understudy Shines as Shores' Lead Receiver

Understudy Shines as Shores' Lead Receiver
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The understudy has become the star for the Muskegon Mona Shores football team. James Gilbert was supposed to be “the other guy” this season, the receiver on the opposite side from Division I recruit Damari Roberson, who has committed to Western Michigan Uni...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Review
Monday, October 29, 2018
This week – as with most first weeks of the MHSAA Playoffs – was filled with rematches from the regular season, a few upsets and many more wins to set up bigger games in the next round.  Here’s some of the most intriguing of what we’ve seen...
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2008 Muskegon's Lesson: Keep the Faith

2008 Muskegon's Lesson: Keep the Faith
Friday, October 26, 2018
Faith. The word has always been a complex recipe of conviction, trust, belief and loyalty. Sometimes it brings ecstasy, while other times it brings heartbreak. Sometimes it carries surprise. On a beautiful autumn day 10 seasons ago, Muskegon Big Reds football pl...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Preview
Friday, October 26, 2018
Everything will seem to speed up from here for 288 Michigan high school football teams beginning their playoff runs this weekend. Temperatures dip below freezing, practices finish in the dark and urgency is at its utmost this time of year. But soon the reward will come...
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Byron Brother & Sister Teaming Up Once More

Byron Brother & Sister Teaming Up Once More
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
When it was announced Sunday night that Byron was included in the Division 6 playoff bracket, it wasn’t a surprise for the 5-4 Eagles – but it did provide new opportunities to play another game, avenge a Week 1 defeat and stay together for at least one more ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Monday, October 22, 2018
This week, 288 Michigan high school football teams are starting anew. But before we turn our focus entirely toward the playoffs, let’s say a final goodbye to another memorable regular season.
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '18

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '18
Sunday, October 21, 2018
For a fading moment, we thought we saw the Big Dipper floating through the second floor of the MHSAA office Sunday morning. Michigan’s northernmost high school in Calumet held the handle – but the only place the rest of the Region pointed was to questions a...
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