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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Thursday, November 28, 2019
There will be no appetizers for this weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field. Show up early and stay late – every game both days has a story, ranging from two first-time finalists playing for the Division 1 title to two of the most successf...
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#TBT: Gross Leads Beal City to Class D Title

#TBT: Gross Leads Beal City to Class D Title
Thursday, November 28, 2019
On Friday, coach Brad Gross will bring Beal City to the Division 8 Football Final at Ford Field to take on Reading as the Aggies play for their first MHSAA title in this sport since 2009.  But while this will be the Aggies' first championship game appearance since...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review
Monday, November 25, 2019
Buckle up. We’re headed for the home stretch. The final 16 contenders for this season’s MHSAA 11-player football championships were set over the weekend, and Detroit on Friday and Saturday will be the final stop to conclude another memorable season.
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2019 Football Finals Protocols Announced

2019 Football Finals Protocols Announced
Monday, November 25, 2019
To provide for the convenience and safety of spectators attending the Michigan High School Athletic Association 11-Player Football Finals on Nov. 29 and 30 at Ford Field in Detroit, attendees are being advised of a variety of items related to transportation and security...
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Pickford Shines in Superior Dome Return

Pickford Shines in Superior Dome Return
Saturday, November 23, 2019
A year ago, the Pickford football team was left heartbroken at the Superior Dome as it fell in the 8-player Division 1 championship game. On Saturday, the Panthers exited the stadium in jubilation as they finished the job this time, downing Portland St. Patrick 48-15 i...
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Colon Finishes Perfect Season with 1st Title

Colon Finishes Perfect Season with 1st Title
Saturday, November 23, 2019
It was a long trip for the Colon football team, driving all the way from near the Ohio border to the Upper Peninsula for the MHSAA Division 1 8-Player Final But the Magi made the journey worthwhile.
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview
Friday, November 22, 2019
The "Drive for Detroit" will take one last turn this weekend on the way to the final destination for 16 teams fortunate enough to finish this fall at Ford Field.  This season's Semifinal field is a mix of teams that have made this trip plenty of times in the past ...
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March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview

March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview
Friday, November 22, 2019
For the second straight season, the majority of teams making the trip to the 8-Player Finals at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome will come seeking their first MHSAA football championship. Colon, Suttons Bay and Pickford will be first-time title hopefu...
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Hill's Return Aids Onsted Playoff Climb

Hill's Return Aids Onsted Playoff Climb
Friday, November 22, 2019
Travis Hill only played in three games for the Onsted football team last season. But it was those three games that helped pave the way for the senior to rush for more than 1,300 yards and help the Wildcats reach this weekend’s Division 6 Semifinals.
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Leader Re-Energizes Past Power Stevenson

Leader Re-Energizes Past Power Stevenson
Friday, November 22, 2019
Regardless of how one looks at it, Justin Newcomb is the right person for the right job at the right time. Newcomb, 33, is one of the youngest head football coaches in the Detroit area, and he’s causing a stir. He’s in his second season at Sterling Heights ...
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Be the Referee: Football Review

Be the Referee: Football Review
Thursday, November 21, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains how video will be used for the first time at this season's MHSAA Football Finals.
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Clip of the Week: Davison's Caleb Smith

Clip of the Week: Davison's Caleb Smith
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The latest State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” captures Davison's Caleb Smith intercepting a Utica Eisenhower pass in the end zone and returning it for a touchdown in last week's Regional Final win.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Review
Monday, November 18, 2019
Only 36 teams remain from the original 602 that opened this fall with hopes of reaching the biggest stages in Michigan high school football. Suttons Bay, Colon, Pickford and Portland St. Patrick earned the first championship opportunities with 8-Player Semifinal wins o...
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Glen Lake Plays for Weekends Like This

Glen Lake Plays for Weekends Like This
Friday, November 15, 2019
There’s nothing that could spoil Jerry Angers’ mood right now. When you love coaching football as much as Maple City Glen Lake’s varsity leader, being able to continue preparing your team deep into the playoffs trumps any tough situations that might c...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Preview
Friday, November 15, 2019
Detroit is only two wins away for Michigan’s remaining 11-player teams. But 8-player semifinalists need just one more win to complete a “March to Marquette” – and we’re flipping our usual format by leading off this week’s preview wit...
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Be The Referee: Sideline Safety

Be The Referee: Sideline Safety
Thursday, November 14, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains the expectation for sideline safety concerning officials, coaches and team personnel who occupy this area of the football field.
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Clip of the Week: Allen Park's Nico Tiberia

Clip of the Week: Allen Park's Nico Tiberia
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
This edition of State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” features Allen Park's Nico Tiberia scoring on a long run during his team's District Final win over Riverview.
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Early Wins Leader Maskill Built Champions

Early Wins Leader Maskill Built Champions
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The long shadows of “midcentury modern” coaching legends have mostly disappeared from the gridirons of Michigan. One more vanished in late October at the age of 96.
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Pirates' Football Voice Ends 30-Year Run

Pirates' Football Voice Ends 30-Year Run
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Bob Reason has been the voice of Pinckney High School football and basketball for more than 30 years. It’s his voice you heard over the public address system, good times and bad, through wins and losses.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Review
Monday, November 11, 2019
You can stop trying to predict what’s going to happen in the MHSAA Football Playoffs this month. The first two weeks have showed us that’s pretty much a futile endeavor – and that’s what could make these playoffs some of the most memorable of th...
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