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Saints Remember, Rally During Semifinal Run

Saints Remember, Rally During Semifinal Run
Friday, November 20, 2015
Tradition and excellence are distinctive parts of the athletic program at LaSalle High School at this eastern tip of the Upper Peninsula. And when the Saints face two-time defending Division 8 champion Muskegon Catholic Central on Saturday at Thirlby Field in Traverse ...
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Preview: Peninsula Powers Collide

Preview: Peninsula Powers Collide
Friday, November 20, 2015
For the fourth time in five seasons of the MHSAA 8-Player Football Tournament, tonight’s championship game will match finalists from the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. And there’s little argument both teams are the best from their sides of the bridge.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoffs R3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoffs R3 in Review
Monday, November 16, 2015
And then, once again, there were 34.  Two undefeated 8-player finalists emerged from last week's Semifinals, while a number of moments were celebrated from another round of trophy-raising performances by 32 teams in 11-player Regional Finals.
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A Game for Every Fan: Playoffs Week 3

A Game for Every Fan: Playoffs Week 3
Friday, November 13, 2015
Through the rain, and fog, and in some places up north a few flakes of snow, we see the MHSAA Football Finals finally approaching – even if predicting which teams will be playing is still no easy task.   Plenty of opponents facing off this weekend have seen ...
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Football Families Carry on Tradition

Football Families Carry on Tradition
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Football always has been a family affair at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes. It started with longtime coach Mike Boyd and continues on with Josh Sawicki, who’s in his third season as Lakes’ football coach and will lead the team in its Division 8 Regional Fi...
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Dow Charged to Make Deep Playoff Run

Dow Charged to Make Deep Playoff Run
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
When Midland Dow football players looked at the playoff accomplishments of past Chargers teams, it felt like they were getting a lesson in ancient history. There was the 1976 team that won the MHSAA Class A championship back when there were only two rounds in the playo...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoffs R2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoffs R2 in Review
Monday, November 9, 2015
The second week of the MHSAA football playoffs again was filled with rematches of some of the regular-season’s most touted games. And the mix of results – close wins, comebacks and victories by the avenged – surely will impact which teams appear in ni...
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Ida Builds Greatest Season 'Brick by Brick'

Ida Builds Greatest Season 'Brick by Brick'
Friday, November 6, 2015
As the greatest football season in Ida High School history rolls into the second week of the MHSAA playoffs, it could be said that winning isn’t even the best thing the Bluestreaks have done this year. Winning certainly hasn’t been the most important thing...
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A Game for Every Fan: Playoffs Week 2

A Game for Every Fan: Playoffs Week 2
Friday, November 6, 2015
Emotions run high by nature during the football playoffs. But this weekend’s schedule of 11-player District Finals and 8-player Regional Finals is especially charged. Rivalry games dominate this second round of the postseason as teams that competed for league t...
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Tigers' Turnaround Earns Another Salute

Tigers' Turnaround Earns Another Salute
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Even with the national attention Benton Harbor’s football program has earned over the last few weeks for its incredible turnaround this season, the sources of support the Tigers have received remains astounding.
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Benton Harbor Writing Success Story

Benton Harbor Writing Success Story
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Books are written about this kind of thing.  Actually, one was penned 13 years ago about a Benton Harbor football team that played at the start of the last century. 
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MCC Follows 'Big #77' in 3-Peat Attempt

MCC Follows 'Big #77' in 3-Peat Attempt
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Jacob Holt will be in the middle of the action, guaranteed, when two great football traditions collide Saturday afternoon in Beal City. Holt is a four-year starter up front for Muskegon Catholic Central, which ventures toward the middle of the mitten to Beal City in it...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoffs R1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoffs R1 in Review
Monday, November 2, 2015
Three reigning champions were eliminated this weekend, six undefeated teams fell, and October came to and end with the MHSAA football playoff field halved to 136 teams still alive for nine titles.  Divisions 1, 2 and 6 will have new winners this month. And a few t...
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Simple Act Sets Example Nationwide

Simple Act Sets Example Nationwide
Friday, October 30, 2015
In many respects, Dansville junior Clay Soule is your average high schooler from a small town. So when he tied an opponent's shoelace during a break in play two weeks ago, he didn't think it was a big deal. He can’t believe how big a deal it’s become.
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A Game for Every Fan: Playoffs Week 1

A Game for Every Fan: Playoffs Week 1
Friday, October 30, 2015
This first week of the 41st MHSAA Football Playoffs will be filled with firsts and familiar faces. Benton Harbor, Detroit Cesar Chavez Academy and Parma Western will take part in the first playoff games in their football programs’ histories. Ten more teams w...
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Menominee Follows Winning Formula

Menominee Follows Winning Formula
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Explaining the continued success of football at Menominee High School is not difficult. Most winning programs pride themselves on some combination of hard work, strong coaching, camaraderie and talent.  But here's the difference: The Maroons have all of those thin...
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Playoff Berth Adds to Lincoln Park Surge

Playoff Berth Adds to Lincoln Park Surge
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Steve Glenn has played baseball since he was 10 years old. It’s always been his favorite sport. Not anymore. This football season changed things.
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Football Fans: Check this out

Football Fans: Check this out
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
We collect thousands of pieces of data throughout a football season leading up to the selection of playoff pairings after Week 9. The following reports show how all 272 playoff teams fared against others in the tournament this fall, a fun read for anyone following the f...
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'New' Algonac Energized by Turnaround

'New' Algonac Energized by Turnaround
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Algonac has been home for A.J. Garshott since he was 5 years old. Yet, it's like he's living in an entirely new town this fall. The heightened sense of pride in this town which sits along the St. Clair River across from Canada stems from one of the most remarkable turn...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Monday, October 26, 2015
Week 9 of the football regular season brings with it a Twitter feed full of gems. Enjoy perfection? How about winning streaks? And of course there was at least one stat line worth a double take.
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