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Muskegon's Quest: 800 Wins & Counting

Muskegon's Quest: 800 Wins & Counting
Sunday, September 27, 2015
The newest version of a high school in Muskegon opened in the fall of 1893. Two years later, in the fall of 1895, the Muskegon High Athletic Association was organized with the goal of assembling a football team “fully capable of sustaining Muskegon’s reputat...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 5

A Game for Every Fan: Week 5
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Halftime of this weekend’s games will mark the midway point of the 2015 football regular season. And the final results this Friday and Saturday could prove to be turning points for a number of teams playing for league titles all over the state.
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Gaylord's Teams Pursue Return to Elite

Gaylord's Teams Pursue Return to Elite
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Gaylord High School is in the midst of a football revival. Gaylord St. Mary is hoping it can say the same in a few years.
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2015 Week 5 Football Playoff Listing

2015 Week 5 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the fourth week of the season.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review
Monday, September 21, 2015
If Week 4 was an indication, there will be a few new leaders of their packs by the end of this football regular season.  This weekend's highlights included the end of one of the most impressive league winning streaks in the state, a few more headlining upsets and ...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 4

A Game for Every Fan: Week 4
Thursday, September 17, 2015
By a quick count, there are 11 matchups statewide this week of MHSAA football teams entering with 3-0 records. That means that at most only 119 teams will be undefeated after this week – and looking at the rest of the schedule, it wouldn’t be a surprise if ...
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Veteran Coach Shows Wayne the Way

Veteran Coach Shows Wayne the Way
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Donald Anderson watched the Wayne Memorial football program lose game after game after game. As a fan of high school football and a resident of Westland, Anderson, at times, just shook his head. As a former coach, Anderson thought about the possibility of doing somethi...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review
Monday, September 14, 2015
Admittedly, last week's statewide slate of varsity football games didn't appear that intriguing on first glance. Of course, that means we ended up with more noteworthy results than we expected – and some hard decisions picking which had the biggest impacts a...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 3

A Game for Every Fan: Week 3
Thursday, September 10, 2015
League play begins this week for many teams across Michigan – and with favorites facing off immediately in games that eventually could decide who wins those conference titles. Our highlighted matchups this week include a few of those, but mostly some of the last ...
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Honoring Lost Teammate, Jackson Rises

Honoring Lost Teammate, Jackson Rises
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Hollywood producers do not make movies about football teams just two games into a season.  But if they did, Jackson High School would be a good place to start.
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Transformed Shores Continues to Rise

Transformed Shores Continues to Rise
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
This is not your father’s Muskegon Mona Shores football team. Or even your older brother’s. This is not the team that went its first 51 years of football without making the MHSAA playoffs and whose only traffic jams leaving its parking lot occurred early in...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review
Sunday, September 6, 2015
For the second year in a row, storms crashed the second week of Michigan's high school football season. But the rain could only postpone about 70 games and some dramatic early-season finishes that surely will be difference-makers in the standings in weeks to come.
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New Coach Takes Next Step at Escanaba

New Coach Takes Next Step at Escanaba
Thursday, September 3, 2015
When school ended in early June, Dave Howes took a vacation trip to Florida and began thinking about his upcoming fourth season as junior varsity football coach at Escanaba High School. Within a month he had become the school's varsity head coach, a position he had nev...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 2

A Game for Every Fan: Week 2
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Most of this week’s MHSAA varsity football games will again be played over both Thursday and Friday, similar to last week and this time in anticipation of travelers leaving town for an extended Labor Day break.  But unlike last week, there aren’t a ton...
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Football Teams Mourn, Regroup, Remember

Football Teams Mourn, Regroup, Remember
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
A rash of deaths of high school football players in Macomb County and elsewhere in the Detroit area has shaken those communities and the football programs within them. Four programs are working through tragic losses of players over the last year, remembering them as th...
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Neighbors Rally, Revive 'Community' Stadium

Neighbors Rally, Revive 'Community' Stadium
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Josh Wheaton stood admiring the Community Memorial Stadium grass a little less than a year ago, and he knew what was coming next – a trampled field that would turn to mud by October. But less than a year later, as Mount Pleasant's football team prepared for its ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 31, 2015
Another MHSAA football season began this weekend. Where do we begin ...  The two longest active winning streaks in Michigan came to an end. Three Detroit Public School League teams beat opponents that finished 2014 playing at Ford Field. And that's just the start.
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Friendships Bind Long-Ago Champions

Friendships Bind Long-Ago Champions
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The beauty of high school competition is found in the friendships made that last a lifetime. MHSAA historian Ron Pesch recently caught up with members from "mythical" state champion football teams of the 1940s and 50s who continue to gather regularly today. 
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New Coach, Same Standard for SMCC

New Coach, Same Standard for SMCC
Friday, August 28, 2015
It would be understandable if first-year Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central head football coach Adam Kipf felt like he was taking over for University of Michigan legend Bo Schembechler a year after the Wolverines won the national championship. Kipf, a graduate of SMCC, s...
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#TBT: 600-plus Teams Ready for Kickoff

#TBT: 600-plus Teams Ready for Kickoff
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Football teams have represented Michigan high schools for more than a century, beginning long before the MHSAA was formed during the winter of 1924-25. This weekend, nearly all of the 614 varsity teams scheduled to play this fall will kick off their seasons &ndash...
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