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Attending to Football

Attending to Football
Friday, November 29, 2013
I very much doubt that the absence of football would have improved my life or the schools and communities I’ve been a part of. It’s a sport that needs our attention, not its extinction.
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Let's Get Ready for Ford Field

Let's Get Ready for Ford Field
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The MHSAA fall sports season will close this weekend with our most popular Finals as 16 teams play for eight 11-player football championships Friday and Saturday at Ford Field.  Here's a little something we cooked up to help you recall last season's games and prep...
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Finals Preview: Champs' Stories Unfold

Finals Preview: Champs' Stories Unfold
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
If you're looking for a few good stories to finish off this high school football season, make sure you're glued to this weekend's MHSAA 11-Player Finals at Ford Field. Read on for previews of all eight games including the best wins this season and players to watch from...
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Mixed Messages

Mixed Messages
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The public is getting mixed messages about school-sponsored football. The problem of college and professional football is not the problem of school-sponsored football.
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Drive for Detroit: Semifinals in Review

Drive for Detroit: Semifinals in Review
Monday, November 25, 2013
We finally have answers to some of the questions that have been asked all season.  Four 2012 MHSAA champions earned the opportunity Saturday to play for titles again this weekend. Five teams that finished runners-up at Ford Field last season will get another chanc...
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Parking, Entrance Protocols Announced For Ford Field

Parking, Entrance Protocols Announced For Ford Field
Monday, November 25, 2013
To provide for the convenience and safety of spectators attending the Michigan High School Athletic Association Football Finals at Ford Field in Detroit, Nov. 29 and 30, attendees are being advised of a variety of items related to transportation and security – inc...
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Pirates Rule Air, Capture 1st Title

Pirates Rule Air, Capture 1st Title
Friday, November 22, 2013
Peck’s players had started snapping at each other during their Week 6 Homecoming game against Kingston, getting on each other’s cases about missed tackles and other mistakes of the first two quarters. The bickering became enough that coach Rob McDaniel deci...
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A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Semis

A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Semis
Friday, November 22, 2013
There are probably only a few surprises left as MHSAA 11-player football teams head into the second-to-last weekend of the season.  But there is plenty for us to tell about the 32 teams that have made it to Saturday's Semifinals. 
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Preview: '8' Finalists Light Up Board

Preview: '8' Finalists Light Up Board
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Legacy Field in Greenville will welcome Friday two teams that have steamrolled the competition on the way to this season’s MHSAA 8-Player Final – and two of the most prolific offensive stars in the young history of the sport in this state. Rapid River quart...
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Drive for Detroit: Regional Finals in Review

Drive for Detroit: Regional Finals in Review
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We often celebrate teams making deep playoff runs for the first time as they and their communities reach heights never experienced before. That experience as the toughest levels of the tournament is invaluable. Just ask the 10 teams that repeated as Regional champions ...
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A Game for Every Fan: Regional Finals

A Game for Every Fan: Regional Finals
Friday, November 15, 2013
It’s both notable, yet logical, that 25 undefeated teams remain among the 68 still alive in the MHSAA football playoffs heading into this weekend. At this point in the season, the best teams rise to the top. But maintaining perfection over 11 weeks is something w...
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Drive for Detroit: District Finals in Review

Drive for Detroit: District Finals in Review
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
There will be at least four new MHSAA football champions when this season ends later this month in Greenville and then Detroit. Reigning Division 3 winner Grand Rapids Christian lost this weekend in a District Final, joining a handful of others whose drives to defend h...
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A Game for Every Fan: District Finals

A Game for Every Fan: District Finals
Friday, November 8, 2013
If last week's first round of the MHSAA football playoffs was one of the most unpredictable we've seen in years, why bother setting expectations for the encore? But this weekend should be just as entertaining with rematches the theme, including some second versions ...
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Drive for Detroit: District Semis in Review

Drive for Detroit: District Semis in Review
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Upsets seemed to fall with the raindrops that unexpectedly cropped up in spurts during the first weekend of the 2013 MHSAA football playoffs.  From Romeo to Dowagiac, Britton-Deerfield to Wayland with Parchment and Bath in between, teams celebrated wins that proba...
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A Game for Every Fan: District Openers

A Game for Every Fan: District Openers
Friday, November 1, 2013
A handful of MHSAA football teams always are safe to expect at Ford Field when we finish the annual five-week Finals run into Thanksgiving weekend.  But if the record number of at-large qualifiers – 31 – or the difficulty in picking the best first-...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Three months ago, more than 600 MHSAA football teams began this season with expectations. During the last nine weeks, many were realized.  So before diving full on into the playoffs, let’s take a few minutes to review the last of those regular-season feats.
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '13

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '13
Monday, October 28, 2013
At the end of the day – Sunday, in this case – the 2013 MHSAA football playoff field was determined based on a set of numbers we began working with long before the first kickoff of this season. So to kick off our discussion of how some of the 2013 playoff-s...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 9

A Game for Every Fan: Week 9
Friday, October 25, 2013
The final Friday of the MHSAA football regular season always is one of the most celebratory and at the same time heart-breaking days of the entire school year.  Fortunately for a number of athletes, they and their teams still have control over how they'll be feeli...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The last week of the MHSAA football regular season is upon us. But Week 8 featured some significant firsts. Here’s a look at a few as we wrap up league title races and prepare for Sunday’s playoff selection.
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Week 9 Football Playoff Listing

Week 9 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the eighth week of the season. 
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