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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 2 Preview
Friday, November 8, 2019
First-round games, and with them often familiar opponents, are out of the way as we move into District Finals for 11-player and Regional Finals for 8-player teams still alive in the MHSAA Football Playoffs.   This weekend, in most cases, we’ll get a str...
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Record Runner Helps Revive Manistique

Record Runner Helps Revive Manistique
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Schyler Andersen had no idea what he had just accomplished. The senior running back may have known he rushed for 126 yards in Manistique's 54-21 loss in the regular-season finale at Lake Linden-Hubbell on Oct. 26. What he didn't know right away is he had set the school...
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'Wakers' Continue Marching Together

'Wakers' Continue Marching Together
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
First the local media picked it up, which made sense – it was a great story, and easy to appreciate whether you’ve heard of Maple City or could find Fife Lake on the map. In what was still perhaps surprising but a logical next step, The Associated Press and...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Review
Monday, November 4, 2019
Everything starts fresh in the playoffs. It’s not supposed to matter which teams have dominated during the regular season or won the first time when two rivals are set to meet again. When coaches need a little help convincing their players of any of that, they sh...
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Pellston Writing Unforgettable Story

Pellston Writing Unforgettable Story
Friday, November 1, 2019
It’s a story that could easily derive from Hollywood. Only, this script is being written in Pellston.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Preview
Friday, November 1, 2019
Whether your team's preferred final destination is Ford Field in Detroit or Superior Dome in Marquette, the first steps will be taken this weekend during 144 MHSAA Playoff games across both peninsulas.  Someone's season is on the line in every game from here on ou...
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Orchard View Buy-In Reaps Big Turnaround

Orchard View Buy-In Reaps Big Turnaround
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
It was far from love at first sight. When returning Muskegon Orchard View standouts like senior Dayton Rose and junior Owen Swanson first met their new varsity football coach Fred Rademacher back in January, they weren’t so sure what to expect moving forward.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Monday, October 28, 2019
Just like that, nine weeks of Michigan high school football have come and gone this fall, and more than half the state’s 600+ teams are turning in their helmets and pads as we turn our attention toward the final 288 playing for MHSAA championships. But let’...
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NFHS Voice: Fall Fridays for HS Football

NFHS Voice: Fall Fridays for HS Football
Monday, October 28, 2019
Some of the top football matchups featuring Ohio teams Friday, Oct. 18, were Mentor vs. Shaker Heights, Cleveland St. Ignatius vs. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller, Cincinnati St. Xavier vs. Massillon Washington and Northwestern vs. Ohio State.
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '19

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '19
Sunday, October 27, 2019
This will be the final MHSAA Football Playoffs under the format created in 1999, with significant changes coming beginning with the 2020 season. But the soon-to-be old way isn’t going out without a bang.
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Dundee Says Good-Bye to Longtime Home

Dundee Says Good-Bye to Longtime Home
Friday, October 25, 2019
One more memory. After 85 years of playing prep football in the same location, Dundee will close the doors on its stadium tonight with plans to move into a new athletic complex next fall. Vikings head coach Kyle McElvany called tonight’s game against undefeated a...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 Preview
Friday, October 25, 2019
Sadly, thousands of Michigan high school football players will play the final game of their seasons – and in many cases their careers – this weekend. The sunnier news: A few thousand more may still have control over whether they will suit up again for the M...
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Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs

Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs
Thursday, October 24, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains differences in high school football rules regarding automatic first downs from similar rules at the college and pro levels.
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Clip of the Week: Au Gres-Sims' Bryce Harmon

Clip of the Week: Au Gres-Sims' Bryce Harmon
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
This edition of State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” features Au Gres-Sims' Bryce Harmon, who fought off multiple tacklers for a touchdown in his team's 70-68 8-player football loss to Posen.
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2019 Week 9 Football Playoff Listing

2019 Week 9 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review
Monday, October 21, 2019
A season’s worth of highlights are smashing into these final weeks of the regular season. So this Week 8 “Review” starts with some table-setters before we try to catch up with many more headliners from the weekend.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 Preview
Friday, October 18, 2019
How much should fans enjoy the final two weeks of this football regular season? There are 93 leagues for the sport statewide, and 35 championships remain completely up for grabs. Another 35 leagues have had one team clinch a share of the title but still have the possib...
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Be The Referee: Catch Momentum

Be The Referee: Catch Momentum
Thursday, October 17, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice offers a "You Make the Call" regarding catch momentum after an interception near the goal line.
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2019 Week 8 Football Playoff Listing

2019 Week 8 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the seventh week of the season.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review
Monday, October 14, 2019
Shared, guaranteed, locked up and clinched outright are frequent and favorite verbs and phrases that begin appearing in "Drive for Detroit" this time of year. Automatic and additional qualifiers are regulars right now as well.  You'll find all of them used a whole...
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