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Perspective: Football Rules Revisited

Perspective: Football Rules Revisited
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A number of new football rules were introduced during last week's season openers around the state.  In this week's MHSAA Perspective, we explain those regulations taking effect this fall.
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Highlight Reel: East Lansing's Faymous Tyra

Highlight Reel: East Lansing's Faymous Tyra
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
East Lansing's Faymous Tyra helped the Trojans light up the Haslett scoreboard quickly in Friday's season opener by taking the first kickoff of 2012 back to the Vikings' 2-yard line. See that clip here -- and help us show everyone your favorite highlights from any spor...
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Summer Safety

Summer Safety
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Some critics may focus on what they can’t do in the summer; but clearly, there’s much they can do, and it’s all designed to help players improve and excel in a safe environment.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 27, 2012
Two months from now, the majority of successes and failures from the opening weekend of high school football won't have made or broken most of the more than 600 teams playing in the MHSAA this fall.  But players, coaches and fans all over the state will still b...
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A Legacy Begins in Greenville

A Legacy Begins in Greenville
Friday, August 24, 2012
Curtis Heppe has no idea what to expect, but a few guesses and a dream or two of how it will feel tonight to lead his teammates into Greenville's Legacy Field for the first time. “It’s going to be electric, for sure. It’s a new vibe. It’s high-te...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 1

A Game for Every Fan: Week 1
Thursday, August 23, 2012
It matters not where you live in this state; there's a high school football game worth watching only a short drive away. Here's a look at some of the best this opening weekend, broken down into seven regions covering the Lower and Upper Peninsulas.
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Heads and Heat

Heads and Heat
Friday, August 10, 2012
We are engaged in very serious discussions. They’re not only complicated, with unintended negative consequences possible . . . they’re also a matter of life and death.
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Fall 2012 Kicks Off Monday

Fall 2012 Kicks Off Monday
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The 2012-13 Fall sports season officially begins next week, when approximately 110,000 student-athletes begin practice in eight sports in which Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments. Here's a list of new rules and dates to keep handy ...
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Kalamazoo's Winter a Pro in the Fall

Kalamazoo's Winter a Pro in the Fall
Friday, July 20, 2012
Kalamazoo's Ron Winter has been part of just about every major event possible on a football field with more than four decades officiating high school, college and now National Football League games. He can appreciate each level for what makes it special. And he's passe...
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MHSA(Q&)A: NFL official Ronald J. Winter

MHSA(Q&)A: NFL official Ronald J. Winter
Friday, July 20, 2012
Kalamazoo's Ron Winter has officiated in the National Football League for nearly two decades, and became a referee in 1999. But long before he joined the highest level of the game, he got his start on Michigan's high school fields.
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Menominee's Man Among Maroons

Menominee's Man Among Maroons
Friday, June 29, 2012
Ken Hofer walked high school football sidelines as a head coach  for nearly a half-century. That, in itself, is an incredible accomplishment. But Menominee's recently-retired and legendary coach packed plenty of success into his 48 seasons, a tenure that began in ...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Menominee football coach Ken Hofer

MHSA(Q&)A: Menominee football coach Ken Hofer
Friday, June 29, 2012
Ken Hofer has been nothing short of legendary during more than three decades as Menominee’s head football coach -- a tenure that came to an end earlier this month when he announced his retirement.  
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Officials Sharpen Skills at MHSAA Clinic

Officials Sharpen Skills at MHSAA Clinic
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Frequently in pairs, they lined up beside linebackers, ran the sidelines and monitored the goallines earlier this week, next to many of Michigan's best recently-graduated high school football players. The athletes were practicing for Saturday's Michigan High School Foo...
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Menominee football's Hofer retires

Menominee football's Hofer retires
Monday, June 11, 2012
Longtime Menominee football coach Ken Hofer retired today. He finished with a career record of 342-136-3 and led his team to three MHSAA championships. But he is best known as the state's guru of the single win offense, which doesn't include a traditional quarterback a...
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Former King standout Greenwood home again

Former King standout Greenwood home again
Monday, May 28, 2012
Chris Greenwood has won at Ford Field before -- as part of the Detroit Martin Luther King team that claimed the 2007 Detroit Public School League championship at the NFL Lions' home field. It's his favorite high school football memory. And this fall, Greenwood hopes t...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Detroit Lions rookie Chris Greenwood

MHSA(Q&)A: Detroit Lions rookie Chris Greenwood
Friday, May 25, 2012
Five years ago, Chris Greenwood was No. 28 for the Detroit Martin Luther King football team, a key contributor for a Crusaders team that finished 7-3 and made the playoffs. These days, he's a national sports story.
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Cass Tech Continues to Inspire

Cass Tech Continues to Inspire
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Detroit Cass Tech football team was one of the most-celebrated champions from the 2011 MHSAA Football Finals after winning its first title with a convincing 49-13 victory over Detroit Catholic Central. The Technicians will be honored again later this month with the...
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Best Practices

Best Practices
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I can write either the most inspired or inane words about most topics, and not generate a comment.  But mention “football,” and opinions come fast and usually furious.
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Football’s Future

Football’s Future
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We can predict that, in high school football’s future, two-a-day practices will be fewer, practice hours will be shorter and activities will be different.
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Football Finals updated

Football Finals updated
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Check out our updated Championship Game records with everything from the 2011 Finals, including our first categories for 8-player football. Here are a few things that stuck out.
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