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Beecher Becoming a Football School Too

Beecher Becoming a Football School Too
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Basketball is a source of pride at Flint Beecher, with a tradition of excellence that includes four boys and two girls MHSAA championships. Courtney Hawkins is as proud as anyone, having played on the 1984-85 and 1986-87 championship teams. But this fall's run...
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Drive for Detroit: Regionals in Review

Drive for Detroit: Regionals in Review
Monday, November 12, 2012
Four of last season's MHSAA football champions still have opportunities to repeat when the games return to Ford Field in two weeks.  But this weekend's Regional Finals laid waste to some of the seemingly safest predictions from only a few weeks ago.
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A Game for Every Fan: Regional Finals

A Game for Every Fan: Regional Finals
Friday, November 9, 2012
Let's face it. In high school football especially, it's tough to predict which teams will be around when the big trophies are awarded Thanksgiving weekend. It wouldn't take much research to figure out how many top-ranked favorites have fallen long before finishing the d...
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Drive for Detroit: District Finals in Review

Drive for Detroit: District Finals in Review
Monday, November 5, 2012
Two down. Two to go. The postseason portion of this fall's Drive for Detroit is halfway complete. And while a number of contenders have traveled this far many times before, some of the most captivating moments are being created by teams make this leg of the journey for...
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A Game for Every Fan: District Finals

A Game for Every Fan: District Finals
Friday, November 2, 2012
Time is running out on the 2012 MHSAA football season. And that's why it's the favorite time of year for fans all over the state. The field that began with 272 teams has been cut in half. Seven teams that entered the postseason undefeated suffered their first and only...
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All Eyes on Ithaca's Winning Streak

All Eyes on Ithaca's Winning Streak
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Terry Hessbrook has sensed this level of buzz around Ithaca's football program once before, during his senior year of 1984, when the team made the playoffs for the first time.  Local fans long have supported a winning football program. But thanks to a 38-game win...
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Drive to Detroit: District Semis in Review

Drive to Detroit: District Semis in Review
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hopes are high for most of 242 teams heading into the first weekend of the MHSAA football playoffs. But we see it every October – the unexpected and plain unbelievable take over in the postseason as teams raise their games to meet the urgency of do-or-be-done.
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A Game for Every Fan - District Openers

A Game for Every Fan - District Openers
Friday, October 26, 2012
What started as more than 600 MHSAA football teams is down to a mere 272. And eight are no doubt enjoying a whirlwind this week they've never experienced before.
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis 2012

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Between double checking data for more than a third of our 626 football teams, and creating 136 first-round games for our most popular tournament, the morning of MHSAA football "Selection Sunday" is both one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking of the school year. S...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Just like that, another MHSAA football regular season is done. But not without hoopla that lasted into the final moments of Week 9. And many of those closing moments are covered in this week's Drive for Detroit.
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Everett 'family' sticks together, wins together

Everett 'family' sticks together, wins together
Friday, October 19, 2012
At the end of Thursday’s practice, another chance at history only 24 hours away, Lansing Everett’s football team met for a players-only “family meeting” in the shadow of Archie Ross Stadium’s high concrete bowl. These brief night-before-g...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapped Out

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapped Out
Friday, October 19, 2012
After nearly nine weeks of games to get to this point, the MHSAA football brackets will be constructed and released Sunday.  This is a re-publish of an explanation of last season's selection process, and the steps we take in lining up the final five weeks of the s...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 9

A Game for Every Fan: Week 9
Friday, October 19, 2012
Most of this weekend is about numbers for hopeful MHSAA football teams.  There are still a few league titles to determine. Some of those are listed below. But much of the focus is on the 256-team playoff field that will be determined Sunday. As of this morning, 17...
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A Hero Comes Home to Vassar

A Hero Comes Home to Vassar
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Homecoming is about many things to high school students. But this year it got a whole lot bigger when word got out that Travis Mills, paratrooper of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, was coming home. Vassar High School seniors Alex Leveille and Tyler Langley tell us about h...
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Week 9 Football Playoff Listing

Week 9 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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 15, 2012
As the old cliché goes, Week 8 was why they play the games. Sure, some of the weekend’s results could be anticipated. But others – think Detroit Martin Luther King over Cass Tech, Oxford over Oak Park and Bessemer over Crystal Falls Forest Park to m...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 8

A Game for Every Fan: Week 8
Friday, October 12, 2012
One team more than half of the 2010 MHSAA football playoff field has been decided, with 129 teams qualified for the 256-team field with two regular-season games to play. And each of these final weeks includes opportunities for plenty to do something they've never done ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
On any Friday night, history can be made. And two Michigan communities are celebrating football success like never before.  Two weeks ago, Swartz Creek earned its first playoff berth ever, and Grand Rapids Northview did the same in Week 7. Here's more on that big ...
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Week 8 Football Playoff Listing

Week 8 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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. Schools on this list are in enrollment order.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 7

A Game for Every Fan: Week 7
Friday, October 5, 2012
Two thirds of the MHSAA football regular season are complete. And one tenth of Michigan’s teams are still perfect – at least two for only a few more hours. A total of 59 teams are 6-0, and four are playing each other in two of our most significant clashe...
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