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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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MHSA(Q&)A: Mendon football coach John Schwartz

MHSA(Q&)A: Mendon football coach John Schwartz
Friday, February 3, 2012
Mendon won its 12th MHSAA football championship this fall, downing Fowler 33-0 in the Division 8 Final, to tie for fifth-most football titles won by one program. John Schwartz has coached in the program for all 12, including 10 as head coach.
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Football Playoffs: Finals in Review

Football Playoffs: Finals in Review
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Game over. But what a way to finish. How should we end a four-month MHSAA football season? With 26 hours worth of Finals over the course of two days, viewable from the comfy confines of Detroit's Ford Field. Following are my final takes from our Finals weekend.
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Division 1 Final: Right at Home in Detroit

Division 1 Final: Right at Home in Detroit
Saturday, November 26, 2011
For a year, Royce Jenkins-Stone and his teammates were reminded, if not haunted, by the playoff run that should’ve been a year ago but ended one game short. On Saturday, the Technicians finished what they didn’t in 2010 – and stunned one of the state&...
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Division 3 Final: Eaglets Fly Again

Division 3 Final: Eaglets Fly Again
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The final night of September was cold, wet and especially disappointing for Flint Powers Catholic. Chargers coach Bob Buckel sensed that frustration as the bus rolled to to a stop after 6-0 loss and then silent ride home from Davison. Powers already was 2-3 heading int...
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Division 5 Final: Powers Up

Division 5 Final: Powers Up
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The final night of September was cold, wet and especially disappointing for Flint Powers Catholic. Chargers coach Bob Buckel sensed that frustration as the bus rolled to to a stop after 6-0 loss and then silent ride home from Davison. Powers already was 2-3 headi...
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Division 7 Final: Blue Streak

Division 7 Final: Blue Streak
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Only a few drives into the MHSAA Division 7 Final, Bennett Lewis came to Saginaw Nouvel coach Mike Boyd with a request. Give me the ball until Pewamo-Westphalia stops me. Never happened.
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Division 8 Final: Elite 11

Division 8 Final: Elite 11
Friday, November 25, 2011
All Mendon, all the time. That was the story of Friday morning’s Division 8 Football Final at Ford Field. It’s also the best way to describe the Hornets’ season, which ended with a 33-0 win over Fowler to claim their 11th MHSAA football championship.
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Division 4 Final: No. 2 Becomes No. 1

Division 4 Final: No. 2 Becomes No. 1
Friday, November 25, 2011
Subtract an injured star linebacker, and what did Zeeland West get? An inspired performance from his teammates -- and this fall’s MHSAA Division 4 football championship.
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