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8-player Final: Road to Marquette

8-player Final: Road to Marquette
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Rapid River and Carsonville-Port Sanilac are 382 miles apart, but they faced off Saturday to decide the inaugural MHSAA 8-player Football Final at Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome. Take a quick ride with us over Mackinaw Bridge, past Rapid River High School...
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Prep Zone: Semifinals Preview

Prep Zone: Semifinals Preview
Friday, November 18, 2011
And then there were 32. That's all that remains from the original 256 MHSAA playoff football teams heading into Saturday's Semifinals. This week's Prep Zone games feature three top-ranked contenders and four that remain 12-0 with only two possible gam...
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2011 8-Player Final: Carsonville-Port Sanilac Wins Inaugural Title

2011 8-Player Final: Carsonville-Port Sanilac Wins Inaugural Title
Friday, November 18, 2011
Carsonville-Port Sanilac sophomore Dan Rickett emerged from his team’s final huddle of this season, pulled close to an assistant coach and said, “This one says MHSAA this time.” His Tigers also celebrated a championship last season – a perfect season in fact, but ...
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8 is More than Enough

8 is More than Enough
Friday, November 18, 2011
Carsonville-Port Sanilac has been all in since the beginning of 8-player football as an MHSAA sport three seasons ago. Rapid River made the switch just this season. But heading into tonight's first-ever MHSAA Final for the sport, both programs can claim similar...
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First and 20 for Lansing Catholic's Rush

First and 20 for Lansing Catholic's Rush
Monday, November 14, 2011
If Lansing Catholic’s Cooper Rush would’ve thrown that late second-quarter pass just a litter farther Friday, his receiver probably would’ve had time to run under and catch it. But it was hard for the Cougars’ senior quarterback to be disappointed. His fir...
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Playoffs: Regional Finals in Review

Playoffs: Regional Finals in Review
Monday, November 14, 2011
The first MHSAA football champion of 2011 will be crowned Friday, and by the end of Saturday we’ll know who will play for the rest Thanksgiving weekend at Ford Field. Here’s one take of the most significant results from the postseason’s third weekend, plus links to ...
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Prep Zone: Regional Final Previews

Prep Zone: Regional Final Previews
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Two top-ranked teams and four of the best from metro Detroit highlight tonight's Prep Zone football games streamed live on FoxSportsDetroit.com. This is the final week of home field advantage for any opponent. Next week’s Semifinals and 8-player Final all will be...
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Playoffs: District Finals in Review

Playoffs: District Finals in Review
Monday, November 7, 2011
Three weeks remain in this MHSAA football season, and just two for our 8-player teams. That means we’re down to 68 total still practicing and pursuing championships either in two weeks at the Superior Dome or three at Ford Field. Here’s a look at some of the best fr...
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Prep Zone: District previews

Prep Zone: District previews
Friday, November 4, 2011
Five undefeated teams, one that is ranked No. 1 in its division, plus another reigning MHSAA football champion are among those that will be featured in tonight's Prep Zone games streamed live on FoxSportsDetroit.com. Here’s a look at this week’s Prep Zone match...
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Playoffs: Pre-Districts in Review

Playoffs: Pre-Districts in Review
Monday, October 31, 2011
A total of 272 MHSAA playoff football teams has been cut in half heading into this weekend's District finals. Here's one take on the highlights from the opening weekend of the postseason – and a look at some matchups to watch as we move on to the next round.
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Prep Zone: Pre-District Previews

Prep Zone: Pre-District Previews
Friday, October 28, 2011
  A total of 272 Michigan high school football teams will begin driving this weekend for one of nine MHSAA state championships next month. And each week through the 11-player semifinals, the MHSAA Network will produce four games to be streamed live on FoxSportsDet...
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Ice Man: Skyline's Copp sets records, leaves legacy

Ice Man: Skyline's Copp sets records, leaves legacy
Thursday, October 27, 2011
  Eventually, Andrew Copp may be best-known as a hockey star. His spot on the USA under-18 national team development program squad marks him as one of the top players his age in the country. But he’ll be remembered as one of Ann Arbor Skyline’s first ...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapping the Playoffs

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapping the Playoffs
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sitting on the other side of this process for a number of years, I can admit to occasionally scratching my cynical head over some of the matchups that have come out of Selection Sunday. How could teams so far from each other play in the same district? Why would two ...
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Wounded Warrior Project: DeWitt vs Portland

Wounded Warrior Project: DeWitt vs Portland
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The meeting of two state-ranked teams always will ratchet up a typical football night. Both communities, naturally, want to see which is better on the field. But during the hour before the opening kickoff Oct. 14 of DeWitt’s game against Portland, those teams and...
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