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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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Division 6 Final: Play it Again, Yellowjackets

Division 6 Final: Play it Again, Yellowjackets
Friday, November 25, 2011
And so continues an incredible run by one of Michigan’s newest football powerhouses. The Yellowjackets pushed their winning streak to 28 and claimed their second straight MHSAA championship by downing Constantine 42-14 in tonight’s Division 6 Final.
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Division 2 Final: 'Anything is Possible'

Division 2 Final: 'Anything is Possible'
Friday, November 25, 2011
That was the motto of Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice’s football team this season. And the Warriors had to believe it in order for Friday’s dream finish to become possible.
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Final Countdown

Final Countdown
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Ford Field, here we come. The 37th MHSAA Football Finals need little more introduction than that. Over nearly four months, more than 600 teams were boiled down to 256, with that field then cut in half every week for a month as a fortunate few continued on in hopes o...
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Playoffs: Semifinals in Review

Playoffs: Semifinals in Review
Monday, November 21, 2011
It’s always hard to wave good-bye to another high school football season. But stories of this fall’s playoffs will no doubt be retold a few times this winter -- especially after one of the most memorable Semifinals weekends in recent memory,
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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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