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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review
Monday, September 9, 2019
After two weeks of this high school football season, it’s impossible to know how much of what we’re seeing now will be applicable by playoff time or even later this month. But there are a number of teams we’ve highlighted in our Week 2 “review&r...
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Northern Schools Find Solution in NMFL

Northern Schools Find Solution in NMFL
Friday, September 6, 2019
With 17 schools spread across 11 counties, the Northern Michigan Football League has created an indelible footprint since it was born into existence five years ago. The conference, made up of three divisions of schools in varying size, has been able to sustain and evol...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview
Friday, September 6, 2019
After rain soaked many of this fall’s football openers, just about anything would be considered returning to business as usual this weekend. But while we’re all hoping the storms stay away, will the heavy helping of unforeseen results we saw on the field fo...
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Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes

Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes
Thursday, September 5, 2019
This week, MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice discusses a pair of football rules changes made the enhance safety.
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Clip of the Week: Muskegon's Cameron Martinez

Clip of the Week: Muskegon's Cameron Martinez
Thursday, September 5, 2019
State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” returns with a long touchdown sprint by Muskegon quarterback Cameron Martinez against Warren De La Salle Collegiate during the Xenith Prep Football Classic.
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Record Win Streak Setters Meet in Opener

Record Win Streak Setters Meet in Opener
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Friday’s varsity football season opener between Ithaca and Hudson at Alma College was the first time the teams had met on the field. But the programs have been mentioned in the same conversations concerning record success frequently over the last decade.
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Center Leading Big Reds Back for More

Center Leading Big Reds Back for More
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Muskegon High School’s offensive line sustained some BIG losses after last season. Four of the starting five offensive linemen from that MHSAA Division 3 runner-up team, totaling 1,245 pounds in weight – and including 6-foot-5, 360-pound right tackle Anthon...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Four of last season’s 10 MHSAA football champions began 2019 over the weekend 0-1. Ten teams that didn’t win a game last season stand 1-0 – and the two longest losing streaks in the state came to an end. How's that for a new season and fresh start?
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1979: Rice Meets Moeller in 'Biggest Game Ever'

1979: Rice Meets Moeller in 'Biggest Game Ever'
Friday, August 30, 2019
DATELINE: Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979 “The Brother Rice-Moeller game is the biggest game any Michigan high school football team has ever played.” -- Hal Schram – 'The Swami’ – for the Detroit Free Press
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Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock

Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock
Thursday, August 29, 2019
This week, MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice explains the change in football to a 40-second play clock.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
By the end of this opening weekend of Michigan high school football, some fans will say of their successful teams "it's just like last year," while others will boast "this looks nothing like last year, and it's going to be special."  That's perhaps the greatness o...
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Baker Gives LCS Star Power in Multiple Roles

Baker Gives LCS Star Power in Multiple Roles
Friday, August 16, 2019
It’s hard to figure out Adam Baker’s best position. The Adrian Lenawee Christian senior made The Associated Press all-state football squad as a sophomore and junior as a defensive back, but his best position probably is quarterback. If the Cougars are to ma...
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Schmitt Happily Home as St Johns Coach

Schmitt Happily Home as St Johns Coach
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The 50 or so students chanting “Schmitt! Schmitt! Schmitt!” during the earliest minutes of Monday morning know him mostly as a high school math teacher. Which makes sense – the oldest probably had just turned 3 when Andy Schmitt was locking down his l...
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MMA Helps 3-Sporter Shine at BCC

MMA Helps 3-Sporter Shine at BCC
Friday, May 3, 2019
Khol Partridge is winding down his days as a three-sport athlete at Brooklyn Columbia Central, a Class B school in southeast Michigan’s Irish Hills area.  His father Rodney owns Pure Combat, a gym in Cement City that challenges Khol as an athlete, both menta...
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Sampson Goes 'All Out' for 3 Ida Teams

Sampson Goes 'All Out' for 3 Ida Teams
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Clay Sampson knows only one speed, whether it’s on the football field, basketball court or baseball diamond – it’s full go, all the time. “He has such a passion for the game, no matter what sport,” said his basketball coach, Jared Janssen....
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Bear Lake Coach Invited to NFL Forum

Bear Lake Coach Invited to NFL Forum
Friday, January 25, 2019
Samantha Mullet lives and breathes football. Mullet figures to be right in her element then when she takes part in the National Football League’s “Women’s Careers in Football Forum” over Feb. 26-27 in Indianapolis.
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2-Sport All-Stater Ringler Eyes Repeat

2-Sport All-Stater Ringler Eyes Repeat
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Ryan Ringler’s wrestling journey has spanned nearly 14 years and included countless miles on the road traveling to tournaments, practices and college recruiting visits. These experiences came with costs, both social and monetary, and the Cedar Springs senior stan...
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Performance: Detroit King's Dequan Finn

Performance: Detroit King's Dequan Finn
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Detroit Martin Luther King standout quarterback Dequan Finn capped his high school career by leading his team to a 41-25 win over Muskegon to clinch the Division 3 championship Saturday at Ford Field.  Finn completed 9-of-13 passes for 173 yards and four touchdown...
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#TBT: 2008 MHSAA Football Finals

#TBT: 2008 MHSAA Football Finals
Thursday, November 29, 2018
We conclude our Throwback Thursday run through of 2008 MHSAA Finals highlights with football, plus a feature from FOX Sports Detroit on Manistee Catholic Central – at that time one of the state’s smallest 11-player football powerhouses. 
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Drive Complete: 2018 Finals in Review

Drive Complete: 2018 Finals in Review
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
There was much anticipation entering the 2018 MHSAA Football Finals, beginning two weeks ago at the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University and finishing Saturday at Detroit’s Ford Field. They didn’t disappoint.
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