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Low-Scoring Rematch Goes to Clarkston

Low-Scoring Rematch Goes to Clarkston
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The final score of the Clarkston-West Bloomfield Division 1 Final might cause many football purists to cringe and scoff in disbelief.  But Clarkston coach Kurt Richardson offered no apologies.
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'Next Up' Help P-W to Next Championship

'Next Up' Help P-W to Next Championship
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The Pewamo-Westphalia football program finished a second straight season hoisting a championship trophy at Ford Field on Saturday, thanks to the “next man up” … and the next man … and the next man after that.  This time, the Pirates prove...
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Fugate Carries CC On 1 More Trophy Run

Fugate Carries CC On 1 More Trophy Run
Saturday, November 25, 2017
As classmates and fans screamed his name from the Ford Field stands Friday night, Nolan Fugate put the focus on his teammates. “I cannot thank my offensive line and my outside receivers enough,” the Grand Rapids Catholic Central senior running back said. &l...
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Lumen Repeat 'Club' Inducts Newest Class

Lumen Repeat 'Club' Inducts Newest Class
Friday, November 24, 2017
The challenge came one more time over text Thursday night, from a pair of assistant coaches who had something their players desperately wanted.  Tony Panici and Tyler Aldridge were part of Jackson Lumen Christi’s repeat Division 5 champions in 2003 and 2004,...
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Fast Start Sends DeLaSalle Soaring

Fast Start Sends DeLaSalle Soaring
Friday, November 24, 2017
Brendan Madigan kept his promise. He was on the field as a freshman in 2014 when Warren DeLaSalle won its first MHSAA Division 2 football championship. And he enjoyed it so much, he told himself he would come back and do it again.
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Whiteford Scores 1st Title with Epic Offense

Whiteford Scores 1st Title with Epic Offense
Friday, November 24, 2017
Next time, no one will leave Ottawa Lake Whiteford out of the conversation. It wasn’t like the Bobcats felt overlooked. But coming into this season’s Division 8 playoffs, it was pretty easy to pencil in four-time reigning champion Muskegon Catholic Central ...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
This weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals are teeming with stories just waiting to be told by all 16 teams as Friday and Saturday’s games play out. For starters, Edwardsburg, Saginaw Swan Valley and West Bloomfield will be making the championship game ...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review
Monday, November 20, 2017
The countdown is on for our annual voyage to Detroit’s Ford Field.  West Bloomfield, Saginaw Swan Valley and Edwardsburg earned first-time MHSAA Finals berths Saturday, while a handful of surprises also helped shape an intriguing championship field.
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2017 Football Finals Protocols Announced

2017 Football Finals Protocols Announced
Monday, November 20, 2017
To provide for the convenience and safety of spectators attending the Michigan High School Athletic Association 11-Player Football Finals – presented by the Michigan National Guard – at Ford Field in Detroit, Nov. 24 and 25, attendees are being advised of a ...
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Forest Park Tradition Gains Another Title

Forest Park Tradition Gains Another Title
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Fans wearing black and red chanted “U.P. Power” while their favorite team ran for nearly 500 yards without throwing a pass Saturday at the Superior Dome. This was Crystal Falls Forest Park football. And it didn’t matter how many players were on the fi...
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Quick Study Central Lake Clinches 1st Title

Quick Study Central Lake Clinches 1st Title
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Central Lake may not have been totally sure what it got itself into switching to 8-player football heading into this fall. Clearly it didn’t take the Trojans long to figure things out.
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Brogan Shepherds Lumen Christi Legacy

Brogan Shepherds Lumen Christi Legacy
Friday, November 17, 2017
It has been nearly 38 years since Herb Brogan became head football coach at Jackson Lumen Christi.  It is hard to imagine anyone facing tougher circumstances in a promotion than he did early in 1980.
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March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview

March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview
Friday, November 17, 2017
The MHSAA 8-Player Finals return to where they got their start Saturday, with two champions to be awarded for the first time. Central Lake, Crystal Falls Forest Park and Portland St. Patrick all are seeking their first 8-player championships – while Central Lake ...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A week from today, Michigan’s best 11-player football teams will be playing, or preparing to play, in MHSAA Finals at Ford Field.  That’s how close we are to dreams coming true for athletes, coaches and communities all over Michigan, many in this way f...
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Performance: West Bloomfield's Bryce Veasley

Performance: West Bloomfield's Bryce Veasley
Thursday, November 16, 2017
West Bloomfield senior quarterback Bryce Veasley led his team 80 yards over the final two minutes of Friday’s Regional Final against previously-undefeated Utica Eisenhower, completing 6 of 7 passes during the drive before running in the go-ahead score with 51 seco...
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Scheduling Controversy

 Scheduling Controversy
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
I don’t campaign for this task (scheduling games for schools) because, frankly, it will produce complaints and controversy.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Review
Monday, November 13, 2017
A longtime observer of Michigan high school football had a hard time remembering a playoff weekend with as many close finishes as fans enjoyed Friday and Saturday. Start with the games in 11-player Division 1, where all four were decided by fourth-quarter scores or sto...
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Epler's 6, 8-Player Game Lives On

Epler's 6, 8-Player Game Lives On
Friday, November 10, 2017
Constructed in 2003 in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon, the 130-unit Stephen E. Epler Residence Hall is a belated tribute to “the founder of the Vanport Extension Center — the beginning of today's Portland State University.” The recognition f...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 3 Preview
Thursday, November 9, 2017
We’ve reached the third week of the 2017 Football Playoffs, and we’re going to switch up our “Drive for Detroit” format just a bit to kick off this week’s preview with a closer look at the “March to Marquette."  Eight teams will...
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Brighton Memories Close to Henson's Heart

Brighton Memories Close to Henson's Heart
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Drew Henson admits he'll still sneak an occasional peak at the record book. After 20 years and professional careers in two sports, a quick glance isn't about vanity for Henson. The former Brighton football and baseball star said he's simply curious whether his myriad r...
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