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Memphis Tastes Victory, Plays for More

Memphis Tastes Victory, Plays for More
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Winning was such an unfamiliar feeling for the Memphis varsity football team that when the Yellowjackets picked up a victory in Week 1, coach Pat Connell had to give some of his players a push when it came to enjoying it. “We call (the victory formation), they ta...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review
Monday, September 10, 2018
Just like that, we're three weeks into another Michigan high school football season.  And just like that, the picture of what we might expect this fall is beginning to get a little bit clearer.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview
Friday, September 7, 2018
From Calumet at the top of the U.P. to Michigan’s southern border, tonight’s weather is forecast as ideal for high school football. And there are plenty of matchups to match.
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Constantine Comeback Gets Running Start

Constantine Comeback Gets Running Start
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Shawn Griffith is fully aware of the fact he’s now coached fathers and sons, uncles and nephews during his tenure at Constantine High School. That doesn’t make him old, he says; it just means he’s “seasoned.”
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Great Clips of the Week: 9/6/18

Great Clips of the Week: 9/6/18
Thursday, September 6, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features a tipped pass into an interception for Livonia Churchill's Avery Grenier against Belleville.
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Martinez Shines in Big Reds' Opening Run

Martinez Shines in Big Reds' Opening Run
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Especially over this last decade, Muskegon High School fans have enjoyed watching a string of talented quarterbacks lead the winningest team in Michigan high school football history.  Two weeks into his Big Reds career, junior Cameron Martinez already has won over...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
The east side of the Lower Peninsula enjoyed a rematch of last season’s Division 1 championship game. The west enjoyed a matchup of arguably the two best teams in all the state this fall. In between, Week 2 of Michigan’s high school football season included...
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QB Carving Place in Pittsford Tradition

QB Carving Place in Pittsford Tradition
Friday, August 31, 2018
There’s nothing quite like the return of high school football each new season to small towns in Michigan. There’s something about the way a town buzzes when students, parents and fans put on the spirit wear and make the journey to watch kids they’ve al...
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Howell Names Field for Longtime Leader

Howell Names Field for Longtime Leader
Thursday, August 30, 2018
If you got the impression that John Dukes has been around Howell football forever, you wouldn’t be far off. His association with the program began before high school.
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New Football Coaches Rise for PCCP Schools

New Football Coaches Rise for PCCP Schools
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Athletically, the Plymouth-Canton Community School system is like no other. Canton, Plymouth and Salem are the three high schools and all equally share student-athletes, who are randomly assigned to one of the three high schools in seventh grade. This football season t...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Opening week of this high school football season predictably fulfilled anticipation and expectation. The encore should be pretty good, too.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 27, 2018
A new season means new beginnings on high school football fields all over Michigan. Every team has a chance to create something memorable, and "Drive for Detroit" checks out some from each region of the state that got off to the quickest starts.
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Flashback: Midland Makes '68 Title Play

Flashback: Midland Makes '68 Title Play
Sunday, August 26, 2018
It was a sunny, cool late August morning as high school football practice kicked off around the state. The Detroit Tigers were in the midst of a four-game losing streak, their longest to date that World Series-winning season. With 32 games to go, their lead over the Bal...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The lights are ready to shine again at high school football stadiums all over Michigan. We kick off the 2018 season this weekend with anticipation – not to mention multiple matchups of reigning MHSAA Finals champions and a third game between teams that closed las...
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FHC's Hallock Shines in Green & White

FHC's Hallock Shines in Green & White
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Tate Hallock would eventually wind up wearing green and white. The Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central senior receiver already has had plenty of success wearing those colors, and he’s always wanted to follow in the foot...
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Sand Creek's Muck Making His Move

Sand Creek's Muck Making His Move
Friday, August 17, 2018
Alec Muck doesn’t take for granted that he’s one of the fastest athletes in the state. It just makes him want to become faster.
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Port Huron Scores with 'Victory Day'

Port Huron Scores with 'Victory Day'
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The first touchdown of the football season has already been scored at Port Huron High School’s Memorial Stadium. In fact, nearly 60 were scored two weeks before the Big Reds are set to take the field in Week 1 against Flint Carman-Ainsworth, and it will be tough ...
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Smith Takes on Next Challenge at Everett

Smith Takes on Next Challenge at Everett
Monday, August 6, 2018
On a frequently stormy Monday in the shadow of iconic Archie Ross Stadium, the sun broke in for the end of Lansing Everett’s first football practice – just in time for coach Mike Smith to remind his players they have an opportunity to accomplish great things...
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Summer Football Safety

Summer Football Safety
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Required precautions of the school season are generally ignored at non-school summer camps.
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Sweating the Small Stuff - #3

Sweating the Small Stuff - #3
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
... when we are dealing with more than 600 high school programs and a physically demanding sport with fewer regular-season contests permitted than in any other sport, one cannot be too careful. 
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