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Drive for Detroit: Week 5 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 5 Preview
Friday, September 22, 2017
Big things are ahead in Michigan high school football. Not much will be decided this week as we cruise into the midpoint of the regular season. But teams all over Michigan are setting the foundations to celebrate soon – either as league champions or playoff quali...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review
Monday, September 18, 2017
Streaks were broken, upsets were hatched, and significant steps toward league titles were taken all over Michigan during a Week 4 full of the unexpected. Click below for the results that popped off the page in every region of our state and on the 8-player scene as ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 4 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 4 Preview
Friday, September 15, 2017
This is the time of year, every year, when we begin to notice the start of separation among the fast starters and truly elite teams in Michigan high school football. There are 122 teams without a loss as the regular season creeps toward the midway point. And that numbe...
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Hutchinson Makes Name at Divine Child

Hutchinson Makes Name at Divine Child
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Often, a child of a successful athlete has difficulty living up to that standard. To this point, that’s not the case with Aidan Hutchinson.
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Garber Standout VanSumeren Does it All

Garber Standout VanSumeren Does it All
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Ben VanSumeren doesn’t get much rest during Essexville Garber football games. Not that he wants or needs it.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review
Monday, September 11, 2017
There are a handful of significant turning points every Michigan high school football season – and Week 3 always proves to be the first. There are 106 11-player and 12 8-player teams statewide celebrating 3-0 starts, including a good share enjoying big-time turna...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 Preview
Friday, September 8, 2017
The most difficult part of previewing the state’s top football matchups each week is coming up with an introduction that hits on a common theme for what we can expect from those games. But this week we’ll stick with the obvious.
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Shores' QB Stands Tall During 2-0 Start

Shores' QB Stands Tall During 2-0 Start
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Muskegon Mona Shores certainly has a scary offense, with Division I college receiving prospects on the edges, two powerful running backs and a much-improved offensive line. If only the Sailors had a taller quarterback.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 in Review
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
We're only two weeks into this football season, and of course there has been plenty to talk about.  But our 8-player football divisions experienced a season's worth of highlights over this Labor Day weekend. 
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Michigan’s Football Numbers Game – Corrected

Michigan’s Football Numbers Game – Corrected
Friday, September 1, 2017
The demise of Michigan high school football has been greatly exaggerated – or, at least, recently misreported by one of the U.S.’s most recognizable newspapers ...
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New Field Next Step in Glen Lake Surge

New Field Next Step in Glen Lake Surge
Friday, September 1, 2017
With school about to begin, Glen Lake will be hosting perhaps its biggest event of the school year tonight. The two teams will not be playing in the sand. They’ll be playing on a new synthetic field, the latest positive for the school's athletic program.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The break was short for many teams heading into Week 2 of this football season. While last week’s openers were mostly split between Thursday and Friday, nearly all of Michigan’s teams will play this week’s games tonight in advance of the Labor Day hol...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 28, 2017
Does anyone remember a more eventful opening weekend than the one Michigan fans enjoyed these last few days? The 2017 high school kickoff had it all, and our "Drive for Detroit" review wraps up the headlining Week 1 performances from all over our state. 
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Football Kicks Off Again, 129 Years Later

Football Kicks Off Again, 129 Years Later
Monday, August 28, 2017
Buried in the text on the fourth page of the Saturday, October 27, 1888, Detroit Free Press is a single, concise sentence bearing a minimum amount of detail: “The Windsor foot ball team will play the Detroit High School team this afternoon at 3.” ...
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#TBT: Watervliet, Coloma Make it 100

#TBT: Watervliet, Coloma Make it 100
Thursday, August 24, 2017
On a cloudy August night in 2009, with overcast skies similar to what many across Michigan are seeing this afternoon, Coloma and Watervliet played the 100th game of what continues to be one of the longest series in MHSAA football history. Coloma won that 2009 seas...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Football remains the most played high school sport in Michigan, not to mention the most popular for fans who fill our stadiums every fall weekend. Finally, it’s time to start talking about it again – and you’ve come to the right place.
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Griggs, Kelloggsville Set to Break Free Again

Griggs, Kelloggsville Set to Break Free Again
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
If opposing teams think it’s going to be easy tackling Thomas Griggs this season, they might want to rethink their approach. Griggs, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound running back for the Wyoming Kelloggsville football team, is difficult to stop and a load to bring down.
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Our Place in the Sun

Our Place in the Sun
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The school sports spotlight shines brightest on fall Friday nights and has for decades, not only in Michigan, but also from shore to shore across the country.
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DCC, Rice Begin Following New Leaders

DCC, Rice Begin Following New Leaders
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Detroit Catholic League football coaching carousel took a few more turns during the offseason, with a pair of programs once led by two of the winningest coaches in state history welcoming new leaders for this fall. Two former understudies to those longtime mentors ...
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NFHS: Reserve Fridays for HS Football

NFHS: Reserve Fridays for HS Football
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
In an effort to re-emphasize that Friday nights in the fall should be reserved for high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations has adopted a resolution that urges schools and teams at the college and professional levels to honor that ...
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