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MHSAA Reveals Football Playoff Format

MHSAA Reveals Football Playoff Format
Friday, September 25, 2020
The MHSAA Representative Council has approved an adjusted format for this season’s 11 and 8-Player Football Playoffs to accommodate the shortened regular season that began late due to COVID-19-related restrictions earlier this fall.
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Bear Lake Looks to Begin New Streak

Bear Lake Looks to Begin New Streak
Friday, September 25, 2020
When Bear Lake takes steps on the football field at Brethren tonight, the Lakers have a chance they never had last fall. It’s a chance to win two games in a row and remain undefeated.
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1st & Goal: Week 5 Preview

1st & Goal: Week 5 Preview
Friday, September 25, 2020
Most years, we’d talk this weekend about Michigan high school football teams being in midseason form. They’re getting there quickly – and with another series of big-time matchups these next few days helping all of us get back up to speed.
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Moment: Eaglets Clinch on Late TD Catch

Moment: Eaglets Clinch on Late TD Catch
Thursday, September 24, 2020
More than three months had passed since the last time Ky’ren Cunningham had lined up as a receiver for Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.  But with one last desperate chance to win the Division 3 championship on the line during the 2016 Final, the Eaglets&rsqu...
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Familiar Name Home Again for Mona Shores

Familiar Name Home Again for Mona Shores
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
One of the biggest names in Muskegon Mona Shores football history is back at quarterback – after a 40-year hiatus. Mark Konecny, who went on to Alma College and then became the first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association player to make it to the NFL, move...
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1st & Goal: Week 4 in Review

1st & Goal: Week 4 in Review
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
High school football returned to communities all over Michigan this past weekend. Everything from mask requirements to spectator limits made games look different. But by the end of Saturday, much more felt closer to normal as nearly 600 teams took the field.
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Pack is Back: Longtime Coach Returns

Pack is Back: Longtime Coach Returns
Friday, September 18, 2020
Ben Pack never stopped being a coach. He just didn’t have a team for the past 18 years.  Pack stepped away as a football coach at Jackson High School in 2002, and other than a brief interim job in 2012, has not been on the sidelines since.&nbs...
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1st & Goal: Week 4 Preview

1st & Goal: Week 4 Preview
Thursday, September 17, 2020
After a slight delay, we’re back – and landing right in the heart of the 2020 Michigan high school football season. After missing the previously-scheduled first three weeks due to COVID-19 precautions, there’s no time for teams to ease into the action...
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Rouge Primed for 1st-Time Repeat Attempt

Rouge Primed for 1st-Time Repeat Attempt
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Mareyohn Hrabowski has a tough act to follow after a historic season for the River Rouge football program. All the same, Hrabowski, now a senior quarterback for coach Corey Parker, is just thankful he and his teammates will get that opportunity.
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Moment: 100-Yard TD Lifts Pennfield

Moment: 100-Yard TD Lifts Pennfield
Thursday, September 17, 2020
In high school football, there are only two plays where you can score a 100-yard touchdown – both by the defense bringing the ball out of the end zone on a turnover. For Battle Creek Pennfield in the 1991 Class CC Football Playoff Final at the Pontiac Silverdome,...
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Football to Move to Spring for 2020-21

Football to Move to Spring for 2020-21
Friday, August 14, 2020
The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association today announced it will move the 2020 Fall football season to Spring 2021, due to football’s higher risk for spreading COVID-19, with the rest of Fall sports proceeding as scheduled.
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Whiteford Returns to Familiar, but Differently

Whiteford Returns to Familiar, but Differently
Monday, August 10, 2020
Jason Mensing believes high school football can happen this year safely.  Monday was the first official practice of the 2020 high school football season across Michigan. Thousands of athletes put helmets on and started the journey, including Mensing’s Ottawa...
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Fracassa's Remarkable Records Still Rule

Fracassa's Remarkable Records Still Rule
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
As a senior at Sterling Heights Stevenson during the 2009 season, Jason Fracassa lit up the high school football world with his aerial display. Fracassa shattered the MHSAA career totals for passing yards and touchdowns held by Mill Coleman of Farmington Hills Harrison...
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Muskegon Grad Casts 'Magic' in HBO Series

Muskegon Grad Casts 'Magic' in HBO Series
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
The last time many people saw Quincy Crosby was during his final high school football game at Ford Field back in 2012, when the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder was a senior captain for Muskegon High School. The next time many see Crosby, he will be front and center, and impossib...
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1918 Pandemic, WWI Threatened HS Sports

1918 Pandemic, WWI Threatened HS Sports
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Into a world filled with the challenges of World War I, a new menace arrived It didn’t wear colors or plead allegiance to a flag. It held no prejudice. It knew no borders.
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'Coach Dad' Angers Takes Time to Be Fan

'Coach Dad' Angers Takes Time to Be Fan
Friday, February 21, 2020
For the second time in four years, Jerry Angers walked onto Ford Field last fall with his Maple City Glen Lake football team seeking an MHSAA Finals championship. It is not likely he’ll do so again.
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Blahas Building Lasting Owosso Legacy

Blahas Building Lasting Owosso Legacy
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Owosso seniors Hunter and Colton Blaha, born 11 months apart, have been competing with each other nearly every day of their lives. The Blaha brothers have channeled that competitiveness into a work ethic and sense of community that has helped lift the Owosso High Schoo...
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Hudson, Morenci Fondly Recall Rivalry

Hudson, Morenci Fondly Recall Rivalry
Friday, January 31, 2020
It was a measuring stick for the season. It was Michigan vs. Ohio State, except inside state and county lines. It was tradition. The Morenci-Hudson football rivalry was like a lot of other football rivalries across Michigan. Often pitting cousin against cousin and frie...
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EGR 2-Sport Star Chasing Final HS Goal

EGR 2-Sport Star Chasing Final HS Goal
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Over the past three weeks, John Shelton IV has established a new school record for wrestling wins while also reaching a rare milestone with his 150th career victory. While most would be elated and content, the East Grand Rapids senior wants more and has his sights set ...
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Performance: River Rouge's Mareyohn Hrabowski

Performance: River Rouge's Mareyohn Hrabowski
Friday, December 6, 2019
Mareyohn Hrabowski has become the state’s most-discussed emerging star from last weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals after leading River Rouge to an arguably unexpected 30-7 win over Muskegon in the Division 3 championship game.  The Panthers&rsq...
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