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Summer Football Safety

Summer Football Safety
Friday, June 23, 2017
Across the U.S. this summer, school-age football players are flocking to camps conducted by colleges and commercial interests. They get outfitted in full gear and launch themselves into drills and skills work.
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Football's Status

Football's Status
Thursday, June 15, 2017
And until the past decade, football has not had to cope with out-of-season programs run by non-school groups and commercial entities that are so troublesome ...
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Football Participation

Football Participation
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The latest participation data also requires that those of us who love the game of football have much work to do; and that work has little to do with how either the 8- or 11-player tournament is conducted.
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Lelito's Work Helps St Clair Athletes Play

Lelito's Work Helps St Clair Athletes Play
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
If not for sports, Tim Lelito isn’t sure he would have finished high school. Now that he’s entering his fifth season in the National Football League, Lelito is doing what he can to make sure kids in St. Clair County don’t have to worry about that.
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Mann Makes Great on High Expectations

Mann Makes Great on High Expectations
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Entering high school, Steve Mann faced high expectations. His mother and father both experienced much success as student-athletes at Detroit Country Day, and his sister, Brittany, was one of the top track athletes to compete at and graduate from the school. But while i...
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Balancing Football Playoffs

Balancing Football Playoffs
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
We have reached the point where 46 percent of the schools which sponsor football qualify for the Football Playoffs ...
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5 Questions for 8-Player Football

5 Questions for 8-Player Football
Friday, April 7, 2017
The 2017 8-Player Football Playoffs will be conducted over four weeks in two divisions of 16 teams each ...
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DCC's Mach Builds Legacy Sure to Live On

DCC's Mach Builds Legacy Sure to Live On
Monday, March 20, 2017
Tom Mach’s impact on the Detroit Catholic Central football program didn’t end with his retirement Feb. 9. The aftershocks will be felt for years to come.
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Making Matters Worse

Making Matters Worse
Friday, March 17, 2017
The proposal is seriously flawed, and by circumventing the MHSAA Football Committee, its proponents assure it is fatally flawed.
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Eight-Player Options

Eight-Player Options
Friday, March 10, 2017
This helped save football in some schools and helped return the game of football to other schools.
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Sold Out

Sold Out
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Big Ten knows it’s wrong, admits it, but schedules football games on Friday nights to attract larger rights fees from television.
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Performance: Cass Tech's Rodney Hall

Performance: Cass Tech's Rodney Hall
Thursday, December 1, 2016
A year ago, Rodney Hall’s junior season ended on the Ford Field sideline, watching Cass Tech fall 41-27 to Romeo in the Division 1 Final after he suffered a lower leg injury two weeks before. But he came back this season fueled by championship motivation, and made...
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Forgotten Series Named 1st Grid Champs

Forgotten Series Named 1st Grid Champs
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
“In the first decade of this century, there were some very, very unsavory things going on in high school sports," said MHSAA sports historian Dick Kishpaugh back in 1999. "Though teams used school names as if they represented their high schools, schools didn't set...
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Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals
Monday, November 28, 2016
The final day of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field in Detroit – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – produced a first-time gridiron champion and a game-winning play that will be talked about for a long time. Click for video highligh...
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Drive Complete: 2016 Finals in Review

Drive Complete: 2016 Finals in Review
Monday, November 28, 2016
This season’s MHSAA Football Finals certainly had a familiar look. Five of 2015’s nine champions won again, and the season finished Saturday with only one winner claiming a title for the first time. But while most finalists were regulars this time, players ...
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St Mary's Scores 3-Peat on Late TD

St Mary's Scores 3-Peat on Late TD
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Orchard Lake St. Mary’s has been bitten before by teams that made last-second winning plays. This time St. Mary’s bit back. Ky’ren Cunningham’s 18-yard touchdown reception with four seconds left gave the Eaglets a thrilling 29-28 victory over Mu...
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West Catholic Adds to Ford Field Fame

West Catholic Adds to Ford Field Fame
Saturday, November 26, 2016
November has become a regular part of the Grand Rapids West Catholic football schedule. Trips to Detroit are turning into a Thanksgiving weekend tradition. But what the Falcons accomplished again Saturday was not lost on them.
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Cass Tech Comes Back, Leaves as Champ

Cass Tech Comes Back, Leaves as Champ
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Mission accomplished. Shortly after Nov. 28 of last year, the momentum toward an MHSAA championship began at Detroit Cass Tech. The Technicians had just lost to Romeo, 41-27, in the Division 1 Final, and the work began in the weight room for a return trip to Ford Fiel...
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Highlight Reel: Friday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Friday Football Finals
Saturday, November 26, 2016
A pair of repeat champions took center stage Friday at the first day of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals, powered by the Michigan Army National Guard, at Ford Field in Detroit. Click for video highlights.
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All Hands on Deck, P-W Earns 1st Title

All Hands on Deck, P-W Earns 1st Title
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Jared Smith’s final football game in a Pewamo-Westphalia uniform ended Saturday how he’d always dreamed. He waved his arms up and down during the final seconds, beckoning to the crowd for a final blast of cheers as he first hugged teammates, then hoisted u...
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