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Performance: Detroit King's Dequan Finn

Performance: Detroit King's Dequan Finn
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Detroit Martin Luther King standout quarterback Dequan Finn capped his high school career by leading his team to a 41-25 win over Muskegon to clinch the Division 3 championship Saturday at Ford Field.  Finn completed 9-of-13 passes for 173 yards and four touchdown...
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#TBT: 2008 MHSAA Football Finals

#TBT: 2008 MHSAA Football Finals
Thursday, November 29, 2018
We conclude our Throwback Thursday run through of 2008 MHSAA Finals highlights with football, plus a feature from FOX Sports Detroit on Manistee Catholic Central – at that time one of the state’s smallest 11-player football powerhouses. 
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Drive Complete: 2018 Finals in Review

Drive Complete: 2018 Finals in Review
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
There was much anticipation entering the 2018 MHSAA Football Finals, beginning two weeks ago at the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University and finishing Saturday at Detroit’s Ford Field. They didn’t disappoint.
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King Avenges Early Defeat to Reign Again

King Avenges Early Defeat to Reign Again
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Rematches are rare in high school football, especially for teams located on opposite sides of the state. But Detroit Martin Luther King on Saturday got the chance to avenge a Week 2 loss at Muskegon, and star senior quarterback Dequan Finn and his talented supporting c...
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Together, Unity Earns 1st Championship

Together, Unity Earns 1st Championship
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Before Saturday’s Division 5 Final, Hudsonville Unity Christian coach Craig Tibbe reminded his players they hadn’t been picked to make it this far – and probably weren’t the choice to win this game. But the Crusaders absolutely belonged in their...
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Big Stop Locks Up Chippewa Valley Title

Big Stop Locks Up Chippewa Valley Title
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Ironically, it was Clinton Township Chippewa Valley’s defense which stole the show Saturday at Ford Field. With just 23 seconds to play in the Division 1 Final, Clarkston scored to pull within one point of the Big Reds. Wolves coach Kurt Richardson, himself known...
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Hornets Prevail in Record-Setting Final

Hornets Prevail in Record-Setting Final
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Clint Galvas didn’t need to tell Avery Moore what his junior quarterback already knew. In fact, the New Lothrop coach didn’t necessarily want Moore to try to match Madison Heights Madison senior signal-caller Austin Brown on Saturday. Moore just needed to s...
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In Return to Finals, Edwardsburg Reigns

In Return to Finals, Edwardsburg Reigns
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Edwardsburg finished the deal on Friday, erasing much of the disappointment the final game of last season produced. Although the Eddies’ offense was slow to jell, they controlled the clock and Chelsea’s multi-faceted attack to capture their first MHSAA Fina...
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Lumen Christi Legacy Grows with D6 Triumph

Lumen Christi Legacy Grows with D6 Triumph
Friday, November 23, 2018
Herb Brogan’s teams over 39 years coaching Jackson Lumen Christi have succeeded in part by regularly capitalizing on opportunities. Give the Titans an inch … and in Friday’s case, they’ll take 28 straight points.
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'Lights Out' D Keys DeLaSalle's D2 Repeat

'Lights Out' D Keys DeLaSalle's D2 Repeat
Friday, November 23, 2018
Not once had Muskegon Mona Shores been held under 33 points this season. Keeping opponents off-balance with their veer option attack, the Sailors averaged 45.6 over 13 games leading up to Saturday’s Division 2 Final, and 47.5 per game during the playoffs. But Mon...
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Reading is Believing for 1st-Time Champ

Reading is Believing for 1st-Time Champ
Friday, November 23, 2018
Alex Price’s 11 words – or rather, 56 characters – last Nov. 25 spoke volumes. And he and his teammates made them count during Friday morning’s Division 8 Final at Ford Field.
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
A very recognizable 27 football programs have combined to win the 56 MHSAA 11-Player championships contested so far this decade. Perhaps that’s the best way to illustrate the anticipation surrounding this weekend’s Finals, kicking off Friday morning and con...
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Drive For Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review

Drive For Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review
Monday, November 19, 2018
On Saturday, 16 football teams traded a long, relaxing Thanksgiving weekend for a work trip to Detroit. They’d have it no other way.
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2018 Football Finals Protocols Announced

2018 Football Finals Protocols Announced
Monday, November 19, 2018
To provide for the convenience and safety of spectators attending the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals on Nov. 23 and 24 at Ford Field in Detroit, attendees are being advised of a variety of items related to transportation and security – including policies regulati...
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Rapid River Rumbles to History-Making Finish

Rapid River Rumbles to History-Making Finish
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Since the opening kickoff of 8-Player Football Playoffs in 2011, Rapid River has been on the verge of winning its first MHSAA Finals championship in this sport. In that first year’s title game, also at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome, the Rocke...
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Unbeaten Morrice Caps Remarkable Run

Unbeaten Morrice Caps Remarkable Run
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Hunter Nowak finished his high school career Saturday at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome as arguably the most accomplished offensive star in Morrice football history. But he’d be the first to point out that the Orioles put the finishing touch o...
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'All Together' Onekama Seeks 1st Football Title

'All Together' Onekama Seeks 1st Football Title
Friday, November 16, 2018
The Upper Peninsula is soon to be invaded by Portagers. The village of Onekama, meanwhile, might resemble a ghost town. A large and loyal following for the Onekama football team is geared up for a trip to the Superior Dome in Marquette, site of Saturday’s 8-Playe...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview
Friday, November 16, 2018
This season’s “Drive for Detroit” is in its final stretch as 32 teams prepare to play in 11-Player Semifinals on Saturday. And there are plenty in the mix for the first time, or the first time in a while.
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March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview

March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview
Friday, November 16, 2018
The following statement is both rare and thrilling to announce: We are guaranteed Saturday to celebrate two first-time MHSAA champions at the 8-Player Football Finals at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome.
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Performance: Morrice's Hunter Nowak

Performance: Morrice's Hunter Nowak
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Morrice’s third-year varsity quarterback Hunter Nowak continued the play Friday that has helped his team to the best season in program history.  Nowak ran 28 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Orioles to a 40-8 win over Colon in an 8-Player...
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