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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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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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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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2008 Muskegon's Lesson: Keep the Faith

2008 Muskegon's Lesson: Keep the Faith
Friday, October 26, 2018
Faith. The word has always been a complex recipe of conviction, trust, belief and loyalty. Sometimes it brings ecstasy, while other times it brings heartbreak. Sometimes it carries surprise. On a beautiful autumn day 10 seasons ago, Muskegon Big Reds football pl...
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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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2017: Year of Record-Setting Kickers

2017: Year of Record-Setting Kickers
Friday, May 4, 2018
Every school year sees its share of MHSAA all-time achievements challenged. But few have taken the football record book by storm like a trio of talented kickers did this past fall.
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Young's Magic Will be Missed in Muskegon

Young's Magic Will be Missed in Muskegon
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Muskegon High School’s historic Hackley Stadium was not an easy place for Gene Young to navigate in recent years, with his hulking 6-foot-6 frame slowed by neuropathy in both feet and worsened this past fall by a nasty infection on his left heel. But few people h...
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Nightmare Ends with Shanks' Dream Finish

Nightmare Ends with Shanks' Dream Finish
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The media were fixated on La’Darius Jefferson, and who can blame them? But the best story coming out of Muskegon’s recently-won Division 3 title belonged to senior cornerback Willie “Bo” Shanks – a tale that started with heartbreak, which ...
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Performance: Muskegon's La'Darius Jefferson

Performance: Muskegon's La'Darius Jefferson
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Muskegon quarterback La'Darius Jefferson ran 32 times for 247 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Big Reds to a 28-10 win over Farmington Hills Harrison in Saturday’s Division 3 Final, earning him the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week.&...
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Jefferson Helps End Muskegon's Heartache

Jefferson Helps End Muskegon's Heartache
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Muskegon had lost in MHSAA Division 3 Finals four of the last five seasons. And when Ben Williams of Farmington Hills Harrison returned Saturday’s opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, the hearts of Big Reds fans sank a bit. No reason to be concerned. Senior ...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
This weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals are teeming with stories just waiting to be told by all 16 teams as Friday and Saturday’s games play out. For starters, Edwardsburg, Saginaw Swan Valley and West Bloomfield will be making the championship game ...
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BCAM Names '7s' Retro Mr Basketball Winners

BCAM Names '7s' Retro Mr Basketball Winners
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Forty years after scoring his last basket at the high school level, Earvin “Magic” Johnson is finally a BCAM Mr. Basketball.
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Balanced Muskegon 'D'-termined to Reign

Balanced Muskegon 'D'-termined to Reign
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Jermayne Golidy emerged as the “go-to” player on Saturday in Muskegon’s first real test of this young basketball season. But the smooth, 6-foot-4 senior wasn’t even in the starting lineup on the previous night in a lopsided win at cross-town riv...
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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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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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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Each day of this weekend's MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field will have its own distinct theme. Friday features the only first-time football finalist this season, Ottawa Lake Whiteford in Division 8, plus three teams seeking their first championships since t...
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2 Quarterbacks Vault Muskegon to #1

2 Quarterbacks Vault Muskegon  to #1
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Stopping the Muskegon High School offense has never been easy. This year, it’s twice as tough. The Big Reds, 9-1 and ranked No. 1 in the season-ending Associated Press Division 3 poll, are attacking opponents with a two-headed monster at quarterback – dimin...
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Search Begins Again for 'Greatest Game'

Search Begins Again for 'Greatest Game'
Sunday, August 28, 2016
There really is no place MHSAA historian Ron Pesch would rather be than in the stands of a high school football stadium on a Friday night. And again this season, he'll settle in with hopes of finding the game he can call the greatest in state high school history.
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Flashback: Big Play Leads Off Big Reds

Flashback: Big Play Leads Off Big Reds
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Highlighted by what was then an MHSAA Finals kickoff return record, Muskegon takes on Detroit Martin Luther King in this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series onMHSAA.tv.  The fifth game in our weekly summer series is the 1988 Class A Football Final betwee...
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