Entries for '2011 playoffs'

Road Trip

Road Trip
Friday, December 2, 2011
We love maps, probably because we spend a lot of time with them during our travels across our great state. To continue on with the transition theme from fall to winter, here’s a look at the road trip our Home Team Marketing representatives took this week.  
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Division 3 Final: Eaglets Fly Again

Division 3 Final: Eaglets Fly Again
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The final night of September was cold, wet and especially disappointing for Flint Powers Catholic. Chargers coach Bob Buckel sensed that frustration as the bus rolled to to a stop after 6-0 loss and then silent ride home from Davison. Powers already was 2-3 heading int...
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Division 5 Final: Powers Up

Division 5 Final: Powers Up
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The final night of September was cold, wet and especially disappointing for Flint Powers Catholic. Chargers coach Bob Buckel sensed that frustration as the bus rolled to to a stop after 6-0 loss and then silent ride home from Davison. Powers already was 2-3 headi...
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Division 7 Final: Blue Streak

Division 7 Final: Blue Streak
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Only a few drives into the MHSAA Division 7 Final, Bennett Lewis came to Saginaw Nouvel coach Mike Boyd with a request. Give me the ball until Pewamo-Westphalia stops me. Never happened.
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Division 4 Final: No. 2 Becomes No. 1

Division 4 Final: No. 2 Becomes No. 1
Friday, November 25, 2011
Subtract an injured star linebacker, and what did Zeeland West get? An inspired performance from his teammates -- and this fall’s MHSAA Division 4 football championship.
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Division 6 Final: Play it Again, Yellowjackets

Division 6 Final: Play it Again, Yellowjackets
Friday, November 25, 2011
And so continues an incredible run by one of Michigan’s newest football powerhouses. The Yellowjackets pushed their winning streak to 28 and claimed their second straight MHSAA championship by downing Constantine 42-14 in tonight’s Division 6 Final.
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Division 2 Final: 'Anything is Possible'

Division 2 Final: 'Anything is Possible'
Friday, November 25, 2011
That was the motto of Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice’s football team this season. And the Warriors had to believe it in order for Friday’s dream finish to become possible.
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Final Countdown

Final Countdown
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Ford Field, here we come. The 37th MHSAA Football Finals need little more introduction than that. Over nearly four months, more than 600 teams were boiled down to 256, with that field then cut in half every week for a month as a fortunate few continued on in hopes o...
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Playoffs: Semifinals in Review

Playoffs: Semifinals in Review
Monday, November 21, 2011
It’s always hard to wave good-bye to another high school football season. But stories of this fall’s playoffs will no doubt be retold a few times this winter -- especially after one of the most memorable Semifinals weekends in recent memory,
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2011 Finals: Instant Classics

2011 Finals: Instant Classics
Saturday, November 19, 2011
 Alexis Huntey will now be in the conversation when sister Ashley reminisces about her MHSAA Class C Volleyball title in 2007. The 6-2 senior outside hitter led Morley-Stanwood to the school's second championship Saturday, and the first since her older siste...
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8-player Final: Road to Marquette

8-player Final: Road to Marquette
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Rapid River and Carsonville-Port Sanilac are 382 miles apart, but they faced off Saturday to decide the inaugural MHSAA 8-player Football Final at Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome. Take a quick ride with us over Mackinaw Bridge, past Rapid River High School...
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Prep Zone: Semifinals Preview

Prep Zone: Semifinals Preview
Friday, November 18, 2011
And then there were 32. That's all that remains from the original 256 MHSAA playoff football teams heading into Saturday's Semifinals. This week's Prep Zone games feature three top-ranked contenders and four that remain 12-0 with only two possible gam...
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2011 8-Player Final: Carsonville-Port Sanilac Wins Inaugural Title

2011 8-Player Final: Carsonville-Port Sanilac Wins Inaugural Title
Friday, November 18, 2011
Carsonville-Port Sanilac sophomore Dan Rickett emerged from his team’s final huddle of this season, pulled close to an assistant coach and said, “This one says MHSAA this time.” His Tigers also celebrated a championship last season – a perfect season in fact, but ...
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8 is More than Enough

8 is More than Enough
Friday, November 18, 2011
Carsonville-Port Sanilac has been all in since the beginning of 8-player football as an MHSAA sport three seasons ago. Rapid River made the switch just this season. But heading into tonight's first-ever MHSAA Final for the sport, both programs can claim similar...
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Ready, Set, MHSAA Finals!

Ready, Set, MHSAA Finals!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This weekend’s MHSAA Volleyball Finals field includes teams that seem to show up in the championship rounds every season. Battle Creek St. Philip will be at Kellogg Arena, going for its sixth straight championship. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central also is a reigning ...
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First and 20 for Lansing Catholic's Rush

First and 20 for Lansing Catholic's Rush
Monday, November 14, 2011
If Lansing Catholic’s Cooper Rush would’ve thrown that late second-quarter pass just a litter farther Friday, his receiver probably would’ve had time to run under and catch it. But it was hard for the Cougars’ senior quarterback to be disappointed. His fir...
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Playoffs: Regional Finals in Review

Playoffs: Regional Finals in Review
Monday, November 14, 2011
The first MHSAA football champion of 2011 will be crowned Friday, and by the end of Saturday we’ll know who will play for the rest Thanksgiving weekend at Ford Field. Here’s one take of the most significant results from the postseason’s third weekend, plus links to ...
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Fly Like an Eagle

Fly Like an Eagle
Friday, November 11, 2011
Nicole DeGrace knew that with her father Chip as Frankenmuth’s volleyball coach, the Eagles would go places. But when he told them where he thought they were headed, she didn’t believe him.  
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Prep Zone: Regional Final Previews

Prep Zone: Regional Final Previews
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Two top-ranked teams and four of the best from metro Detroit highlight tonight's Prep Zone football games streamed live on FoxSportsDetroit.com. This is the final week of home field advantage for any opponent. Next week’s Semifinals and 8-player Final all will be...
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Playoffs: District Finals in Review

Playoffs: District Finals in Review
Monday, November 7, 2011
Three weeks remain in this MHSAA football season, and just two for our 8-player teams. That means we’re down to 68 total still practicing and pursuing championships either in two weeks at the Superior Dome or three at Ford Field. Here’s a look at some of the best fr...
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