Entries for 'Drive for Detroit'
Friday, October 11, 2019
Tonight begins the final third of this football regular season.
And two thirds of the 602 teams eligible for this fall’s MHSAA 11 and 8-Player Playoffs still have a chance to earn what for most is a once or twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity.Continue Reading
Monday, October 7, 2019
There were a handful of newly-crowned league champions celebrating by the end of this football weekend, and 54 more teams were able to start making playoff plans.
And then there were the handful of teams turning things upside-down.Continue Reading
Thursday, October 3, 2019
We’ve begun the second half of the football regular season, and predictably every week will include increasingly important games as league titles and playoff qualifiers are determined.
We’ve highlighted a number of matchups that could end up deciding league...Continue Reading
Monday, September 30, 2019
In case you missed it: The rain showed up again this weekend, turning the Week 5 football schedule into a two-day trudge for about 200 teams across Michigan.
But that’s not what we’ll remember most.Continue Reading
Friday, September 27, 2019
With 600 high school teams in Michigan and good games always to be found, just about any week could be called “Rivalry Week” as the term is often hyped at the college and pro levels.
But this week in this state is a little more special this fall.Continue Reading
Monday, September 23, 2019
Week 4 of Michigan’s high school football season was filled with great stories, and we tried to make mention of as many as we could in this week’s “Drive for Detroit” review.
A legendary coach returns with a big win. A neighbor beats its rival f...Continue Reading
Friday, September 20, 2019
As we cruise into Week 4 of this high school football season, be ready for a few curveballs and change-ups.
For starters: Something just doesn't feel right about not featuring the latest meetings between Detroit Martin Luther King and Cass Tech and Traverse City West a...Continue Reading
Monday, September 16, 2019
"We're here," and "We're better than last year."
If Michigan high school football teams collectively had a few messages to pass on during Week 3, those came through the loudest.Continue Reading
Friday, September 13, 2019
Every football regular season there’s one week when it’s tough to tell heading in which matchups might eventually have the greatest impact on the season as a whole. That tough-to-forecast week then tends to end up as one of the most exciting of the entire fa...Continue Reading
Monday, September 9, 2019
After two weeks of this high school football season, it’s impossible to know how much of what we’re seeing now will be applicable by playoff time or even later this month.
But there are a number of teams we’ve highlighted in our Week 2 “review&r...Continue Reading
Friday, September 6, 2019
After rain soaked many of this fall’s football openers, just about anything would be considered returning to business as usual this weekend.
But while we’re all hoping the storms stay away, will the heavy helping of unforeseen results we saw on the field fo...Continue Reading
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Four of last season’s 10 MHSAA football champions began 2019 over the weekend 0-1. Ten teams that didn’t win a game last season stand 1-0 – and the two longest losing streaks in the state came to an end.
How's that for a new season and fresh start?Continue Reading
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
By the end of this opening weekend of Michigan high school football, some fans will say of their successful teams "it's just like last year," while others will boast "this looks nothing like last year, and it's going to be special."
That's perhaps the greatness o...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Monday, November 12, 2018
The results are fewer at this stage of the MHSAA Football Playoffs.
But the headlines are louder with more on the line and the best of the best running into each other with only a few weeks left to play.Continue Reading
Friday, November 9, 2018
The first MHSAA football finalists of this fall will celebrate this weekend, as four 8-player Semifinals will determine which teams move on to Marquette’s Superior Dome a week from Saturday.
And 64 11-player teams have completed half of the “Drive for Detro...Continue Reading
Monday, November 5, 2018
The postseason in any sport is a time mostly for celebrating success, as teams achieve first-time milestones or finish by bringing home the ultimate MHSAA prize.
Sadly, every week also means the end to seasons and high school careers. Two more 2017 champions saw their ...Continue Reading