Entries for 'Drive for Detroit'
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Teams that reach the MHSAA Football Finals have been running around in helmets and pads for just short of four months, starting when we’re keeping an eye out for high temperatures and finishing as we watch the snow fall.
Plenty of notable moments fill those four ...Continue Reading
Monday, November 25, 2019
Buckle up. We’re headed for the home stretch.
The final 16 contenders for this season’s MHSAA 11-player football championships were set over the weekend, and Detroit on Friday and Saturday will be the final stop to conclude another memorable season.Continue Reading
Friday, November 22, 2019
The "Drive for Detroit" will take one last turn this weekend on the way to the final destination for 16 teams fortunate enough to finish this fall at Ford Field.
This season's Semifinal field is a mix of teams that have made this trip plenty of times in the past ...Continue Reading
Monday, November 18, 2019
Only 36 teams remain from the original 602 that opened this fall with hopes of reaching the biggest stages in Michigan high school football.
Suttons Bay, Colon, Pickford and Portland St. Patrick earned the first championship opportunities with 8-Player Semifinal wins o...Continue Reading
Friday, November 15, 2019
Detroit is only two wins away for Michigan’s remaining 11-player teams.
But 8-player semifinalists need just one more win to complete a “March to Marquette” – and we’re flipping our usual format by leading off this week’s preview wit...Continue Reading
Monday, November 11, 2019
You can stop trying to predict what’s going to happen in the MHSAA Football Playoffs this month.
The first two weeks have showed us that’s pretty much a futile endeavor – and that’s what could make these playoffs some of the most memorable of th...Continue Reading
Friday, November 8, 2019
First-round games, and with them often familiar opponents, are out of the way as we move into District Finals for 11-player and Regional Finals for 8-player teams still alive in the MHSAA Football Playoffs.
This weekend, in most cases, we’ll get a str...Continue Reading
Monday, November 4, 2019
Everything starts fresh in the playoffs. It’s not supposed to matter which teams have dominated during the regular season or won the first time when two rivals are set to meet again.
When coaches need a little help convincing their players of any of that, they sh...Continue Reading
Friday, November 1, 2019
Whether your team's preferred final destination is Ford Field in Detroit or Superior Dome in Marquette, the first steps will be taken this weekend during 144 MHSAA Playoff games across both peninsulas.
Someone's season is on the line in every game from here on ou...Continue Reading
Monday, October 28, 2019
Just like that, nine weeks of Michigan high school football have come and gone this fall, and more than half the state’s 600+ teams are turning in their helmets and pads as we turn our attention toward the final 288 playing for MHSAA championships.
But let’...Continue Reading
Friday, October 25, 2019
Sadly, thousands of Michigan high school football players will play the final game of their seasons – and in many cases their careers – this weekend.
The sunnier news: A few thousand more may still have control over whether they will suit up again for the M...Continue Reading
Monday, October 21, 2019
A season’s worth of highlights are smashing into these final weeks of the regular season.
So this Week 8 “Review” starts with some table-setters before we try to catch up with many more headliners from the weekend.Continue Reading
Friday, October 18, 2019
How much should fans enjoy the final two weeks of this football regular season?
There are 93 leagues for the sport statewide, and 35 championships remain completely up for grabs. Another 35 leagues have had one team clinch a share of the title but still have the possib...Continue Reading
Monday, October 14, 2019
Shared, guaranteed, locked up and clinched outright are frequent and favorite verbs and phrases that begin appearing in "Drive for Detroit" this time of year. Automatic and additional qualifiers are regulars right now as well.
You'll find all of them used a whole...Continue Reading
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