Entries for 'Drive for Detroit'
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
Friday, November 2, 2018
The field of 288 a week ago became 144 teams still playing. Starting tonight, 11-player teams will compete for District titles and 8-player contenders will aim to celebrate Regional championships.
And this round presents more than a few familiar matchups from either ea...Continue Reading
Monday, October 29, 2018
This week – as with most first weeks of the MHSAA Playoffs – was filled with rematches from the regular season, a few upsets and many more wins to set up bigger games in the next round.
Here’s some of the most intriguing of what we’ve seen...Continue Reading
Friday, October 26, 2018
Everything will seem to speed up from here for 288 Michigan high school football teams beginning their playoff runs this weekend.
Temperatures dip below freezing, practices finish in the dark and urgency is at its utmost this time of year. But soon the reward will come...Continue Reading
Monday, October 22, 2018
This week, 288 Michigan high school football teams are starting anew.
But before we turn our focus entirely toward the playoffs, let’s say a final goodbye to another memorable regular season.Continue Reading
Thursday, October 18, 2018
What’s still at stake as we dive into Week 9 of this football season?
Heading into Thursday night’s games – there were 11 played – 23 of 91 leagues statewide still had title shares or outright championships up for grabs. Meanwhile, 171 11-player...Continue Reading
Monday, October 15, 2018
The first snow has fallen in northern Michigan, leaves are dropping there and everywhere else, and 171 teams have secured spots in this season’s MHSAA Football Playoffs.
All of those things go hand in hand this time of year, and Week 8 played its part in deciding...Continue Reading
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Every fall we say it again: We can’t believe how quickly football season flies by.
But here we are in Week 8, midway through another October, heading into the home stretch for many and the most anticipated weeks for the most fortunate.Continue Reading
Monday, October 8, 2018
Southfield Arts & Technology over West Bloomfield, Grandville over Holland West Ottawa, Rochester Adams over Farmington Hills Harrison and Webberville over Camden-Frontier.
Those are just a few more upsets in addition to those we delved into in today’s &l...Continue Reading
Friday, October 5, 2018
We’re into October, and the drive continues on as we begin turning our attention toward the playoffs beginning at the end of this month.
But let’s not be in too much of a rush.Continue Reading
Monday, October 1, 2018
Start printing the tickets.
A total of 55 undefeated 11-player football teams have clinched spots in this season’s 256-team field, all but one doing so with wins during our latest highlight-filled weekend.Continue Reading
Friday, September 28, 2018
In place of a catchy way to introduce what’s at stake, here’s what’s at stake during Week 6 of this high school football season:
Of 45 matchups mentioned in this “Drive for Detroit” preview, 15 pit teams tied for first place in their respe...Continue Reading
Monday, September 24, 2018
Friday night football this past week gave us improbable scores like 6-4 and 6-2.
But they only foreshadowed some of the unexpected we’re celebrating in this week’s Drive for Detroit review – including big-time performances by Jenison, Houghton and new...Continue Reading
Friday, September 21, 2018
As we dive into the midpoint of the 2018 high school football regular season, there’s more than meets the eye to many of our Week 5 matchups.
Sure, we’ve got some of the usual regulars on this week’s preview list – Clinton Township Chippewa Vall...Continue Reading