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November 17, 2017, 12:06 pm

Predictions for the state semifinals: Escanaba, in its first semifinal since 1981, will play defending champion GR Catholic Central

Escanaba – Early Saturday morning coach Dave Howes and his Escanaba team will head east on I-2, the only interstate in the Upper Peninsula, to the Mackinaw Bridge, head south, then southwest to Traverse City to play defending Division 4 champion Grand Rapids Catholic Central. Escanaba (10-2) is the only U.P. team to make this ...


November 10, 2017, 9:55 pm

King runs past Ypsilanti Lincoln, 55-14, will play De La Salle in D2 semifinals

Detroit – There doesn’t seem to be much difference between this Detroit King team and the ones that won state titles in 2015 and ’16. The constants are a stingy defense and the big-play capability of the offense. The one difference could be subtle to some, obvious to others. Coach Tyrone Spencer decided to make ...


November 5, 2017, 4:36 pm

Riverview’s switch to the T-formation has put pep in the offense, Pirates to play for Division 3 region title on Friday

Riverview – Derek McLaughlin knew his program at Riverview needed a change, a different look, and a different offensive philosophy if they were to reach a higher level of success. When McLaughlin coached at Southgate Anderson, from 2009-13, he ran the veer. When he came to Riverview in 2014 McLaughlin used the I-formation. The Pirates ...


October 31, 2017, 2:28 pm

Churchill, Franklin to meet in the playoffs for the first time; district title at stake

Livonia – Churchill and Franklin have played 48 times but never have the two Livonia public schools met in the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs. Both teams won predistrict games as the road team last week and will play in a Division 2 district final at Churchill on Friday at 7 p.m. Churchill (8-2) ...


October 29, 2017, 5:16 pm

Adams comes out from behind the shadow of other Oakland County teams to be a player in Division 1

Rochester – Rochester Adams was one of the top teams not only in Oakland County but throughout the state for a five-to-seven-year period. The Highlanders won 71 games from 2001-07 and this included a state championship (Division 2, 2003) and three semifinal appearances from ’03-’07. But since that impressive run Adams has been rather pedestrian, ...