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October 25, 2017, 4:19 pm

De La Salle heads into the Division 2 playoffs with momentum

Warren – Mike Giannone was as confused and bewildered as his players following Warren DeLaSalle’s 36-6 loss to Lowell in the season opener. Giannone knew then that he needed to display a positive face or risk losing his team’s trust and motivation. Giannone is in his second season as DeLaSalle’s head coach. He built Macomb ...

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October 23, 2017, 5:16 pm

Midland rides an 8-game winning streak into the Division 2 playoffs

Midland – It’s not how well a team starts a season that counts. It’s how well they finish. Midland got off to a poor start but the Chemics have won eight straight heading into the state playoffs, which begin Friday. Midland (8-1), the unofficial champions of the Saginaw Valley League, will host Traverse City Central ...

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October 22, 2017, 8:12 pm

West Ottawa has breakthrough season and the Panthers eye a long playoff run

  Holland – Much of Ryan Oshnock’s coaching career has been one-and-done. Get hired at one program, head to another the following season. Oshnock plans to make his stay at Holland West Ottawa a long one and, after a historic regular season, supporters of the West Ottawa program are hoping for the same. Oshnock, 33, ...

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October 20, 2017, 11:44 pm

David McCullum throws for three TDs, Waterford Mott downs Fenton, 42-28

Waterford – David McCullum and his Waterford Mott did some house-cleaning at halftime as the Corsairs ended the regular season at home looking neat and clean. McCullum threw three touchdown passes as Mott (8-1) defeated Fenton (8-1), 42-28, in a nonconference matchup that featured two of the state’s most proficient quarterbacks. Mott never trailed but ...

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October 19, 2017, 11:04 am

Predictions for the Top Games: Coloma attempts to clinch playoff spot against Watervliet and its high-powered offense

Watervliet – Few outside of Watervliet remember the only time the school’s football program played for a state championship. Within Watervliet, a town of approximately 1,800 residents located in the southwest part of the state, longtime supporters remember it well. In 1979, when there was four classifications and only eight teams in each class qualified ...

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October 5, 2017, 11:40 am

Predictions for the Top Games: DeWitt, Haslett play for CAC Red Division title

DeWitt – Opinions vary on just what constitutes a rivalry. One criteria, many uphold, is that the series remain competitive. The Detroit Catholic Central-Birmingham Brother Rice rivalry comes to mind here. Catholic Central leads that series 31-30-1. So what about the other so-called rivalries that are one-sided? Are they considered a rivalry or just a ...

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September 22, 2017, 10:24 pm

Schuster accounts for five TDs, Chippewa Valley rolls past Warren Mott, 45-12

Warren – Quarterback Tommy Schuster and Clinton Township Chippewa Valley rebounded well following last week’s 49-42 loss to Utica Eisenhower. Schuster threw four touchdown passes and ran for another touchdown as the Big Reds showed improvement defensively by defeating Warren Mott, 45-12, in a Macomb Area Conference Red Division game at Mott on Friday. Chippewa ...

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September 21, 2017, 10:00 am

Okemos is off to best start in nearly 20 years, plays Grand Ledge in CAC showdown

Okemos – Jack Wallace was ready to call it quits. Having spent 33 seasons coaching at Fowlerville in addition to his job as a teacher, then as an athletic director, had him thinking this is it. Then things changed. He had a talk with Bill Feraco, the head coach at East Lansing. Soon after the ...

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September 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Many officials join the modern age, use headsets to better communicate with coaches

    The communication between officials and football coaches can be difficult, at times contentious, during a game. Often questions coaches have can go by the wayside due to the pace of the game. That can lead to heated words later. Thanks to a simple device, headsets much like a coach in a press box ...