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Grosse Pointes

Published December 23, 2013

Looking back: George Perles

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Source: Ann Marie Aliotta and Suzy Berschback, “Legendary Locals of Grosse Pointe” (Arcadia Publishing)

George Perles is best known in Michigan for leading the 1987 Michigan State Spartans football team to a Rose Bowl victory. But in the 1960s, he coached the Grosse Pointe Park St. Ambrose High School Cavaliers for three seasons, twice winning the Goodfellow Game, which pitted the champion of the Catholic League against the champion of the Detroit Public School League and was considered the biggest football game in the state.

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