Football

Published September 18, 2015

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STERLING HEIGHTS — There will be a hard-hitting football game at Sterling Heights Stevenson this weekend, but it won't feature Stevenson or Utica Ford.

Warren Regina and Birmingham Marian will play their annual powderpuff game at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at Stevenson's Runkel Field. The game for Regina is its 50th powderpuff game.

The game, a flag football game, features seniors from both schools. Just like other prep football teams around the state, the Regina and Marian teams began practicing in August for the Sept. 19 bout, holding daily prep sessions.

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Published September 18, 2015

MOUNT CLEMENS — The season hasn’t gone the way first-year Mount Clemens High football coach Quentin Hines would have wanted.

The Bathers at press time sat at 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division. On top of that, the team had to forfeit its Week 2 matchup at New Haven due to a lack of players.

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Published September 17, 2015

WALLED LAKE — He burst onto the scene as a junior, replacing a do-everything quarterback in the Walled Lake Western football program, and hardly skipped a beat.


And after leading the Warriors to a 9-2 final record — leading the team in passing, rushing yards, total yards and total scoring — Kyle Thomas was an honorable-mention All-State recipient in Division 1.

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Published September 17, 2015

Oakland University vs. the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Auburn Hills Civic Center Park

Oakland will play its first National Club Football Association game since winning the NCFA national championship last season.

The Golden Grizzlies enter the season ranked as the No. 1 team in the NCFA, with Milwaukee coming in with a No. 10 ranking. The contest has been selected as the NCFA Game of the Week.

In last season's game against the Panthers, Oakland came away with a 27-26 victory.

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Published September 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTES — After losing its season opener to Hartland 34-12 Aug. 27, Grosse Pointe North has come back to win its last two games, with both victories coming in the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division. The Norsemen followed up a 31-28 win against Roseville High in Week 2 with a 12-0 shutout victory against Fraser High on Sept. 11.


North is 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the MAC Blue.

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Published September 16, 2015

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS — In the 2005 season, the Cranbrook football team reeled off four straight wins to start the season en route to an 8-2 final record.

No Cranes team has started the year 4-0 since, but that can all change Friday night.

After last week’s come-from-behind victory against Macomb Lutheran North, Cranbrook is 3-0 on the season and boasting a ton of confidence heading into a Week 4 meeting with Bishop Foley.

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Published September 16, 2015

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A number of prep football teams across Macomb County are doing their best to leave their mark on the 2015 season.

There are teams off to their best starts in years. Squads that have knocked off perennial state title contenders and groups looking to make this season a special one.

We begin this week’s Five for Friday with a team off to its first 3-0 start since 1994.

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Published September 16, 2015

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Heading into the season, not many imagined the Week 4 matchup between West Bloomfield High and Troy Athens would be for sole possession of first place in the Oakland Activities Association Red Division.

But that’s exactly what’s on the line when these teams meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Athens.

The Red Hawks return home with some excitement surrounding the program. Athens is 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the Red.

Athens beat Lake Orion High 21-14 Sept. 4 on the road for only the second time in program history, spanning 24 meetings.

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Published September 15, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Utica Eisenhower football team fought off a furious rally by Macomb L’Anse Creuse North to win a pivotal Macomb Area Conference Red Division battle 34-32 Sept. 11 at LCN.

Eisenhower moved to 2-1, 1-1 in the MAC Red. LCN fell to 1-2, 0-2 in the MAC Red.

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Published September 14, 2015

WARREN — Players on the Warren Lincoln football team are fighting to let everyone know they’re not the same old Abes.

They understand the recent history — no playoff appearances since 2008, a record of 16-39 since 2008 and a 1-8 finish last season — but they’re determined not to repeat it.

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Published September 11, 2015

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FARMINGTON — Southfield High made the big plays when needed en route to a victory Sept. 11 at Farmington High.

The Blue Jays won 45-22 to keep pace in the Oakland Activities Association White Division.

Much of the damage was done by freshman quarterback Sam Johnson III and sophomore running back Eric McArn.

Johnson finished 9-of-13 passing for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

“I’m impressed. I keep saying that he’s exceeding our expectations,” Southfield coach Tim Conley said.

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Published September 11, 2015

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MACOMB — The Utica Eisenhower football team fought off a furious rally by Macomb L'Anse Creuse North to win a pivotal Macomb Area Conference Red Division battle 34-32 Sept. 11 at LCN.

Eisenhower with the win moves to 2-1, 1-1 MAC Red. LCN with the loss falls to 1-2, 0-2 MAC Red.

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Published September 11, 2015

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FRASER — Grosse Pointe North defeated Fraser for the second consecutive season with a 12-0 victory Sept. 11 at Fraser.

The Norsemen's two touchdowns came via a 12-yard touchdown run by tailback Markael Butler late in the second quarter,and a 20-yard connection from quarterback Bjorn Bjornsson to receiver Donald Robinson in the fourth.

North's defense was able to limit Fraser's scoring opportunities throughout the contest and kept the Ramblers out of the red zone for the majority of the game.

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Published September 11, 2015

Brad Tanner scored three first-half touchdowns to pace Romeo to a 35-6 victory against Utica Friday night at Swinehart Field.

Tanner’s scores came on rushes of 5 and 16 yards, and a 75-yard punt return for touchdown.

“You try and put the ball in the kid’s hands that are the playmakers,” Romeo coach Jason Couch said.

With Tanner pacing the offense, Romeo’s defense was left with the task of slowing down Utica running back Kumehnnu Gwilly, who came into the contest with 619 rushing yards through two games.

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Published September 10, 2015

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BIRMINGHAM/WARREN — It’s one of those games where, for whatever reason, the hype and the build up intensifies from one year to the next.


League rivals kicking off Central Division play for the sixth straight fall.


Two powerhouse programs known for postseason success.

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Published September 9, 2015

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Fraser vs. Grosse Pointe North: Scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Fraser

While conference games often carry a lot of significance, this Week 3 matchup may be particularly important for Fraser. A loss to Grosse Pointe North would bring the Ramblers' record to 0-2 in the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division and 0-3 overall.

A win, on the other hand, could change the dynamics of Fraser's season, as it would give the team a 1-1 record in the MAC Blue, with a chance to improve its overall record to .500 next week against Sterling Heights Stevenson.

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Published September 9, 2015

ROYAL OAK — The difficult part is accepting how close his team was to a 2-0 start.

The challenge now is finding a way to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss and not let it have any further effect on the rest of the season.

And that is why Royal Oak Shrine football coach John Goddard referred to this weekend’s tilt at Allen Park Cabrini as “almost a must win.”

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Published September 9, 2015

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Southfield High (1-1) at Farmington High (2-0), 7 p.m. Sept. 11 —

Already a pivotal game in the Oakland Activities Association White Division in just Week 3, both squads enter 1-0 in the division.

Last week, both teams earned victories against division contenders, with Farmington beating Oak Park High 20-19 and Southfield prevailing 30-17 against Rochester Adams.

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Published September 9, 2015

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We’ll be one-third of the way through the 2015 regular season after this weekend. Can you believe it?

There have already been some surprises around Macomb County.

Clinton Township Clintondale and Romeo High, both 2-0, have yet to allow a single point. Warren Lincoln beat Center Line 13-7 Sept. 4 for its first September win since 2013.

We start this week’s Five for Friday with another of those surprises.

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Published September 9, 2015

One of Macomb County’s top defenses will try to stop one of the county’s best running backs in a MAC White clash between Romeo and Utica at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Swinehart Field.

Romeo (2-0, 1-0 White) comes into the Week 3 game having not given up a point through two games. The Bulldogs opened the season with a 47-0 win against Oxford, and then beat Grosse Pointe South 28-0 last week.

Utica running back Kumehnnu Gwilly opened the year with a 392-yard rushing day against Fraser, and then rushed for 227 yards against Utica Ford in Week 2.

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