Football

Published November 17, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan High School Athletic Association has halted all fall tournaments, along with winter sports practices and competitions, for three weeks in accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Published November 14, 2020

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STERLING HEIGHTS –– In a matchup of highly ranked teams, it didn’t take long for West Bloomfield High to establish itself against Sterling Heights Stevenson Nov. 14. The Lakers’ game plan was simple: give the ball to Donovan Edwards.

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Published November 13, 2020

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MADISON HEIGHTS — Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day may be in the minority when it comes to football teams who can turn the football over multiple times and still find a way to win.

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Published November 7, 2020

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ROCHESTER HILLS -- When Nick Merlo took over as the Rochester Hills Stoney Creek football coach in 2018, the team won just three games in his first year. Since then, the win totals have been on the rise.

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Published November 6, 2020

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BIRMINGHAM –– As back and forth as the rivalry has been the last couple of years, it was only fitting that Birmingham Seaholm and Birmingham Groves were able to meet in the playoffs Nov. 6.

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Published November 5, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — You can count local author Mike Isenberg as one who is not in favor of the decision to allow certain sports.

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Published November 2, 2020

METRO DETROIT — With the opening round in the books, the field has narrowed and there are fewer teams with championship hopes alive.

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Published October 30, 2020

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ROCHESTER HILLS –– Separated by just three miles, the Oct. 30 matchup between Rochester Adams and Rochester High was more than just a playoff game. The Falcons went undefeated and won the Oakland Activities Association Blue, while the Highlanders scuffled to 2-3 in the OAA White.

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Published October 27, 2020

ROYAL OAK — From a player turnout perspective, the current season that Royal Oak Shrine football is having was not expected. Coach Oscar Olejniczak was hoping for roughly 20 kids to come out to practice when the season started.

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Published October 26, 2020

Playoff football is finally here. After a six-week regular season, teams from around the state are set to play for a shot at a state title. This year is a bit different as every team in Michigan made the playoffs instead of the usual six wins and you’re in.

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Published October 23, 2020

METRO DETROIT — With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the start of the football season, every team will have the opportunity to participate in the state playoffs.

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Published October 20, 2020

ROCHESTER — For the first time since 1993, Rochester High football is 5-0.

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Published October 16, 2020

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ROCHESTER — The Rochester High football team is experiencing a historic season. For the first time since 1993, the Falcons are 5-0. Rochester’s fifth win of the season came at home Oct. 16 as the Falcons eased past Ferndale 40-16.

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Published October 16, 2020

RIVERVIEW –– The stakes were high for Madison Heights Bishop Foley and Riverview Gabriel Richard Oct. 16.  Both teams entered the game undefeated and the winner would be the champion of the Catholic High School League Intersectional 1 Division.

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Published October 16, 2020

EASTPOINTE — It’s been a while since the Eastpointe High football program has fielded a consistent winner, but the Shamrocks have started to turn the corner.

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Published October 16, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — In an era where high-flying offense is used to win games, Sterling Heights Stevenson sticks to what it knows best: defense.

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Published October 6, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS — With Farmington Hills Harrison shutting its doors before last season, the stakes increased in the Farmington High and North Farmington High rivalry.

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Published October 2, 2020

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BIRMINGHAM — The last win for Birmingham Seaholm over Rochester Adams came in 1996. The two schools played eight times since the Maples beat the Highlanders almost a quarter of a century ago, with Adams winning every game.  But fate changed course Oct.

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Published October 2, 2020

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TROY –– Troy High and Berkley High entered their Oct. 2 matchup with unblemished records looking to keep pace in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division.

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Published October 2, 2020

WARREN — With league titles, deep playoff runs and state championships being a regular part of the Warren De La Salle tradition, new football coach Dan Rohn knew he wanted to be a part of it.

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