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April 11, 2014

Mount Clemens

New football league to hold tryout at Mount Clemens High April 13

MOUNT CLEMENS — Tryouts for roster spots with the Detroit Cougars football team will take place at noon April 13 at Mount Clemens High School.The Panthers, one of four teams in the Rivals Professional Football League, ...Read More

February 5, 2014

Birmingham

Sofran chosen as successor to Fracassa, hopes to lead Warriors for years

Sofran chosen as successor to Fracassa, hopes to lead Warriors for yearsBIRMINGHAM — The search was extensive, a who’s-who of candidates all armed with polished résumés and a desire to take over one of the most coveted high school football jobs in the state.Those ...Read More

January 13, 2014

Warren

‘It was a blessing to be able to come back’

‘It was a blessing to  be able to come back’WARREN — After breaking his leg before what was supposed to be his senior football season at Defiance College in Ohio, the easy thing for Warren Cousino graduate Tony Sierra to do was to simply call it quits.While he ...Read More

January 7, 2014

Oakland County

Gridiron greats: OAA football names honor teams

OAKLAND COUNTY — It was another star-studded year for Oakland Activities Association football.The season featured three undefeated divisional champions with rivals giving chase.Here’s a look at each division ...Read More

December 11, 2013

Clawson

Johnson caps Clawson career with All-State nod; Sparks earns honorable mention

Johnson caps Clawson career with All-State nod; Sparks earns honorable mentionCLAWSON — When a play had to be made, he was usually there to do it.When a pass had to be caught, there were no surer hands on the team — maybe none in the entire area.“We were spoiled to have a guy like ...Read More

December 4, 2013

Birmingham

Perfection defines a legend

Perfection defines a legendDETROIT — He’s been in this place before, celebrating this exact same way after seasons with exact same finishes.But, at long last, this was something entirely different.This was the final bow, the curtain ...Read More

November 29, 2013

Birmingham

Fracassa goes out on top as Brother Rice claims third consecutive Division 2 state title

Fracassa goes out on top as Brother Rice claims third consecutive Division 2 state titleDETROIT — Longevity set him apart.Success defined him.And, in a way that was beyond fitting, Al Fracassa went out on top.On Friday afternoon in Detroit, the winningest coach in MHSAA history closed the curtain on ...Read More

November 26, 2013

Birmingham

Rice cruises past King, earns Coach Fracassa a shot at third straight title in final game

Rice cruises past King, earns Coach Fracassa a shot at third straight title in final gameDETROIT — Had it been scripted, setting up a more perfect finale would have been tough.The final year gave way to the final playoff journey, which has bowed to the final week.And now, in a couple of days, the final ...Read More

November 23, 2013

Birmingham

Rice stays perfect with D-2 semifinals win

Rice stays perfect with D-2 semifinals winDETROIT — Motivated to defend another title, and dedicated to giving the most successful coach in state history one more week on the job, the Birmingham Brother Rice football team kept its season rolling Saturday ...Read More

November 20, 2013

Ferndale

Kicking it in the MAC

Kicking it in the MACWestern Michigan University kicker Andrew Haldeman, who lived in Ferndale as a child, has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Special Teams Player of the Week two times this season.Haldeman, who is in his ...Read More

November 19, 2013

Walled Lake

Zdebski praises 2013 team after run to district final, loss to C.C.

Zdebski praises 2013 team after run to district final, loss to C.C.There were to be no excuses, no cliché’s about coming close, or missing opportunities or anything like that.As Mike Zdebski looked back on a Division 1 district final loss to Novi Detroit Catholic Central, the ...Read More

November 18, 2013

Birmingham

Warriors keep Fracassa employed for at least another week, move to semis

Warriors keep Fracassa employed for at least another week, move to semisBERKLEY — His retirement is scheduled, but for the third time in as many weeks, it’s been delayed.And Birmingham Brother Rice football coach Al Fracassa has no problem with that, whatsoever.“We’re ...Read More

November 16, 2013

Birmingham

Brother Rice football stays perfect, rolls past U of D 41-14 in Division 2 regional final

Brother Rice football stays perfect, rolls past U of D 41-14 in Division 2 regional finalBERKLEY — The champs keep rolling.On offense, on defense, and everywhere between, the Birmingham Brother Rice football team is like a locomotive steaming downhill right now.Good luck to anyone wanting to get in the ...Read More

November 15, 2013

Detroit

Detroit Loyola too much for Southfield Christian, rolls to 50-7 victory in D-7 regional final

Detroit Loyola too much for Southfield Christian, rolls to 50-7 victory in D-7 regional finalDETROIT — The team favored to win a Division 7 state title proved to be human Friday night.For a moment, anyway.Despite allowing the first touchdown of the 2013 postseason, Detroit Loyola kept its march toward Ford ...Read More

November 13, 2013

Southfield

Eagles sneak past Bishop Foley for first district title, face Loyola in regional

Eagles sneak past Bishop Foley for first district title, face Loyola in regional  SOUTHFIELD — After winning the first playoff game in program history, Larry Weiss called the rest of the journey “gravy time.”Little did he know there was another serving of victory coming up.“This ...Read More

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