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Football finale leaves players and spectators gasping for air

What a way to end the football season: exhausted! Certainly, the players, but the spectators, too, witnessing the thrilling come-from-behind victory by Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep in the last game of the MHSAA’s two-day football finals extravaganza Thanksgiving weekend at Ford Field. The Eaglets slipped past Muskegon, 29-28, for their third consecutive Division 3…

A rockslide dooms Everest’s climb to the top of the mountain

A “mountaineer” is defined as one who climbs mountains, and it’s an apt nickname for Clarkston-based Everest Collegiate High School. The band of 15 gutsy, stouthearted youths who comprise the football roster at Everest have scaled heights never before achieved in the school’s brief four-year history on the gridiron. After qualifying for the fourth consecutive…

10 CHSL teams kick off state football playoffs this weekend

Ten schools will represent the Catholic High School League in this fall’s Michigan football playoffs. The action starts this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Check daily papers or log on to mhsaa.com/sports/football for kickoff times. Only one of the schools is a defending state champion: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep, which won back-to-back Division…