Month: October 2017

East Grand Rapids Completes Undefeated Regular Season

The East Grand Rapids Pioneers are one of the most storied programs in the state of Michigan, with a plethora of state championships. On Friday night, they took on the Sailors of South Christian with the opportunity to win their second straight outright OK Gold championship, as well as their first undefeated regular season since 2010. In a strong display of defense, the Pioneers accomplished both, a 13-7 win. In the first quarter, the Sailors drove 65 yards to the Pioneers’ 20-yard line before they fumbled the ball away. Max Lundeen recovered the fumble for East Grand Rapids, stopping...

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2017 Week 9 Coverage Preview

In the blink of an eye, the high school football regular season has reached its final week. For some teams, this is the last tune-up before the playoffs. For others, it is their last chance to make the postseason. Finally for some, it is their final time strapping their shoulder pads, snapping their helmets, and lining up to play the great game of football. This week, the Michigan Sports Radio crew covers contests involving teams that fill each mold. Before you read the previews below, check out our Playoff Central page, where the playoff fates of each team are...

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Coopersville Snaps Eight-Year Playoff Drought, Qualifies With Win Over Holland

The Coopersville Broncos had very low external expectations entering Coach Ed Kaman’s first season, especially since Coopersville had not reached the postseason since 2008. After last night’s win over Holland, Coach Kaman’s bunch has reached these new heights. They have compiled the most wins in a season since 2008, and they also reached the playoff for the first time since that year. Neither team scored in the game’s first quarter, but the offense began to pick up in the second quarter. With 9:24 left in the second quarter, Riley Johnson ran it in from four yards to put Coopersville 7-0. Just over three minutes later, he would run it in again from four yards to double their lead to fourteen points. This lead would be trimmed to six points at the break after Eli Maes broke a 37-yard run and they also converted a two-point try. In the third quarter, Riley Johnson hit Brayden Wright for a nine-yard touchdown strike. This would be matched at the four-minute mark of the third quarter as Dameion Webb rushed it in for a five-yard run, trimming the lead back to 21-14. With just 1:29 left in the game, Riley Johnson scampered for his fourth touchdown of the game (third running) as he gained all eleven necessary yards. This would be enough for Coopersville, as they held on for a fourteen point win....

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Freeland Clinches Playoff Berth in Win Over Carrollton

The Freeland Falcons entered Week 8 in relatively unchartered waters. The strong success they have had the past few seasons has rarely left them searching for playoff security in the eighth week of the season, but this season was different. With undefeated and state ranked Frankenmuth looming in Week 9, the Falcons knew that the matchup against Carrollton was crucial to clinching a playoff berth.  It was a slow start for Freeland on Friday night, as they spotted the Cavaliers a lead early. Two touchdowns put Carrollton up 12-0 early in the second quarter, as O’Vontay Vickers and Jalen...

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