Author: Nick Tuori

2017 Season Wrap Up

The 2017 MHSAA high school football season has come and gone, and the Michigan Sports Radio staff has been there every step of the way. For fourteen straight weeks, teams battled it out for the ultimate opportunity to crown eight State Champions. The Remax-United Power Poll ranked the top ten teams in the area throughout the entire season. After three area teams won the State Championship (Catholic Central, Muskegon, West Catholic), the final rankings of the season are found below: 1- Muskegon 14-0 Division 2 State Champions 2-Catholic Central 14-0 Division 4 State Champions 3-Forest Hills Central 12-1 4-West...

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Twice is Nice: Catholic Central Repeats as Division 4 State Champions

Photo courtesy of Louis Murray. Check out the game in pictures here: ¬†https://www.flickr.com/photos/45681226@N02/albums/72157663044615368   The Catholic Central Cougars finished last season as the champions in Division 4. For Todd Kolster’s bunch, the only way to improve on that season was by running the table and completing an undefeated season in 2017. Thanks to a strong defense and a dominating running game, the goal was accomplished on Friday night at Ford Field. The Cougars left Detroit with their second straight Division 4 State Championship, 42-31, over the Eddies of Edwardsburg. Catholic started the scoring in this game in a similar...

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West Catholic Overcomes Twenty-One Point Deficit in Semis

After a close win a week ago against Portland, the Falcons of West Catholic entered Saturday’s semifinal one win away from their sixth straight trip to Ford Field. The four-time reigning Division 5 State Champions had a large scare early in this game, but they rallied by scoring twenty-five unanswered points to reach the title game yet again. Frankenmuth started the scoring with an eight yard carry from Zack Jacobs to give them a 7-0 lead early on in the first quarter. He has a strong first half, as he scored a trio of touchdowns. In the second quarter,...

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Catholic Central Clinches Return Trip to Ford Field

Photo courtesy of Louis Murray. To see the game in pictures click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/45681226@N02/sets/72157689863390895 The Catholic Central Cougars entered Saturday’s semifinals winners of eighteen consecutive games, and one win away from a second consecutive trip to Ford Field. Their opponent, the Eskymos of Escanaba, were one of those eighteen wins, as they fell victim to Catholic Central back in the regional round of 2016. Much like that matchup, the Cougars had little difficulty in winning this contest, advancing to Ford Field with a 24-0 victory. In the first quarter, the Cougars started the scoring with a 25 yard field...

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2017 State Semifinals Preview

The MHSAA Playoffs have reached the semifinals, and four teams remain from the OK Conference. The Michigan Sports Radio team will be LIVE at a pair of contests. A brief preview of these games can be found below. WEST CATHOLIC VS FRANKENMUTH The Falcons are just one win away from their sixth straight trip to Ford Field. Last week, they squeaked out a victory on the road at Portland to reach the semifinals. Previously in the state tournament, they have defeated Berrien Springs and Kalamazoo United to reach Saturday’s game. Their opponent, the Eagles of Frankenmuth enter the game...

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