Football Display Case
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
i approve of this message
strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
Class of '86. I believe 3 of those Wrestling Titles came when I was in the H.S.. Football got a little better right after I left, Regnier took over the program for a little while. My junior year, we had 8 or so kids get full rides in wrestling.
Football, we sucked. One year, we scored one touchdown, the entire year. Coach Paracheck was so excited when we scored it, he was jumping up and down and his whistle smacked his mouth, and chipped his tooth.
I played with Ken Moyer in football. 6-6, 265, tackle. I was 5-10, 145, and could bench 265. He could bench 225. He finally became a starter I believe his senior season. Got a full ride to Toledo, got on a real weight program, 3 year starter, and 8 or 9 years starting in the NFL for the Bengals. Super nice guy. 4.0 I believe he told me in Engineering.
Go Mules! Mrs. Zaums still there?
Mrs. Zaums is the Jr. High principal now. i think shes retiring soon though
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
Muskegon is currently a perennial state power (3 titles this past decade). They were also solid when I went there. State title my sophomore year (1989) when there were only 4 divisions. 1990 team was a force but got upset in the playoffs by Saginaw (and Shonte Peoples).
Recent players of note: Terrance Taylor, Ronald Johnson
EDIT: Muskegon is currently ranked 12 or 13 in the country in most wins for a high school football team. They easily have the most in the state. They are losing ground to some of the other top schools since they don't play as many games in a season as some of the other states.
All right Lemmings. Bring the heat.
Only because his soul couldn't get into heaven and so he's stuck screwing over everybody who's not Muskegon...
"Good evening, and welcome to Michigan Stadium for this the one-hundred thirty-second season of Michigan football, and the thirty-ninth meeting between Michigan and Notre Dame." -Carl Grapentine, September 10, 2011
Gonzaga Prep High School, Spokane Washington.
We were pretty good at just about every sport. During my time our women's sports were especially strong. Football was always top of the league but rarely good enough to compete for a state title.
Football team was horrible and still is. Same thing with basketball. The girls softball team won 2 state champs while I was there and their still good. Our wrestling program was really good too. Pretty mediocre in every other sport though. Don't know of any big names to ever come through there though. Our biggest rivals are Adrian (home of UofMs greatest QB ever Stevie THREEt and out) as well as Saline and Chelsea..although they always kicked our ass in almost everything when I was there
"I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start."
a good Lacrosse team. Won state title while I was in high school (Madison).
Bay City All Saints '99
My senior year began a run of dominant baseball programs. We still dominate and make it into the quarter finals nearly every season. We've made it to Battle Creek 5 or 6 times starting with my senior year.
Boys basketball is pretty solid, and the other sports are hit or miss depending on the season.
Small school indeed. I knew quite a few kids from All Saints, including my roommate at UM. I went to BC Central '98. We were a football powerhouse in the 50s-70s. Not so much anymore, unless you consider Alex Mitchell a powerhouse.
Findlay, OH. Home of NFL'ers P-John Kidd, K-Josh Huston, and QB-Ben Roethlisberger. And Notre Dame's bench warming kicker Brandon Walker. Findlay's current kicker also kicks the shit out of the ball and will go D1. Must be something in the water.
Hey that's where I am now. Good place to raise a family, but probably a boring place to grow up.
A pretty solid sports school in terms of producing elite players (Our basketball team currently leads the Catholic League); moreso an academic school, but we have produced players such as: Devin Gardner (until he transferred to Inkster), Jordan Morgan (current U-M basketball player, Dion Sims (MSU freshmen TE), Daniel Fields (turned down U-M to sign with the Detroit Tigers' farm league), and many others that I can't think of right now. Also a notable U-D Jesuit alum, Connor Barwin, currently plays for the Houston Texans and had 4.5 sacks as a rookie (including Peyton Manning!)
Regularly good at soccer and lacrosse (Soccer team won State championship in 2001, lacrosse was state runner-up in 2005, 2008, and 2009). Baseball was a state finalist in 2006. Football teams went 0-10 two years in a row, but with a new coach they finished 4-6 this past year. Big-time rivals are: Brother Rice, Detroit-Redford-Wixom-now Novi Catholic Central, Warren DeLaSalle, and Dearborn Divine Child.
I was under the impression that Dion Sims went to Orchard Lake St. Mary's.
...and by that, I mean helter-skelter, willy-nilly and putt-putt!
was, in fact, at Orchard Lake St. Mary's after being academically inelgible at U of D.
Back in my day we were good in Basketball, Lacrosse and Soccer, though nothing at the State Championship level. The 2 best players to come out of U of D at that time were Mike Jackson ('91) who went to U of D Mercy and is now an assistant to Bielien at U of M and Ron Rice ('90) who went to EMU and then played for the Lions for a few years.
"Don't touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn't understand alloys and compositions and things with... molecular structures. "
Located in Muskegon, MI, bordering the infamous Muskegon Public Schools...
Suck at football, suck at basketball, suck at tennis, suck at pretty much everything. The hockey team is alright, and the wrestling team used to be good before our awesome, midget, Bawris-type ADD coach (And also my chemistry teacher in his last year!) moved to Oregon (OSU grad though, unfortunately).
We DO have one state title to our name though, and we did win it in epic fashion.
I even impressed a guy from Texas with that video. Yes, I take pride in impressing a Texas native with a high school football video from not Texas.
Our band owns, however, and we we do some damage in Science Olympiad. To qualify that though, we aren't in our local region because there was no room for us. That region contains the regularly state and oftentimes regularly nation champions and a number of other really good schools. Grand Haven has sponsors and a class dedicated to it though, so I still feel like we're better because we cram right before regionals, do awesome because our region sucks, and go on to state. We are generally motivated to do well at state, but spend most of the time in between fund raising, so we also tend to do bad at state, but my senior year we beat Grand Haven in a couple events, did quite well overall, and smoked everyone in our region who was also at state (We did not win our region either year I was in Science Olympiad because we had people in theater who were forced to miss for the school play both years and people like me had to invent knowledge of random events. We have an awesome theater program, and participation = a lot of their class grade, so this problem was unavoiable).
If you want that whole 1992 title game, here you go....
It's one of only a handful of older games that the MHSAA has archived on their website.
For another great finish, check out....
2008 D2 Semifinal. Muskegon shot themselves in the foot time and time again in this game. They were dead in the water down by 3 scores with time running out. Not so fast. Two freakin on side kicks later Muskegon wins. Ridiculous.
I was hoping they'd have the 1993 game...love to see a State Title won throwing 3 passes...
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
Care to elaborate on:
And for the record, the Muskegon and Reeths Puffer districts are separated by North Muskegon and Orchard View.
Infamous for being good. Like the reference above, even Al Capone was a fan.
I mean infamous as a compliment (Good kind of bad), because as an avid football fan, it's kind of painful to watch my high school suck Lions style. And by suck I mean so bad I never even went to a game while in high school (Since been to two, both blowout losses). Actually, we did do well my senior year, making the playoffs for the first time in forever, but my senior year I was generally far too busy between school and my job.
And do they not border directly? I always thought that they did. I might be wrong, but I thought the borders touched somewhere around MCC, perpendicular to US-31. North Muskegon is, well, literally just North Muskegon.
Edit: And yes, that '08 comeback was pretty awesome, but not quite as awesome as this:
Edit2: Thanks for the link to our '92 game. We're probably the only team in history to make a "cath" to win, lol.
Oh how I hate our school colors and fight song. All to-MSUish. It made my open house really, REALLY hard to decorate for...
isn't exactly an endearing trait.
There used to be a restaurant in downtown Muskegon called A.J. Capones, a tribute to the gangster's affinity for Muskegon. It was a pretty unique joint. Was sad to see it shut down.
It was just down the way from the ice arena. I've had the sign for that place stuck in my head ever since they reopened it after renovations or something. I was really little at the time and while we were waiting for them to cut the red tape my dad had me on his shoulders and all I did was stare at the sign while we waited.
Good times. I should go to a Fury Lumberjacks game again one of these days...
so if you want to hit a game you better do it this season.
A USHL team will be taking their place.
I guess I should really go home more often so I can keep up in these things...
Looks to me like they're keeping the name though. This kind of sucks, but I guess on the upside, it means it does mean we could develop some potential Michigan-bound players in Muskegon. THAT would be pretty sweet. I'll be surprised if they sell as many tickets for a junior league though, honestly...
I'm pretty sure Grand Haven doesn't have classes dedicated to Science Olympiad, but you guys get props for beating us. And Muskegon Public Schools isn't THAT bad! Hahaha.
Grand Haven Class of 2004.
Joey: Want some jam?
Chandler: No thanks, I just had a jar of mustard.
Got it from a Grand Haven guy who was dating a friend, so I assumed it was accurate. Its possible he only meant some kind of mandatory schedule though, and not an actual for-credit class. We just kind of showed up after school on days our coach wasn't coaching the middle school track team and did, well, stuff. Normally we didn't have more than the allowed number of people anyway...
but that was back during the Cold War.
Love & Hate are horns on the same goat.
Me too. However, I was there during the hockey Cold War. Does that count?
rings a bell.
An annoying bell.
Pickford High School, '99
We were terrible at pretty much everything, but we lived in the U.P... so we had that going for us... which was nice.
Grandville, MI, on the outskirts of GR. Mediocre football in the brutal OK red, but we had a really solid run when I was around from '05 to '09. Andrew Hawken (stand-up guy BTW. Not sure how he wound up at State) of MSU was our running back, and Brad Iciek of GVSU was our QB for the latter stages. Had a couple wins against Rockford, since then they've fallen off the map.
Other than that, Wrestling is traditionally a state powerhouse, baseball was average, mens bball was shitty, womens bball was usually good (alma mater of Alyssa DeHaan of State), not so sure about track, and cheerleading was really good (assuming you consider it a sport).
We made the playoffs my freshman year and none since, bsaketball is bad. Our best sport is our rugby team. We made the finals last year and return 12 of 15 starters (including me).
"I tried to but a pencil in the light socket but it was too wide and didn't fit so I used a paperclip."-Terrelle Pryor, Future Rhodes Scholar
Repost, I suck
Repost, I suck.
But your descriptions fit perfectly then. Also, I was like the 12th string d-tackle. I was awesome.
I played for Utica Eisenhower when we played you guys in the state semi's. What a game.
"what the hell is wrong with u?" "me? Nothing! you on the other hand, have a bullet inside of you!"
Yeah I'm currently a Junior there. Hawken also goes to my church and you're right he is an awesome person. Brad Iciek is my neighbor and was disappointing he couldn't bring home the title this year. Also, wrestling really isn't that great anymore. Baseball is usually pretty good, placing in the top 10 rankings for Class A most years. Track is not very good. And competitive cheer is always one of the best in the state. Also, the OK Red is the toughest conference in the state hands down. For example we beat Grand Ledge in the first game of the year and they go on to win all their conference games. We end up 4-5.
I was in the same class with Mark Ingram when he went to GB but the football team was pretty underacheiving after his freshman year. BBall team had Zach Gibson and K'len Morris and lost in the regional final to Clarkston.
I don't ever in my life remember going into any game feeling like I was an underdog. I certainly have never experienced that at Michigan.
My Graduation year of 99 we won States in Football, Hockey, and Baseball, and had 3 or 4 Individual State Champions in Wrestling.
1999-2003 was insane. I think the class of 03 had 4 hockey championships and 3 in football.
Same here (school and graduation year), which means there is a semi decent chance I know you... or at least know of you.
I went to Jackson Parkside for 3yrs then graduated from Jackson High. Not great in any sports really. Couple of good people from there, Tony Dungy is the highlight.
Antonio Bass went there as well.Final four in basketball when I went, but lost to Cooley, Cooley, Cooley High C O O L E Y !!!
PUNCH EM IN THE MOUTH!!
Another Jackson High grad here. Wi-five!
We were pretty good in a couple non-revenue sports. I played basketball and baseball. The baseball team won the Diamond Classic and should have won districts my senior year. The Soccer team won districts my senior year and basketball made a run after Blanchard finally graduated from Pioneer a couple years after me. Tennis always did well at state's.
I was really sad when I heard how bad he got hurt, my Dad and I were excited to see him play and hoped he would be great. I should go back home for a visit.
Gull Lake High School (Richland, MI just east of K'zoo) class of '93. My senior year I was part of a 1-8 football season. Our only win was against Otsego, and against South Haven our kicker missed a last second FG that would of won the game.
A 2-7 season would of made all the difference...
Now, it is in the playoffs almost every year, and loses in the first round of the playoffs every time. I think the overall record in the playoffs is somewhere around 0-10 in the last 20 years.
Class of '97: 4 Years -- 4 Four-loss seasons
Gull Lake represent! I graduated in '05, and it seemed like it was always St. Joe in the first round of the playoffs we lost too. We just had a guy a year or two below me get a D-1 scholarship to MSU. Some people I talked to said it was the first guy to go to a D-1 from GLHS, but I don't honestly know.
When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing.
Good to see some other Blue Devils in the MGoCommunity.
I was captain of perhaps the worst high school football team in modern history.
Only missed one game at the Big House since 1979.