Football

Game Recap

Iron Mountain falls to Johannesburg-Lewiston on missed FG

1/10/2021 | Game Recap | By Bryce Derouin

Everything about this high school football season has been surreal. It started, stopped, restarted, paused and then returned ad nauseam with all the emotional swings that came from early August up through the end of 2020 and into January of the new year. There have been protests at the state capital with athletes donning signs and shirts saying “Let us...

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Lack of spectators adds strange twist to regional final

1/10/2021 | Feature | By Eden Laase

On a regular day, 8,000 people can fit into the Superior Dome. But regular days don’t exist this season, so when Iron Mountain and Johannesburg-Lewiston took the field on Saturday, that number was more like 150. Players, coaches, managers, water boys, officials and around 30 media personnel were the only people permitted to enter the facility. The lack of spectators...

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Grayling defeats Negaunee, ends Miners' season

1/10/2021 | Game Recap | By James Cook

It figures this one would be decided in the trenches. Grayling (7-3) ran wild behind its big offensive line as the Vikings defeated Negaunee (6-4) 56-26 in a meeting of two coaches that used to block for Central Michigan University. The Miners' Paul Jacobson and Grayling's Eric Tunney didn't play at CMU at the same time, but met up on...

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Negaunee, Iron Mountain ready for regional games

1/9/2021 | Feature | By Eden Laase

A few days after Christmas, Paul Jacobson drove past the Negaunee football field. It has been an inconsistent home to the Miners this year, as have fields across the UP to their respective teams. It all started on Aug. 10, with news that the football season would go forward. Then it stopped. Then it started. Then it stopped again. Games...

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The 2020 11-Player All-UP Football Teams

12/17/2020 | Feature | By Staff

The 2020 All-UP teams come after a tumultuous season (that is technically still on pause), thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Voting was carried out electronically this year, meaning cases weren’t able to be made for individuals based on anything other than stats. In addition, the UPSSA decided to go with one team, rather than small school and large school teams....

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MHSAA announces plan to resume fall sports

11/19/2020 | Feature | By Staff

The MHSAA approved a plan Wednesday to pause fall sports and to push back winter sports until Dec. 9.