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Iron Mountain falls to Johannesburg-Lewiston on missed FG

1/10/2021 | Football | 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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Grayling defeats Negaunee, ends Miners' season

1/10/2021 | Football | 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 makes key plays late to top Calumet for district title

11/14/2020 | Football | By Bryce Derouin |

After three straight postseason losses to Calumet, three years of heartbreak, the Miners were forced to ponder “What if?” scenarios and replay certain plays through their minds for an entire offseason until next fall. Sure, the players on Friday weren’t around for the 2015 and 2016 matchups, but as a program, it can be draining coming up short to the...

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Iron Mountain defeats Bark River-Harris, wins district

11/14/2020 | Football | By Eden Laase |

I hate to do it, but I have to. I have to bring up the coronavirus again.  Because when watching Iron Mountain dismantle Bark River-Harris 36-16 for the district title game, it was constantly on my mind. Not because of the masks, the social distancing, or the announcement over the loudspeaker detailing ways to curb the spread of the virus,...

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Marquette tops No. 9 Mount Pleasant, advances to district final

11/8/2020 | Football | By Staff |

Following Marquette’s district semifinal game against Mount Pleasant, coach Eric Mason’s wife asked how he was feeling. A simple question with a not so simple answer. Because with everything that’s going on in the world, his team had managed to win its first-ever home playoff game. Then, the players piled into a bus, drove five hours and won a second...

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Iron Mountain routs Gwinn in first game in 6 weeks

11/7/2020 | Football | By Bryce Derouin |

So much of Iron Mountain’s season has been filled with hypotheticals, disappointment and questions, and none of it had anything to do with what happened on the field.