Hillsdale football program excited to ‘Get To’ play football again in 2021
Follow Josh VanDyke on TwitterHillsdale coach Marc Lemerand with players during MLive/Jackson Citizen Patriot 2021 high school football media day at Michigan Center High School on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. JACKSON – Few high school football teams in Michigan will truly appreciate the 2021 season the way that Hillsdale High School plans to. “Nobody has to play football,” said Hillsdale head coach Marc Lemerand. “It’s hard every single day, but you get to play football. “Even when it’s a hot, muggy day and you’re grinding through two-a-day practices, he would be excited because he got to play football.mlive.com
Henry runs wild, Titans hand Jags 12th straight loss, 31-10
Enjoying a big performance about 25 miles from his hometown of Yulee was something new for Henry. He managed just 13 yards as a rookie in 2016, followed by outings of 92, 57 and 44 yards in front of friends and family. Henry had 170 yards on 17 carries in the first 30 minutes, including a 36-yard touchdown run. He added a 47-yard scamper early in the third as the Titans (9-4) started to pull away. AFC South-leading Tennessee clinched its fifth consecutive winning season and moved a step closer to securing a playoff berth.
Holiday trends to watch: Adult Play-Doh; stores that ship
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK – The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other. And with more people shopping online, stores are doing double duty as shipping centers to try to get gifts to doorsteps as fast as possible. Meanwhile, Best Buy says that 340 of its stores are being specially designated to handle a higher volume of online orders, though all its stores ship e-commerce packages. Its goal: to have the 340 stores ship more than 70% of its ship-from-store units during the holiday quarter. Typically, 25% of holiday shopping is based on impulse, according to Marshal Cohen, chief industry advisor at NPD Group, a market research firm.
Colts grab tiebreaker in AFC South by beating Titans 34-17
The Colts (6-3) will host the rematch in Indianapolis on Nov. 29 after helping coach Frank Reich improve to 4-1 against Titans coach Mike Vrabel. The Colts smothered a Tennessee offense that had been averaging 384.6 yards a game, 10th-best in the NFL, and seventh-best averaging 29 points a game. Indianapolis took advantage of the Titans' special teams woes to score twice in the third quarter for a 27-17 lead. Tennessee went with a third different punter in three games, promoting Trevor Daniel after signing him to the practice squad last weekend. The Colts padded their lead to 34-17 with Jacoby Brissett capping the next drive with a 2-yard TD run with 9:21 left.
Woman faces second-degree murder charge for crash that killed Cranbrook Kingswood football coach
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A Huntington Woods woman is facing a second-degree murder charge for a crash that killed a Cranbrook Kingswood football coach. Prosecutors said Wendy Ellen Bass was drunk behind the wheel when she struck and killed Ben Jones, 30, on the I-696 Service Drive in August. Jones was going to begin his second season as head coach before he was killed. Jones was killed. Bass was arraigned on second-degree murder charges and operating under the influence causing death and reckless driving causing death.
Woman arrested in suspected drunken driving crash that killed a football coach
PLEASANT RIDGE, MI – A woman was arrested this week in the case of a suspected drunken driving crash that killed a Southeast Michigan high school football coach. The Huntington Woods woman, whose name has not been released pending arraignment on charges, was arrested Wednesday night by Pleasant Ridge police, FOX 2 Detroit reports. The arrest comes 6 weeks after the Aug. 19 crash that killed Ben Jones, the head football coach at Cranbrook Kingswood. The suspect allegedly rear-ended Jones' vehicle, causing a four-car crash that resulted in Jones' death, the report said. Police believe the suspect was intoxicated at the time of the crash.mlive.com
Metro Detroit high school first in state on brink of missing football playoffs due to canceled games
The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood football team has canceled it’s second football game due to coronavirus concerns and would become the first school in the state to miss the playoffs if it cancels one more game. Canceling a third game will make Cranbrook ineligible for the state playoffs, according to Michigan High School Athletic Association rules for this season. Aside from districts that have postponed football seasons to the spring, Cranbrook is currently the only school to cancel two football games so far, according to MHSAA spokesperson Geoff Kimmerly. In a list provided by Kimmerly, 22 schools with active football teams did not play Week 1 games. Whitmer: Football players, other athletes must mask up, even while competingHigh school football in Michigan may have a different taste for fans who can actually get into the stadiummlive.com
Gostkowski kicks 49-yarder as Titans beat Jaguars 33-30
(AP Photo/Wade Payne)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans know good teams win ugly games, and being 2-0 for the first time in 12 years has a way of making any victory look much prettier. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 left, and the Tennessee Titans remain undefeated after holding off the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-30 Sunday. It’s exciting to get the win and get the Titans to 2-0.”Quarterback Ryan Tannehill said Gostkowski came up huge for the Titans on something that wasn't a chip shot. “Excited to be 2-0 for the first time here in Tennessee," third-year Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. So the Titans turned to Tannehill, the quarterback who led the NFL in 2019 with a 117.5 passer rating.
Muskegon Catholic Central football team remembers Ben Jones with ‘62’ decals
MUSKEGON – Thursday’s practice was more emotional than most for Muskegon Catholic Central’s football team. Ben Jones, who died at the age of 30 in a car crash nearly one month ago, is still foremost in the Crusaders' minds. “Ben Jones was not the most athletic person, but he was a teacher of the game. He knew that back then that Ben Jones was going to make a big impact on others. Ben Jones was head football coach for Cranbrook Kingswood in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., during the 2019 season.mlive.com