Varsity Football Opens Season With 41-18 Win Over Menominee

Varsity Football Opens Season With 41-18 Win Over Menominee

Varsity Football (1-0; 0-0 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 41, Menominee 18

Game Recap:

Week 1 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JVMSHS 0, Gladstone 12
  • FreshmanMSHS 20, Kingsford 22

Next Up:

The MSHS Varsity Football Team will remain at home for the second consecutive week when they host Sault Ste. Marie next Friday (September 25).  Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Additional Week 2 games will see the MSHS JV Football Team traveling to Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, September 24, for a 6:00 p.m. game and the MSHS Freshman Football Team hosting the Ishpeming JV Football Team for a game played in Marquette that will also begin at 6:00 p.m. on 9/24/20.

Media Coverage for 9/18/20 Varsity Football vs. Menominee

Media Coverage for 9/18/20 Varsity Football vs. Menominee

Live Video Stream:

Tonight’s varsity football game vs. Menominee (7:00 p.m.) can be viewed on live video stream at these links:

A subscription to the NFHS Network is required to watch the live stream of MHSAA athletic events. To subscribe, visit our home page on the NFHS Network ( or

Then, click “Subscribe” in the upper right hand corner and indicate that you support Marquette Senior High School. When you support us, we receive a share of the revenue.

Subscriptions are $10.99/month or $69.99/year.  With each account, three computers may log on to the live stream concurrently.

Radio Coverage:

Radio coverage of tonight’s game can be found through Fox Sports Marquette on 105.1 and 99.9 FM.

Audio streaming is also available from the Fox Sports Marquette website at

Team Rosters:

Video Stream Link for 9/17/20 Frosh Football vs. Kingsford

Video Stream Link for 9/17/20 Frosh Football vs. Kingsford

Tonight’s freshman football game vs. Kingsford (6:00 p.m.) can be viewed on live video stream at these links:

A subscription to the NFHS Network is required to watch the live stream of MHSAA athletic events. To subscribe, visit our home page on the NFHS Network ( or

Then, click “Subscribe” in the upper right hand corner and indicate that you support Marquette Senior High School. When you support us, we receive a share of the revenue.

Subscriptions are $10.99/month or $69.99/year.  With each account, three computers may log on to the live stream concurrently.

Team Rosters:

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

Show your school spirit at upcoming home athletics events by purchasing an MSHS face mask with the Marquette “Block M” logo on it!

Masks are available for $10/mask and come in both black and red (see picture below).  Material is a breathable 100% polyester with sublimated logo and elastic ear straps (one size fits all).

All proceeds to go benefit MSHS boys and girls athletics teams.

To purchase, contact the MSHS Athletics Department at or 906-225-5362.

Football Home Game Protocol for Spectators

Football Home Game Protocol for Spectators

The 2020 football season will offer some unique circumstances and some less than ideal conditions, but fortunately also provides us with the opportunity to give our student-athletes an experience that is positive, competitive, safe and, above all else, fun for everyone involved!

To accomplish our goal of providing this experience to our student-athletes and participating in all of our scheduled contests for the 2020 season, we need the patience and assistance of all of our spectators.  Please remember that this time is all about our students and it’s on us to do our part so that they can get the most out of this season.

Home football games at MSHS this season will take place with limited spectators in the stadium.

Guidelines for Admission and Home Game Operation:

  • Two (2) tickets will be allotted to every football student-athlete and coach (both home and away).  Students must designate the names of their guests on the ticket lists provided to teams at the start of each week.  Lists are then collected after practice on the day prior to the game.  No changes can be made after this time.
  • Two (2) tickets will also be allotted to members of the MSHS Marching Band, MSHS Cheer Team and MSHS Dance Team.
  • Guests will be verified at the ticket gate prior to entry.
  • Face masks are required to be worn at all times by all entering the facility (this includes student-athletes and coaches).  There are no exceptions.
  • No admission will be charged at home games this season, but donations to support our athletics programs are most appreciated.
  • While seated in the stands, fans not residing in the same household are asked to social distance themselves from other spectators.
  • Vehicles are not permitted to park along the fence anywhere surrounding the MSHS Football Stadium.
  • Restrooms will be available.
  • Concession stand will not be open.

Guidelines for Hillside Spectators:

  • Fans are permitted to enjoy games from the MSHS hillside.
  • Parking must be done on the street or in a legal parking spot.  No vehicles are to be parked on the grass.
  • Fans in attendance are encouraged to wear masks and practice safe social distancing from those not residing in the same household.
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption are not permitted.

Alternative Viewing/Listing Options:

  • Through the REDspn program, all home football games will be live streamed through the NFHS Network.  Cost of the NFHS Network is $10.99/month.  Click here for the REDspn page.
  • Radio coverage for all varsity home games is provided by Fox Sports Marquette and can be found on 105.1 and 99.9 FM.

With your help, we can keep ourselves and each other safe while providing our students with the best experience possible this fall.

Football Finalizes 2020 Schedules; Varsity To Open At Home With Gladstone On 9/18/20

Football Finalizes 2020 Schedules; Varsity To Open At Home With Gladstone On 9/18/20

Football schedules for the MSHS Football Program have been finalized.  The season will offer full six-game schedules at all three levels with each team having three home games.

Varsity will open their 2020 season at home when they host Gladstone on Friday, September 18.  Kickoff from William Hart Stadium is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

2020 Varsity Football Schedule:

DateDayHome/AwayOpponentTime (EST)
9/18/20FriHomeGladstone7:00 PM
9/25/20FriHomeSault Ste. Marie7:00 PM
10/2/20FriAwayKingsford7:30 PM
10/9/20FriAwayMenominee8:00 PM
10/16/20FriHomeEscanaba7:00 PM
10/23/20FriAwayCalumet7:00 PM

To guarantee all participating schools will add a seventh game on the season, all schools will qualify for the MHSAA Postseason Tournament in 2020 with the first-round starting on October 30-31.

Per Executive Order 176 from Governor Whitmer, home football games will see limited spectators with face coverings being required at all times while inside the facility.  Additional information regarding the ticketing process and home game protocol is forthcoming.

2020 MSHS Football Schedule Pages:

We’re Back!  Football Approved To Resume Practice On September 8; Games To Begin September 18

We’re Back! Football Approved To Resume Practice On September 8; Games To Begin September 18

Effective today, Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 176 has removed the previously imposed restrictions on all sports, including football.  With this new order, information has emerged over the past three weeks bringing more clarity to football across the country.

Here is what has changed since August 14:

  1. Executive Order 176 now allows all sports, including football, to move forward and be administered by MHSAA member schools.
  2. Twenty-five other states started football practices and games safely and successfully in early August with another eight states scheduled to begin fall football practice soon.
  3. The Big Ten is exploring a fall season start that could begin as early as October or November.
  4. MHSAA member schools reported a successful football acclimatization week from August 10-14. Executive Order 160 prevented consideration to move to the next phased-in steps of padded practices and games.
  5. Member schools have reported successful starts to fall sports in cross country, golf, tennis, soccer, swimming & diving and volleyball over the past three weeks. When positive COVID cases have been identified, they have been handled safely and appropriately by the involved schools working with health department officials. This process is part of our new reality in returning to schools and sports in the time of COVID.
  6. MHSAA COVID guidance and safety protocols are among the best in the nation. We have safe plans in place, created in partnership with the National Federation (NFHS) and the Sports Medicine Advisory Committees (SMAC) of both the MHSAA and NFHS, to minimize as much risk as possible.
  7. Numerous non-school football opportunities have emerged over the past 14 days, proving that kids would have been playing football this fall. From the outset, we have said that we believe student-athletes are safest in our school-based programs led by educators.
  8. All of us share the fundamental belief that we must protect the health and safety of individuals first. This includes not only COVID prevention measures, but also the mental health of teenage students and adults as well. Many recent studies and publications surmise that the greatest health and safety risk currently is mental health. The opportunity to participate in fall sports will provide countless benefits for the mental health of our students.
  9. For many kids, sports is the most significant motivating factor to keep them in school and progressing toward graduation. Given additional challenges of online education, sports and the daily routine they bring is perhaps more important now than ever before.

Because of these factors, the MHSAA Representative Council approved restarting the fall football season on Tuesday, September 8 and will conduct a fall football tournament for schools that wish to participate.

  • Fall schools will have two days of practice in “shells” (helmets and shoulder pads, only) beginning on September 8 followed by fully padded practice after those two days of “shells” practice. 
  • From September 3-7, it is a dead period for football activity with nothing allowed involving football students and coaches other than the issuing of equipment.
  • The competition season will consist of six regular season games beginning the Thursday-Saturday of September 17-19.  Scheduling for U.P. teams is currently being worked on with all U.P. schools to ensure that all schools are able to procure their desired number of regular season games.  Schedules will be updated and posted as soon as they are established.
  • Once the MHSAA has determined the number of schools participating in fall football, the postseason tournament will be organized placing all teams in the first round of the playoffs on October 30-31, guaranteeing all fall participating schools at least seven available varsity contest dates.
  • The previously permitted 16 allowed days of voluntary coach-player contact for spring sports will no longer be occurring now that spring sport season dates for the 2020-21 academic year will not be altered.

The nature of this pandemic since March has been fluid and ever-changing.  Today’s information is yet another example of this fact.  We are pleased that fall sport plans are finalized and we all can move forward based on this new Executive Order as well as action taken by the MHSAA Representative Council.  We fully realize that any decision made during COVID will likely result in some criticism and opposition.  We will continue to communicate and lead during these times, and we are here to help and assist all students/families with the path forward.

Football to Move to Spring for 2020-21

Football to Move to Spring for 2020-21

The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association today announced it will move the 2020 Fall football season to Spring 2021, due to football’s higher risk for spreading COVID-19, with the rest of Fall sports proceeding as scheduled.

The football season switch was made based on consultation with state health department officials and after surveying MHSAA member high schools on their progress and preferences after the first four days of practice. Football is considered a high-risk sport for potential spread of the COVID-19 virus because of its level of player-to-player contact.

“At the end of the day, we did everything we could to find a path forward for football this fall,” MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl said. “But while continuing to connect with the Governor’s office, state health department officials, our member schools’ personnel and the Council, there is just too much uncertainty and too many unknowns to play football this fall.

“No one is willing to take the risk of COVID being passed on because of a high-risk sport. Decisions have to be made on our other sports as well, but none of those carry the same close, consistent, and face-to-face contact as football.”

Click Here for Full Press Release from the MHSAA

With the postponement of the 2020-21 football season, all student participation fees received will be refunded to payers in the form that they were received (credit card, check, etc.).  These refunds will start to take place on Monday, August 17.

Fall 2020 Registration Information and Start Dates

Fall 2020 Registration Information and Start Dates

Fall Sport Registration Process

  1. The fall sports registration page is now active. All students participating in a fall sport will need to complete their registration before he/she is eligible to compete.  Through the registration page, parents will be able to take care of pay-to-play fees online.  Click here for the fall sports registration page.
  2. MHSAA Physical Forms are available both in the high school office and by clicking here.  Students must submit their physician-signed physical form to the high school office prior to participating in a fall sport!  As a reminder, this requirement has been waived for the 2020-21 school year for all students with a valid physical form on file (students will still need to complete the MHSAA Annual Sports Health Questionnaire Form).  Click here for more information on this important change to the physical form requirement for 2020-21.

Fall Sport Tryouts and Start Date Information (updated as information becomes available; schedules available at this link)

  • Cross Country
    • First Practice DateWednesday, August 12; 9:00 a.m. at the MSHS Football Field
    • Coach ContactKyle Detmers;
  • Football
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 10; 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the MSHS Football Field (ALL TEAMS)
    • Varsity Coach ContactEric Mason;
    • JV Coach ContactDemetrise Mullen;
    • Freshman Coach ContactJoe Levandoski;
  • Dance Team
    • Tryout DatesMonday-Wednesday, August 10-12; 10:00-12:00 p.m. at the MSHS Football Field
    • Click here for tryout information.
    • Coach ContactAlicia Beauchamp;
  • Fall Sideline Cheer
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 10
    • Coach ContactsEliisa Gladwell; and Bridget Johnson;
  • Boys Soccer
    • Tryout DatesWednesday-Friday, August 12-14 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Kaufman Sports Complex
    • Parent Information MeetingTuesday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kaufman Sports Complex Pavilion
    • Coach ContactDan Salmon;
  • Girls Tennis
    • First Practice Date/TimeWednesday, August 12; 9:00 a.m. at the MSHS Tennis Courts
    • Coach ContactDerek Sandstrom;
  • Volleyball
    • Tryout Dates/TimesWednesday-Friday, August 12-14; Frosh – 9:00-11:00 a.m., JV – 12:00-2:30 p.m., Varsity – 5:00-7:30 p.m. (Wednesday & Thursday), 3:00-5:30 p.m. (Friday) 
    • Tryout Location:   All sessions to be held in the MSHS Main Gymnasium; enter through Auxiliary Gym Entrance (masks required for entry/exit)
    • Varsity Coach ContactAnn Crandell-Williams;
    • JV Coach ContactTracy Hruska;
    • Freshman Coach ContactDawn Kruhak;

2020-21 Handbook and Code of Conduct – click here to view

2020-21 Pay-to-Play Policy – click here to view

Mollie Kilpela and Drew Wyble Named Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Year

Mollie Kilpela and Drew Wyble Named Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Year

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Mollie Kilpela (girls tennis, girls swimming and diving) and Drew Wyble (football, boys basketball, boys track and field) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Year for 2019-2020.

It was hoped to be able to hold the traditional “Athlete of the Year” breakfast ceremony, however gathering restrictions resulted in a virtual honoring from Superiorland Kiwanis and MSHS Athletics via Zoom meeting that also included coaches, family and friends.

Mollie Kilpela, a senior at MSHS, participated as a member of the girls tennis and girls swimming and diving teams during the 2019-20 academic year.

The 2019 girls tennis season ended with Kilpela helping lead the team to its first U.P. Championship since 2005 by capturing an individual U.P. Championship at #2 Singles.  The team also brought home another Great Northern Conference (GNC) title, where she took second place at #2 Singles. At season’s end, Kilpela earned All-State and All-U.P.  accolades.

During the winter sports season, Kilpela had another strong campaign as part of the MSHS girls swimming & team and played a major role in the team’s first place finish at the 2020 U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals.  At the final meet, Kilpela turned in four 2nd Place finishes (200 Medley Relay, 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay) to have a hand in 78 of the team’s 377 points at the event.

Academically, Kilpela holds a 4.20 cumulative GPA and serves on the Executive Board of the National Honor Society.  Her post-graduation plans are to attend Florida Gulf Coast University to earn an undergraduate degree before continuing on to dental school.

Drew Wyble is a graduating senior and three-sport student-athlete at MSHS.  During the 2019-20 academic year, Wyble competed as part of the football and boys basketball teams before the cancellation of all spring sports kept him from finishing his career with the track and field season.

With the MSHS football team capturing its first outright conference championship since 1976, Wyble played integral roles in all phases of the game (wide receiver, defensive back, kicker/punter) to help the team achieve its success.  His play during the season earned him All-U.P. “Dream Team” honors as a kicker and All-Great Nothern Conference accolades as both a wide receiver and kicker.

The boys basketball season again saw Wyble play a leadership role in the team’s GNC Championship and advancing to the MHSAA District Final before the their tournament run was unfortunately cut short.  His strong play was rewarded at the conclusion of the season when he was named to the All-U.P. Second Team, All-GNC Second Team and was also selected as the GNC’s “Defensive Player of the Year”.

In the classroom, Wyble owns a 4.11 cumulative GPA.  In February, he signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Michigan Tech University and participate as a member of the Huskies’ football program starting with the 2020-21 academic year.