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Lowell smashes its way to 38-0 win over Lansing Eastern; Quakers happy with opportunity to gauge their play against Red Arrows

It was a workman-like performance following their big season-opening win against Rockford and before their annual Pink Arrow event and football game against Grand Haven. “I thought the kids showed good focus and looked good coming off a big game against Rockford,” said Lowell football coach Noel Dean following his clubs 38-0 shutout over Lansing […]

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Dean grateful for team, coaches and opportunity

His final one-on-one interview as a Lowell Red Arrow football player concluded, the reporters who had filled the hallway moments ago are gone.  Now it was just Gabe Dean his thoughts,  a few tears and waiting to walk with him back to the locker room was his friend, Uncle and coach Noel Dean. Forty plus […]

Lowell outmatched by Church, Brother Rice, 24-14

There have been plenty of outstanding running backs Lowell football teams have had to prepare game plans for, but after Friday’s 24-14 loss to Birmingham Brother Rice in the Division 2 title tilt, a new name may have played his way to the top of the leader board. Warrior Devin Church amassed 244 yards on […]

Oh My! High school football semi finals serve up thrillers.

Hand picked match-ups could not have rendered better, more exciting results involving area teams than what West Michigan High School football fans witnessed Saturday across this state. There were two overtimes, one game decided by a last-second field goal, another by a touchdown, yes, there was one laugher, Zeeland West subdued Comstock Park 30-6, but […]

Lowell’s 42-35 semi final O.T win, a game for the ages

With the Division 2 semi final game on the line and less than a minute to play, while precariously holding on to a three-point lead, Lowell defensive coordinator Jason Katt replaced a lineman with a “cover kid.” Walled Lake Western, having already blistered the Lowell secondary for over 325 yards, provided reason enough for Katt’s […]

Lowell runs into semi final with 35-14 win over Fenton

Both Fenton’s offensive scheme and its coach were familiar to the Red Arrows and their coach Noel Dean. Fenton’s spread offense had averaged 30 points a game as it entered Saturday’s regional final against Lowell. “We’re seeing more and more of that,” said Dean. “We’re the anti that (spread). We’re the put your hand in […]

Right time, right place, Lowell comes together in 36-7 rout over Muskegon

It was as if it was week one of the regular season. Lowell was playing one of the top teams from the highly vaunted O-K Red. So much so, that a Lowell fan was heard saying, as she left Bob Perry Field, “our Rockford Red Arrows are back.” As it did on the opening night […]

Defensively inspired, Lowell marches into district title game against Muskegon following 13-7 win over FHC

Lowell leaned on its defense Friday night in its Division 2 distrrct-opening 13-7 win over Forest Hills Central. Red Arrow defensive tackle Ryan Woodhead made the perfect read on a lean prior to blocking a punt and then recovered the ball in the end zone for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown. “When I […]

Sexton throttles Eastern 56-24 – game-ending play may halt Big Reds starting QB’s season

It was a 56-24 victory over conference rival, Lansing Eastern, but you couldn’t tell it. It was Lansing Sexton’s fourth conference title in five years, but you couldn’t tell it. A Grand Ledge 20-14 win over Holt combined with East Lansing and Sexton wins created a season ending log jam at the top. All four […]