Cranbrook ends groundbreaking season; falls to River Rouge 21-14

Senior QB Trevor McConnell throws a pass in the Cranes playoff loss to River Rouge (S. Fairman- Photo Credit) The Cranbrook Cranes were defeated by the River Rouge Panthers 21-14 in MHSAA D4 Regional 4 final. This playoff game was a tough defensive struggle that was decided late in the fourth quarter. The Cranes were within striking distance of a victory. “The team played great today and left everything on the field, everyone should be proud of them, “said Cranes Head Coach Joe D’Angelo. The Panthers opened the scoring on a short run by senior RB Alexander Carter at the 4:03 mark in the 1st qtr. River Rouge would take this lead in to halftime. “Our defense played well and kept us in the ga

Cranbrook (10-1) to face River Rouge (9-2) in Regional Final.

Cranbrook will play for a MHSAA Regional Title this weekend. The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Cranes will face the River Rouge Panthers in Round 3 of the MHSAA playoffs. This game serves as the MHSAA Division 4- Region 4 final game. The Panthers come into this game 9-2 overall on the season, with playoff wins over Flat Rock (42-6) and Chelsea (35-10). Champions of the Michigan Metro Conference Blue in 2017, River Rouge has dominated the conference since 2010. “River Rouge is an accomplished team with a great track record,” says Cranes head coach Joe D’Angelo. “They are no stranger to being in the playoffs.” The Panthers have made 8 straight playoff appearances. In 2015, River Rouge made it t

Cranbrook Football advances in playoffs; defeats Detroit Mumford 7-0.

Junior WR Kobi Russell hauls in the winning TD in the Cranbrook victory over Mumford. S. Fairman- Photo. Cranbrook advanced to the MHSAA D4 Regional Final by eliminating Detroit Mumford 7-0 from the playoffs. The win gives Cranbrook its first ever MHSAA District Title. “The game was a hard fought battle, with two really good teams who came ready to play, “said Cranes Head Coach Joe D’Angelo. “My hat is off to Mumford, they came well-prepared.” The game turned out to be a defensive struggle. The first half saw no scoring, with back and forth offensive efforts that stalled in each opposing territory. In the 3rd quarter, Cranbrook stopped a Mumford drive when sophomore LB Tariq Muhammad interc

Game Preview-Cranbrook (9-1) takes on Detroit Mumford (7-3) in MHSAA District Final.

Senior OL/DL Tim Hauxwell will play a key role in the Cranes second round playoff game vs, Mumford. (S. Fairman- Photo Credit) The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Cranes will face the Detroit Mumford Mustangs in the second round of the playoffs. This game serves as the Division 4, Region 4, District 2 final. Mumford enters the game with a 7-3 record, with victories over Detroit Collegiate Prep, Detroit Henry Ford, Dearborn Henry Ford Academy, Detroit Cody, Detroit Edison Academy, and Detroit Douglass. Mumford defeated Harper Woods Chandler Park both in the regular season, and in the first round of the playoffs. Their losses were only to ranked opponents: Detroit Cass Tech, Detroit Central, and S

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