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Youth in the hearts of men: appreciating high school football

Posted: 8:07 AM, Oct 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-20 12:09:59Z

It's never easy to say goodbye to the high school football season.

For some teams, the playoffs begin next week.

For a select few players, college football will be the next step.

For the vast majority of teams, players, and families, the last Friday night of the regular season capped a year or a career.

We appreciate everything high school football means to communities in southeast Michigan and beyond. Here is our ode to the community-boosting, the lessons learned, and the memories that live forever.

WXYZ's Brad Galli and John Ciolino have more in this tribute to the season.