Some notable highlights of the 2017-18 prep sports season around the OAA, broken down by season. FALL History for legendary Harrison head coach John Herrington Farmington Hills Harrison head coach John Herrington made history during an Oct. 13 win over Berkley, as he became the all-time winningest high school football coach in the history of Michigan by achieving his 431st win, surpassing former Brother Rice head coach Al Fracassa. The only coach Harrison has had in its 48-year history, Herrington has led the Hawks to a record 13-state championships.
Bloomfield Hills takes home Division 1 tennis title The Bloomfield Hills boys tennis team avenged a runner-up finish at last year's Division 1 state tournament by winning it all this year in Midland. The Blackhawks won the title with 30 points, two points ahead of fellow OAA Red member and state runner-up Troy.
Troy girls cross country wins first ever state title The Troy girls cross country team won its second Division 1 state championship in school history, finishing with a meet-best total of 127 points at Michigan International Speedway, just five ahead of second-place Northville. The Colts capped off a season that also featured OAA Red and regional titles.
Clarkston wins state football title in once-in-a-lifetime matchup and final score There likely won't ever be a day like November 25, 2017, both from OAA and statewide perspectives. For the first time ever, two OAA schools met in a state football championship game when OAA Red rivals Clarkston and West Bloomfield played for the Division 1 title, which is unusual in itself given geography dictates such matchups take place much earlier than the finals. The game itself also was historic, with Clarkston avenging a 37-15 regular season loss to West Bloomfield by winning a 3-2 defensive struggle. It was the lowest scoring game ever in state championship game history when both teams score.