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“Gritty” Season Ends in Playoff Loss

Calumet’s football season ended Saturday, but not without a fight. The Copper Kings gave Traverse City St. Francis a scare on its home turf before the Gladiators pulled away for a 28-6 Division 6 semifinal district victory at Thirlby Field. “We’ve played some physical teams this year, but that is by far the most physical

Preview: Calumet at Traverse City St. Francis

Calumet has faced its share of power football teams throughout the season, but none compare to the Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators. TCSF averaged 268 rushing yards per game (6.9 per carry) while utilizing a T-based offense with four players gaining over 340 yards this season. On the defensive side, they’ve been even more impressive,

Several Kings Earn All-Conference Honors

Each week opposing teams schemed against Calumet senior defensive end Cooper Twardzik. Offenses would routinely call pitches and off-tackle runs to the opposite side of the field in hopes of avoiding the 6-foot-4, 250-pound end. It still wasn’t enough to lessen Twardzik’s impact. Twardzik was named the West-PAC Defensive Player of the Year on Monday

MHSAA Football Playoff Game Details

The Calumet Copper Kings (6-3) will travel to Traverse City St. Francis (8-1) for an MHSAA Pre-District playoff game on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00pm.  The game will be played at Thirlby Field.  Thirlby Field is located at 410 W. Thirteenth St in Traverse City.

Kings Qualify for Playoffs with Gladstone Win

The moment of truth arrived for the Calumet Copper Kings late in Friday night’s football game versus the Gladstone Braves. Gladstone, trailing 20-16, had the ball at the Calumet 7-yard line with a first down and just under five minutes to play. But after five plays (including two GHS penalties and two CHS sacks), the

Kings Improve to 5-3 with Win Over Gogebic

After an offensive first half Friday night, the Calumet Copper Kings and Gogebic Miners decided to play some defense in the second half. The two teams were knotted at 22-22 after the first two quarters, but the only scoring in the final half came with six minutes to play when junior tailback Travis Ojala of

Copper Kings Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

A dominant power-running game between the tackles, matched by a swarming physical defense were the trademarks of the Calumet Copper Kings the past two seasons. That hard-nosed brand of football garnered consecutive West-PAC titles, but has since mostly eluded this year’s Calumet squad. Well, it’s back. The Silver and Blue pounded away for 245 yards

Calumet Ranked #5 By UP Sportswriters

The Calumet Copper Kings moved into the top five in the latest poll from the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Calumet claimed the No. 5 spot in the Big Five poll after defeating the Houghton Gremlins 22-6 to move to 3-1 on the season. In other local poll movement, the L’Anse Purple Hornets moved

Kings Win Battle Over Houghton

Pushed hard all night by a gritty Houghton High football team, the Calumet Copper Kings rose to the occasion Friday. Calumet’s 22-6 victory was accomplished with a 22-point fourth quarter at a wet and foggy Aggasiz Field. “We challenged the kids to come off the ball like they’re capable of, which we weren’t doing in

Hurley Defeats Calumet in WestPAC Battle

The physical, smash-mouth brand of football the Calumet Copper Kings are known for was on full display Friday night at Agassiz Field. But it was the team in Orange and White who controlled the line of scrimmage and won the physical battle between the two traditional powerhouses. The Hurley Midgets gained 295 yards on the