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Port Huron High football team awarded victory after Sterling Heights forfeits

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By Joseph Hayes

The Port Huron High School Big Reds football team is a winner one day early, in a totally unexpected way.

The Big Reds improved to 5-0 Thursday after their game against Sterling Heights was cancelled via forfeit.

Cases of COVID-19 in the Sterling Heights junior varsity program caused the varsity game to also be surrendered.

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“At this point, we don’t have any issues as a varsity team,” Port Huron varsity coach Ryan Mullins said. “The issues came from our JV team’s game against them. The JV game was shut down from their team having some issues and their district policy is if JV is shut down everyone else is shut down. It was a decision they made as a district. The No. 1 thing is as a varsity, we are healthy.”

Port Huron is coming off a victory over Port Huron Northern and Mullins said they enjoyed a solid week of practice.

“As far as football goes, it’s a forfeit win for us, He said. “We aren’t taking a hit on that end either. It’s a big challenge to keep building momentum without playing a game. The good thing is we did go through Monday through Wednesday as normal. We decided as a team to take the day off today.

“We met as a team to discuss the situation and what we need to do as far as being safe and healthy and school work. We had a great week of practice. We’re banged up from the game last week. But we were able to get healthy and also a solid amount of reps in practice for people that don’t always get them.”

Check back with Blue Water Healthy Living for more information and take a look back at the Big Reds win over Port Huron Northern here:

Port Huron High holds off PHN, 20-7 – Blue Water Healthy Living

Print 🖨 PDF 📄 eBook 📱By Joseph Hayes It had a little bit of everything. Big plays, turnovers, an unexpected ending. The crosstown showdown between the Port Huron High School and Port Huron Northern football teams will surely be remembered well into the future after how the annual rivalry game…

And also our recent feature on the family of head coach Ryan Mullins here:

Annual rivalry game between PHH and PHN proves special time for Schultz-Mullins family – Blue Water Healthy Living

Print 🖨 PDF 📄 eBook 📱By Joseph Hayes It has been a yearly family tradition for as long as they can recall. The annual crosstown showdown between the Port Huron High and Port Huron Northern football teams is special for nearly everyone involved. When it comes to Port Huron High…

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