The Dowagiac football team, seen here after winning the Wolverine Conference West Division title, earned honorable mention Academic All-State by the football coaches association. (Leader photo/File)

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Dowagiac earns Academic All-State

Published 5:13pm Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Dowagiac football team has earned honorable mention Academic All-State honors from the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association.

Dowagiac was one of just 11 teams that earned that honor in Division 4.

Division 2 had the largest number of schools to receive the honor with 23.

The top four teams in each division receive a plaque honoring their achievements.

Divisions are based on enrollment statistics provided by the nominating coaches.

Dowagiac finished with a team GPA of 3.680. The Chieftains were one of three Wolverine Conference teams that earned the honor.

Allendale was the top school with a GPA of 3.900. Otsego and Three Rivers were second and third with GPAs of 3.840 and 3.818 respectively.


MHSFCA Academic


Division 4

Allendale 3.900

Otsego 3.840

Three Rivers 3.818

Comstock Park 3.809

Williamston 3.794

GR Catholic Central 3.770

New Boston Huron 3.768

Corunna 3.710

Dowagiac Union 3.680

Belding 3.670

Ogemaw Heights 3.535


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