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HS Sports On Hold – Monday Sports Wrap

High School

All Michigan high school sports games and practices have been suspended, in accordance with the new Epidemic Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Michigan High School Athletic Association Executive Director Mark Uyl released a statement last evening, saying the fall sports tournaments that are currently in progress may be picked up again, if the pause is lifted as planned on December 9th.

The high school hockey season was scheduled to begin later this week. The girls basketball season was set to start November 30th, and the boys basketball season on December 7th.

The MDHHS Epidemic Order suspends all face-to-face high school activities for three weeks. It also cancels all sporting events, except for college and professional games.

Hunting

Deer hunters trying to purchase base licenses and deer kill tags Saturday may have been foiled by a glitch in the Department of Natural Resources’ computer system. Officials say the problem originated with their software vendor, and also affected several other states. 

Hunters who were not able to obtain a legally issued kill tag for their deer because of the system outage should attach a temporary kill tag using materials they have on hand. The temporary tag should include the same information normally found on a kill tag, including identification of the hunter, the date the deer was killed, the sex of the deer, and the number of antler points on each side.

NFL

The Lions blew a 21-point lead, then edged the Washington football team 30-27 yesterday. After Washington scored three second-half touchdowns to tie the game, Matt Prater kicked a 37-yard field goal to put Detroit back on top. Washington re-tied the contest with a field goal, but Prater connected again from 59 yards out as time expired to secure the win. Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes. In his first NFL start, D’Andre Swift rushed for 81 yards, and caught passes for 68 yards and a touchdown.

Aaron Rodgers’ six-yard touchdown pass to Davonte Adams early in the fourth quarter lifted the Packers to a 24-20 victory over the Jaguars. It was Rodgers’ second TD pass of the day. He also ran for a score.

Before the game, offensive lineman David Bakhtiari signed a four-year contract extension to stay with Green Bay.

In last night’s contest, the Patriots surprised the Ravens 23-17. The Bears entertain the Vikings tonight. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

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