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Jason Schmitt is the editor of, the high school sports website for The Oakland Press. He has served as the sports editor for a number of newspapers, including the Daily Tribune in Royal Oak and the Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens. In his time in the industry, he has covered every high school sport and has served a a beat writer for boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, hockey, wrestling, bowling and cross country.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

KLAA football media day - sweet thinking

There's nothing better for a sports writer than a free lunch. Well, maybe a free lunch while on the job. Or better yet, a free lunch, on the job, while all your contacts (aka football coaches) are sitting there, waiting to give you everything you need to get your job done.
That was the case Thursday at Novi High School, where the KLAA held its first ever football media day.
No, I was unable to make it. But we at The Oakland Press - and MIPrepZone - sent four reporters and a photographer to take in the event and come away with a plethora of stories.
Personally, I was home sending out emails to all of my 42 high school tennis coaches. That's how I'll be gathering information for my preview.
For Keith Dunlap, Ben Szilagy, Scott Burnstein and Jeff Dullack, a dozen or so Oakland County (area) teams were in attendance, allowing them easy access for interviews. In the end, the guys were able to walk out of there with a bunch of stories, photos and videos.
In case you missed it ...

Dunlap column on the event
Feature on Waterford Mott and Kettering (Dullack)
Feature on Novi and new coach Jeff Burnside (Szilagy)
Feature on South Lyon East (Szilagy)
Our MIPrepZone Tout page, with quick video snippets from Szilagy and Dunlap
Our football home page on MIPrepZone

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