Highlight Reel: 2014 Boys Soccer Finals

November 1, 2014

The 2014 MHSAA boys soccer season came to an end Saturday with four championship games, all broadcast live on MHSAA.tv. Here are highlights from all four – and click this link to watch the games in full.

Division 1

One To Remember For Ren - In the 14th minute of the Division 1 Boys Soccer Final, Jason Ren chips the ball into the goal for Canton - the game's only score – that eventually gives the Chiefs a 1-0 victory over Rochester Adams.

Division 2

Cranes Tie It Up - Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood overcame a 2-0 deficit against East Lansing in the Division 2 Boys Soccer Final. Ken Kernen ties the score with a goal off a throw-in. East Lansing prevailed in overtime, 4-3.

Irvine Goes Top Shelf - Cranbrook's third unanswered goal came from Cullin Irvine with about 15 minutes left in the second half.

Elmedin's Equalizer - East Lansing ties the score with 6:33 to play when Elmedin Celovic scores his second goal of the game.

Jones Comes Up Big Again - Early in overtime, East Lansing's DeJuan Jones scores to give the Trojans a 4-3 lead that would hold up in the Division Final with Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood. In the Semifinal, Jones had a key goal against Mason that sent that game to overtime.

Division 3

Timmer on the Header - The lone goal of the Division 3 Boys Soccer Final came early in the first half when Hudsonville Unity Christian's Jared Timmer headed a long free kick into the net.

Second Look At Timmer's Goal - Here's a replay of Jared Timmer's goal for Hudsonville Unity Christian in its 1-0 Division 3 victory over Williamston.

Division 4

Fancy Footwork - Covenant Christian's Colin Riemersma shows a little fancy footwork to tie the Division 4 title game up in the first half. Riemersma scored twice in the game, but Birmingham Roeper prevailed, 4-2.

Roennecke Hat Trick #1 - Simon Roennecke gives Birmingham Roeper a 3-1 lead with his third goal of the game.

Roennecke Hat Trick # 2 – Natural - Simon Roennecke finishes his four-goal game with a natural hat trick, scoring the final tally with eight minutes to play for Birmingham Roeper.

Be the Referee: Soccer Offside

By Paige Winne
MHSAA Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

June 4, 2024

Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.

Below is this week's segment – Soccer Offside - Listen

We have an offside situation in soccer to talk about today. The offense sends a long pass from their own half of the field to a teammate way down at the defensive team’s 18-yard line … but she’s offside.

The assistant referee raises her flag and the referee blows her whistle for offside, and an indirect free kick is given to the defense. Where do they take the kick from?

  • Is it the spot where the offside player was when the assistant referee raised her flag?
  • The spot where the ball was when play was stopped?
  • The point of the infraction?
  • Or the spot from where the ball was originally passed?

If you said “at the point of the infraction” you are correct. In this case, the defense gets an indirect free kick where the offside occurred.

Previous Editions

May 28: Appeal Play - Listen
May 21: Lacrosse Foul in Critical Scoring Area - Listen
May 14: Avoiding the Tag - Listen
May 7: Baseball Pitch Count - Listen
April 30: Boys Lacrosse Helmets - Listen
April 23: Softball Interference - Listen
April 16: Soccer Red Card - Listen
April 9: Batted Baseball Hits Runner - Listen
March 12: Basketball Replay - Listen
March 5: Hockey Officials - Listen
Feb. 27: Less Than 5 - Listen
Feb. 20: Air Ball - Listen
Feb. 13: Hockey Penalties - Listen
Jan. 30: Wrestling Tiebreakers - Listen
Jan. 23: Wrestling Technology - Listen
Jan. 9: 3 Seconds - Listen
Dec. 19: Unsuspecting Hockey Hits - Listen
Dec. 12: No More One-And-Ones - Listen
Nov. 21: Football Finals Replay - Listen
Nov. 14: Volleyball Unplayable Areas - Listen
Nov. 7: Pass/Kick Off Crossbar - Listen
Oct. 31: Cross Country Interference - Listen
Oct. 24: Soccer Overtime - Listen
Oct. 17: Tennis Spin - Listen
Oct. 10: Blocked Kick - Listen
Oct. 3: Volleyball Double & Lift - Listen
Sept. 26: Registration Process - Listen
Sept. 20: Animal Interference - Listen
Sept. 13: Feet Rule on Soccer Throw-In - Listen
Sept. 6: Volleyball Jewelry - Listen
Aug. 30: Football Rules Similarities - Listen
Aug. 23: Football Rules Differences - Listen

(Photo by Gary Shook.)