Football practice is officially under way, and it has all the makings of a memorable season for several schools in the Bloomfield area. While both Andover and high schools will play their final seasons with the pending merger to Bloomfield Hills High School in 2013, area private schools are looking to continue their strong play for a shot at the playoffs and ultimately, Ford Field in November for the state finals.
To make sure you don't miss a game, here's a look ahead at this year's varsity football schedule for the and
Largely inconsistent through the regular season, the Warriors (5-4) beat some of the best competition in the state during a dramatic, . It was the school's , who does not appear to be slowing down after winning his 400th game.
The Warriors against Detroit Cass Tech. in the marquee game of the 2012 Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic.
Date Time Location Opponent Aug. 25 7 p.m. WSU Cass Tech. Aug. 30 7 p.m. Away Ann Arbor Pioneer Sept. 7 7 p.m. Home Toledo St. Francis Sept. 15 7 p.m. Lakeshore HS DeLaSalle Sept. 22 1 p.m. Ferndale U of D Jesuit Sept. 29 7 p.m. Away Orchard Lake St. Mary's Oct. 6
7 p.m. Berkley Catholic Central Oct. 13 3 p.m. Home Cincinnati LaSalle Oct. 20-21 TBD Ford Field Prep Bowl
Detroit Country Day
The Yellowjackets (7-2) rode a seven-game winning streak into the playoffs last season before falling to Detroit Crockett 13-12 in the first round. The hearbreaking loss was the team's second consecutive postseason defeat to the Rockets, who made it to regionals.Date Time Location Opponent Aug. 23 7 p.m. Detroit Renaissance Detroit Mumford Aug. 30 7:30 p.m. Home U-D Jesuit Sept. 7 7 p.m. Away Birmingham Seaholm Sept.14 7 p.m. Dearborn Heights Crestwood Dearborn Divine Child Sept. 21 7 p.m. Home Belleville Sept. 28 7 p.m. Away Hazel Park Oct.5 7 p.m. Central Elementary Flushing Oct.13 1 p.m. Home Detroit Cesar-Chavez Academy Oct. 19 7 p.m. Away Brighton