2017 Football Preview: Clinton Township Clintondale
Posted July 19, 2017
Clinton Township Clintondale
2016 Record: 4-5
vs. Dearborn Heights Crestwood (5-4) — 6 p.m. Aug. 24
The Dragons’ opener gives the team a chance to avenge last season’s Week 1 loss, when Crestwood beat Clintondale 28-8. That was the first meeting between the schools. Before last season, the Dragons had played their opener against a current Macomb Area Conference team every year since 1964.
at Center Line High (2-7) — 6 p.m. Aug. 31
Clintondale moved to 10-3 all-time against Center Line with a 38-6 win last season. The Dragons have won the last five meetings by an average of 29.8 points per game.
at St. Clair High (4-5) — 7 p.m. Sept. 8
The winner of this Week 3 meeting will take an 8-7 lead in the series. St. Clair downed Clintondale 31-22 last year. The Dragons have dropped four straight in the series, including by one point in 2009 and three points in 2014.
vs. Warren Lincoln (4-5) — 7 p.m. Sept. 15
The Week 4 battle sees Clintondale take on the team it shared the MAC Bronze title with last season. Lincoln beat Clintondale 28-16 last year to halt a four-game losing streak to the Dragons. Clintondale still leads the series 11-3.
at Hazel Park High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Sept. 22
This marks the first-ever meeting between the Dragons and Vikings. Clintondale is 4-2 all-time against Oakland Activities Association teams. Hazel Park is 10-44 since its last winning season in 2010.
vs. St. Clair Shores South Lake (7-3) — 7 p.m. Sept. 29
Week 6 will see the Dragons have only their second matchup with a team that finished above .500 last season. South Lake downed Clintondale 47-12 last year for its second straight win in the series. The Dragons lead the series 29-5.
vs. Madison Heights Lamphere (0-9) — 7 p.m. Oct. 6
Clintondale beat Lamphere 38-6 in 2016 to tie the series at 8-8. The Dragons have taken five of the last six matchups from the Rams by an average score of 42-18.
at New Haven High (4-5) — 7 p.m. Oct. 14
Clintondale improved to 8-1 against New Haven with a 40-16 win last season. The Dragons are after their seventh postseason appearance since 2006.
vs. Warren Fitzgerald (8-2) — 7 p.m. Oct. 20
Clintondale holds a slim 7-5 series edge over the Nine Mile school, but Fitzgerald has taken the last three meetings. The Spartans downed the Dragons 35-18 in last year’s regular-season finale. Clintondale has outscored opponents over the course of the season in all but three campaigns since 1998.
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