2017 Football Preview: Warren Michigan Collegiate
Posted August 4, 2017
Warren Michigan Collegiate
2016 Record: 9-2
at Detroit Delta Prep (6-4) — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25
This is the first meeting between the Cougars and Pioneers. Delta Prep last fall made the state playoffs in just its second season as a varsity program. Collegiate is on a run of eight straight playoff trips.
vs. Detroit Edison PSA (4-4) — 7 p.m. Sept. 2
It’s Cougars vs. Pioneers for the second straight week. Edison has finished .500 or better the last two seasons, but is looking for the program’s first playoff berth. Collegiate at one point last season had a nine-game winning streak.
vs. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (4-5) — 7 p.m. Sept. 8
The Fighting Irish downed the Cougars 21-14 in 2015 — the teams’ lone meeting. Prep lost four straight to end last season after starting 4-1. The Irish gave up at least 35 points in all their losses in 2016. Collegiate last season scored at least 35 points six times.
at Southfield Bradford (8-3) — 7 p.m. Sept. 16
Michigan Collegiate is 7-0 all-time against Bradford. The Cougars in those games have let up a total of 28 points.
vs. Walled Lake Central (3-6) — 7 p.m. Sept. 22
This is the first matchup between the Cougars and Vikings. Walled Lake Central is 4-14 over the past two seasons. Collegiate has only four losing streaks in its history.
vs. Detroit Old Redford (2-7) — 7 p.m. Sept. 30
A Cougars win would move them to 8-0 in the series. Collegiate bombed Old Redford 44-0 last fall. Old Redford lost five straight to end its 2016 campaign and suffered four shutout defeats last fall.
at Romulus Summit Academy (0-9) — 7 p.m. Oct. 6
Collegiate blanked Summit Academy 44-0 last season to move to 8-0 in the series. Summit Academy scored 40 points total in 2016 and allowed 417.
at Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy (6-4) — 7 p.m. Oct. 13
Collegiate improved to 3-6 all-time vs. Chandler Park with a 34-22 win last fall. The 34 points in the Week 8 win were the lowest for the Cougars over a five-week stretch. The victory also gave Collegiate the Charter School Conference title.
vs. Pontiac High (1-9) — 7 p.m. Oct. 20
This is the first meeting between the Cougars and Phoenix. Pontiac is 3-41 since the start of the 2012 season. Collegiate has never finished a season with a winning percentage below .600.
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