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August 14, 2014

Birmingham Groves

2013 Record: 7-3

vs. Birmingham Seaholm (9-2 overall) — 7 p.m. Aug. 29
The rivals traditionally meet in the final game of the season, but will meet in Week One for the first time since 2001. Since that time, the Maples lead the series 8-5.

at Ferndale High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Sept. 5
The Eagles fell to Groves 56-0 last season after establishing a three-game winning streak against the Falcons. 

at Southfield-Lathrup (1-8) — 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12
Groves has won 18 of the last 22 meetings, but the one-time familiar foes haven’t battled since 2007.

vs. Pontiac High (0-9) — 7 p.m. Sept. 19
This is the first meeting between the schools since Pontiac came into existence in 2009 after combining Pontiac Northern and Central.

vs. Hazel Park High (0-9) — 7 p.m. Sept. 26
Groves has gone 2-2 against the Vikings in the last four meetings, including last season’s 54-6 win.

vs. Auburn Hills Avondale (5-4) — 7 p.m. Oct. 3
The programs have met four straight years with each winning two and never back-to-back games. Last season, Groves won 49-22.

at Berkley High (3-6) — 7 p.m. Oct. 10
The Bears and Falcons are 2-2 against each other in the previous four seasons. Before the renewal of the series, they last played in 2001. 

vs. Farmington High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Oct. 17
The battle of the Falcons, the teams last met in 2009 with Farmington taking bragging rights on the name 24-8.

vs. Waterford Mott (4-5) — 7 p.m. Oct. 24
Mott edged Groves 30-22 in the final regular season game last year. Previously, the programs hadn’t met since 2001 when Groves was the victor 12-3.

Schedule information courtesy of www.macombmac.misd.net and www.mhsaa.com; historical data courtesy of www.michigan-football.com.