St. Clair Shores Lakeview football players celebrate a play during a Week 1 win over Royal Oak High. The Huskies meet Sterling Heights Stevenson at 7 p.m. Aug. 30.

St. Clair Shores Lakeview football players celebrate a play during a Week 1 win over Royal Oak High. The Huskies meet Sterling Heights Stevenson at 7 p.m. Aug. 30.

Photo by Sarah Purlee


Macomb Mashups — previewing Week 2 football matchups

By: Jason Carmel Davis | Online Only | Published August 29, 2018

 Roseville High football coach Mike Mahar cheers on his players during an early season practice. The Panthers face Clinton Township Chippewa Valley in Week 2 with both teams looking to move to 2-0.

Roseville High football coach Mike Mahar cheers on his players during an early season practice. The Panthers face Clinton Township Chippewa Valley in Week 2 with both teams looking to move to 2-0.

Photo by Donna Agusti


The butterflies are gone now for all the state’s prep football teams, as they’ve all got one game under their belts.

It’s on now. Prep football teams are now in the thick of the season. That’s includes teams throughout Macomb County.

In this edition of Macomb Mashups, we look at some battles featuring teams looking to start 2-0, along with a special night for one local team.

St. Clair Shores Lakeview (1-0) at Sterling Heights Stevenson (1-0) – 7 p.m. Aug. 30

Both of these programs are looking to rebound from down campaigns in 2017. Both Stevenson and Lakeview finished last season with 2-7 records. A win for either matches last season’s win total, as both squads came up with Week 1 wins. Stevenson will look for its first win over Lakeview in what will be the teams’ second meeting — and first since 1972. The Titans have started 0-2 in two straight years. The Huskies lost five straight to end the 2017 season. Follow @CandGSports on Twitter for live, in-game updates and check www.candgnews.com Aug. 30 for a full recap.

Grandville High (0-1) at Warren De La Salle (0-1) – 7 p.m. Aug, 31 at Wayne State University

This will be a special game, as De La Salle’s 2017 Division 2 state title-winning team will be honored during the contest. Both teams will look to rebound after tough losses to tough teams — the Pilots fell to Muskegon High, while Grandville lost to Clarkston. De La Salle and Grandville met in Week 2 last season, with the Pilots winning 31-0. Grandville has made the playoffs four straight years. De La Salle hasn’t started 0-2 since 2004.

Roseville High (1-0) at Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (1-0) – 7 p.m. Aug. 30

Roseville hopes to have a change in fortune when it faces Chippewa Valley, as the Big Reds lead the series 9-2. The teams last met in 2010, when Chippewa Valley won 28-0. The Big Reds last season scored a school-record 462 points. The Panthers are coming off a tough 18-6 win over Detroit Delta Prep. Chippewa Valley in Week 1 downed a good Saline High team 31-26.

Schedule information courtesy www.mhsaa.com.
Historical data courtesy www.michigan-football.com.