2019 Football Preview: Birmingham Brother Rice

2018 Record: 7-4

By: C & G Sports Staff | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published August 6, 2019


vs. Utica Eisenhower (6-4) — 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at Wayne State University
The Eagles have either made the playoffs or had a winning season every year since 1985. Last year, Ike made a playoff run but fell to the eventual Division 1 state champion, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley, in a predistrict game.

vs. Windsor Holy Names (Ontario) — 7 p.m. Sept. 5
Last year’s matchup was the first time these two teams faced off. Brother Rice won the game 41-21.

vs. Detroit U-D Jesuit (4-5) — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13
In 49 games against the Cubs, the Warriors have won 42 times. Rice blanked Jesuit 28-0 in last year’s matchup.

vs. Warren De La Salle (12-2) — 7 p.m. Sept. 21
Despite a 13-0 loss to the Pilots last season, the Warriors lead the all-time series between the two schools, holding a 43-15 advantage.

at Detroit Catholic Central (7-4) — 1 p.m. Sept. 29
The Warriors have not played another opponent more than they have played the Shamrocks. In 63 total matchups, Rice is 30-32-1 against its rival.

at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (3-6) — 7 p.m. Oct. 5
In the past two seasons, the Eaglets have combined for a 5-12 record. The last time St. Mary’s beat Rice was a 21-0 victory in 2016.

vs. Guerin Caholic (Indiana) — 7 p.m. Oct. 11
When the Golden Eagles travel up north this season, it will be for their first matchup all-time with the Warriors.

at Lapeer High (11-1) — 7 p.m. Oct. 18
Since the program’s formation in 2014, the Lightning have lost just 10 games. Lapeer had an 11-game win streak last year before a 13-0 loss to Clarkston High in a Division 1 regional final ended its season.

at TBA Prep Bowl or Crossover — 7 p.m. Oct. 25