2019 Football Preview: Birmingham Groves

2018 Record: 10-3

By: C & G Sports Staff | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published July 16, 2019


at Grosse Pointe South (8-2) — 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Wayne State University
South and Groves last played in 2016 when the Falcons secured a 44-10 victory in a Division 2 regional final.

at West Bloomfield High (9-3) — 7 p.m. Sept. 6
The Lakers made the playoffs for the fifth straight year last season. Groves and West Bloomfield opened the season in 2018. The Lakers won 39-28 to even the series at 14-14.

vs. Rochester High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Sept. 13
The Falcons played a tight game against Groves last season, but fell 35-28. Rochester leads the all-time series 11-8.

at Oak Park High (9-2) — 6 p.m. Sept. 20
Of the Falcons’ three losses last season, one of them came at the hands of Oak Park 13-7. Groves still leads the all-time series 7-6.

vs. Troy Athens (1-8) — 7 p.m. Sept. 27
Before last season, the Falcons and Red Hawks had not matched up with each other since 2006. Groves has won last year 42-6, but Athens leads the all-time series 18-7.

at Troy High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Oct. 4
In last season’s battle, the Falcons overwhelmed the Colts in a 38-0 win. In their last two meetings, Groves has outscored Troy 59-3.

vs. Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (3-6) — 7 p.m. Oct. 11
Prior to the 2017 season, the Cougars and Falcons had not played against one another since 2009. Groves won the past two matchups against Stoney, outscoring the Cougars 42-9.

at Birmingham Seaholm (7-3) — 7 p.m. Oct. 18
The two teams played twice last season, with Groves taking both matchups. The Maples haven’t beaten the Falcons since a 28-22 win in 2013. Despite that, Seaholm is 40-20 overall against its rival.

at Brownstown Woodhaven (8-2) — 7 p.m. Oct. 25
The Falcons and Warriors will close the regular season in the first-ever matchup between the two schools. Last year, Woodhaven won the Downriver League, but fell in the first round of the postseason to Monroe High.