2019 Football Preview: Birmingham Seaholm

2018 Record: 7-3

By: C & G Sports Staff | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published July 23, 2019


vs. Ferndale High (7-3) — 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Seaholm handled the Eagles with ease last season, taking the matchup 53-8. Seaholm leads the overall series 31-21-1. The Maples have only played Birmingham Groves (60) and now-closed Southfield High (54) more times.

at Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (3-6) — 7 p.m. Sept. 6
This matchup took a year off last season. When these two teams got together in 2017, the Cougars came away with a 16-14 win.

at Troy High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Sept. 13
Also taking a year off last season, the Colts got past Seaholm 13-2 in 2017. It was the first time the Maples were held to exactly 2 points since 2008.

vs. Rochester High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Sept. 20
The Falcons have just one win against Seaholm in eight tries. That win came in 2017, when Rochester topped the Maples 28-27.

at Rochester Adams (6-4) — 7 p.m. Sept. 27
The Highlanders made the postseason for a third straight year last season and have beaten the Maples eight times in nine tries. Seaholm’s lone victory in the series came in 1996.

vs. Oak Park High (9-2) — 7 p.m. Oct. 4
The Maples hold a 5-4 advantage in the all-time series, but the Knights have won four straight, including 28-0 in 2017.

at Troy Athens (1-8) — 7 p.m. Oct. 11
In the season opener last year, Seaholm took the 41-7 victory. It was the most points the Maples had scored in a season opener since 2011, when they beat North Farmington 48-14.

vs. Birmingham Groves (9-3) — 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 Auburn Hills Avondale (7-3) — 7 p.m. Oct. 25
This is the first meeting since 2013, when the Maples prevailed 56-28. Seaholm finished with nine wins that season, which is tied for the third best in program history.