2019 Football Preview: Pontiac Notre Dame Prep

By: C & G Sports Staff | C&G Newspapers | Published August 7, 2019

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vs. Linden High (4-5) — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29
The 2019 opener will mark the first meeting between the Eagles and Fighting Irish. Before missing out last season, Linden had made the playoffs every year since 2002.

vs. Muskegon Catholic Central (3-6) — 7 p.m. Sept. 6
The Crusaders and Fighting Irish met for the first time last season. Prep won the game 21-7.

at Dearborn Divine Child (4-5) — 7 p.m. Sept. 13
These two teams last met in 2015. In that matchup, Notre Dame Prep came away with the 35-25 win.

vs. Berkley High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Sept. 20
After three consecutive years of postseason contention, the Bears have missed the playoffs the past two seasons. When Berkley and Prep last got together, in 2016, the Irish came away with the 26-3 win.

vs. Detroit Leadership Academy (4-5) — 7 p.m. Sept. 27
This year will mark just the fourth season in program history for the Cougars. Detroit Leadership has a 8-18 overall record through three seasons.

at Guerin Catholic (Indiana) — 7 p.m. Oct. 4
The Fighting Irish will be looking for revenge when these two teams meet. Guerin Catholic beat Prep last year 31-14.

vs. Milford High (1-8) — 7 p.m. Oct. 11
The Mavericks have not made the playoffs or had a winning season since 2012 and have surrendered exactly 340 points each of the last two seasons. Milford and Prep will play each other for the first time this season.

vs. Detroit Public Safety Academy (7-3) — 7 p.m. Oct. 18
In just their third year as a program, the Eagles won seven games and made the playoffs. Despite the recent success, the Eagles are 0-2 against the Fighting Irish and were unable to score a point in either game.

at Troy Athens (1-8) — 7 p.m. Oct. 25
From 2017 to 2018, the Red Hawks scored six fewer points offensively but allowed 60 fewer points on defense. Athens has not made the playoffs since 2011 and has had just one winning season since that year.

Schedule provided by mhsaa.com and historical data provided by michigan-football.com.