2019 Football Preview: Troy Athens

2018 Record: 1-8

By: C & G Sports Staff | Troy Times | Published July 23, 2019

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vs. Detroit Old Redford (1-8) — 7 p.m. Aug. 29
The two programs have not previously played against each other. Old Redford’s inaugural season was 2004.

vs. Troy High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Sept. 6
Athens won last season’s game against the Colts 31-0. Troy has won 28 of the 46 games played between the programs.

at Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (3-6) — 7 p.m. Sept. 13
Last year, Stoney Creek won 34-14 to improve to 6-2 all-time against Athens. Stoney Creek scored less than 10 points four times last season.

vs. Southfield A&T (3-6) — 7 p.m. Sept. 20
The Warriors won last season 50-20 to improve to 2-0 all-time against Athens. Southfield last qualified for the playoffs in 2016, which was its inaugural season.

at Birmingham Groves (10-3) — 7 p.m. Sept. 27
Of the 25 games played between the programs, Groves won just its seventh against Athens with a 42-6 victory last year. Last season, the Falcons scored 35 or more points seven times and qualified for the playoffs for the seventh time in the last eight years.

at Rochester High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Oct. 4
The Falcons won their third consecutive game against Athens with a 23-20 victory last year. Rochester has qualified for the playoffs just three times since 1990.

vs. Birmingham Seaholm (7-3) — 7 p.m. Oct. 11
In the three games played between the programs, Seaholm won its first against Athens with a 41-7 victory last season. After having previously gone four seasons without making the playoffs, the Maples qualified last year.

at Oak Park High (9-2) — 7 p.m. Oct. 18
Oak Park is now 3-4 all-time against Athens after coming away with a 33-14 win last season. In each of the last two years, Oak Park’s season has ended with a playoff loss to Warren De La Salle.

vs. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (4-5) — 7 p.m. Oct. 25
After having previously qualified for the postseason in five of seven years, Prep did not make the playoffs last year. This is the first meeting between the programs.