2019 Football Preview: Warren De La Salle

2018 Record: 12-2

By: C & G Sports Staff | Warren Weekly | Published July 12, 2019

vs. Muskegon High (13-1) — 7 p.m. Aug. 30
The two-time defending Division 2 state champs for the second straight year open the season against Muskegon, another state power. The Big Reds bested the Pilots 36-21 last season and didn’t lose until the D-3 championship game. De La Salle is 0-3 all-time against Muskegon.

vs. London (Ontario) St. Thomas Aquinas — 7 p.m. Sept. 6
De La Salle took the only two meetings (in 2017 and 2018) by a combined score of 115-7.

vs. Detroit Old Redford (1-8) — 7 p.m. Sept. 13
Old Redford was shut out four times in 2018 and scored more than 12 points just once. De La Salle last season allowed more than 10 points only three times.

at Birmingham Brother Rice (7-4) — 7 p.m. Sept. 21
Rice leads the series 43-15, but De La Salle has won four of the last five, including 13-0 last season.

at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (3-6) — 7 p.m. Sept. 27
The Pilots have taken three of four from the Eaglets, but they still trail the series 17-7. De La Salle won last season’s matchup 31-7.

vs. Novi Detroit Catholic Central (7-4) — 7 p.m. Oct. 4
De La Salle and Catholic Central have played four times in the last two seasons, with the Pilots winning three of those, including two Prep Bowl triumphs. The Shamrocks, though, hold a commanding 46-18 series lead.

vs. Davison High (7-3) — 7 p.m. Oct. 11
The Pilots downed the Cardinals 35-7 last season in the first meeting between the programs. The 7 points scored by Davison in the game were 26.6 under its season average.

at University of Detroit Jesuit (5-4) — 7 p.m. Oct. 18
De La Salle is 39-14-2 against Jesuit and won last year’s game 41-20. Only one team scored more on the Pilots last season.

vs. TBA Prep Bowl or crossover — TBA Oct. 25