2019 Football Preview: West Bloomfield High

2018 Record: 9-3

By: C & G Sports Staff | West Bloomfield Beacon | Published July 11, 2019

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vs. Oak Park High (9-2) — 7 p.m. Aug. 30
West Bloomfield knocked off Oak Park 27-21 last season and is 5-1 all-time against the Knights. Oak Park’s lone win came back in 2011.

vs. Birmingham Groves (10-3) — 7 p.m. Sept. 6
The Lakers defeated Groves in last year’s regular-season opener 39-28. Groves and West Bloomfield each have 14 wins in the series.

at Southfield A&T (3-6) — 7 p.m. Sept. 13
A&T bested West Bloomfield last year 37-35. Since A&T opened in 2016, the Warriors have won three of the first four meetings.

vs. Clarkston High (11-3) — 7 p.m. Sept. 20
After claiming a Division 1 state title win 3-2 over the Lakers in 2017, the Wolves again defeated the Lakers in 2018. West Bloomfield hasn’t beaten Clarkston since September of 2017.

at Lake Orion High (5-5) — 7 p.m. Sept. 27
The Lakers had no problem with Lake Orion last year, cruising to a 42-21 victory. The Dragons’ last win over West Bloomfield was in 2013.

vs. Rochester Adams (6-4) — 7 p.m. Oct. 4
Adams and West Bloomfield have played some tight games over the last two seasons, with the Lakers claiming victory in both contests, each by less than 5 points.

vs. Bloomfield Hills High (2-7) — 7 p.m. Oct. 11
West Bloomfield has had its way with Bloomfield Hills over the years, holding a 5-1 edge in the all-time series, including a 50-7 win last year.

at Oxford High (8-3) — 7 p.m. Oct. 18
After falling to the Wildcats in their first meeting back in 2013, the Lakers have gone on to win five straight in the series.

vs. Catholic High School League crossover — 7 p.m. Oct. 25
Last season, West Bloomfield defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 13-10 in its Catholic League crossover game. It was the first meeting between the two schools.

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

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