Football

Published August 22, 2016

Utica High Chieftains
Last season’s record:
4-5
League: Macomb Area Conference White Division
Returning starters: Eight
First game: at Waterford Kettering, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

Offensive keys:
Utica High is replacing four starters on an offensive line that blocked for All-State running back Kumehnnu Gwilly, who is now playing for Central Michigan University.

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Published July 22, 2016

Team name: Hazel Park High Vikings
Last season’s record: 1-8
League: Oakland Activities Association Blue Division
Returning starters: 10
First game: vs. Warren Fitzgerald, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

Offensive keys:
Coach Kyle Rowley cited right tackle Bruce Kish, slot receiver Malik Harris, running back T’Shawn Green and quarterback Damian Ewald as key returning players for Hazel Park.

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Published July 22, 2016

Team name: Sterling Heights High Stallions
Last season’s record: 7-3
League: Macomb Area Conference Blue Division
Returning starters: Nine
First game: at Dearborn Edsel Ford, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

Offensive keys:
Health is the key, according to coach Brent Widdows, who is in his eighth year leading the program.

The roster includes just 23 players.

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Published August 18, 2016

Walled Lake Western Warriors
Last season’s record:
12-1
League: Kensington Lakes Activities Association North Division
Returning starters: Eight
First game: vs. Farmington High, 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Michigan Stadium

Offensive keys:
The Warriors set a program record for points in 2015, scoring 522 of them while winning their first 12 games.

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Published July 22, 2016

Warren Fitzgerald Spartans
Last season’s record:
6-4
League: Macomb Area Conference Silver Division
Returning starters: 17
First game: at Hazel Park High, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

Offensive keys:
Spartans coach Gary Skop, who has led the team to the playoffs in each of his two seasons with the school, said his skill position players are solid this season.

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Published July 22, 2016

Warren Mott Marauders
Last season’s record:
6-4
League: Macomb Area Conference Red Division
Returning starters: 13
First game: at Troy Athens, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

Offensive keys:
Coach Tom Milanov, now in his 20th year with the program and 17th as head coach, said team speed and work ethic are the strengths of his team.

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Published July 22, 2016

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Clinton Township Clintondale Dragons
Last season’s record: 5-5
League: Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division
Returning starters: 11
First game: at Dearborn Heights Crestwood, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

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Published August 23, 2016

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Last season’s record: 5-4

League: Oakland Activities Association Red Division

Returning starters: Nine

First game: vs. Warren Mott, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

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Published July 20, 2016

Team name: Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology Warriors
Last season’s record: 0-0
League: Oakland Activities Association Red Division
Returning starters: N/A
First game: vs. Detroit Martin Luther King, 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Wayne State University

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Published July 19, 2016

Team name: Berkley High Bears
Last season’s record: 9-3
League: Oakland Activities Association Blue Division
Returning starters: 16
First game: at Holly High, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

Offensive keys:
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Published August 23, 2016

Rochester Adams Highlanders
Last season’s record:
4-5
League: Oakland Activities Association White Division
Returning starters: Nine
First game: at Rochester High 7 p.m. Aug. 26

Offensive keys:
With nine starters back on offense, plus a fourth-year starting quarterback, Rochester Adams appears poised to have a strong offense this fall.

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Published August 23, 2016

Macomb Dakota Cougars
Last season’s record:
9-3
League: Macomb Area Conference Red Division
Returning starters: 14
First game: vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

Offensive keys:
First-year Cougars coach Greg Baur, who takes the head job after serving as the team’s defensive coordinator for 11 seasons, said his team is strong and talented at the skill positions.

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Published August 24, 2016

PREVIEW
Last season’s record:
7-4

League: Macomb Area Conference White Division

Returning starters: Eight

First game: vs. Detroit Cody, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

Offensive keys:
Coach Tim Brandon expects that his young defensive backfield is going to give up some points while they are feeling their way at the varsity level.

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Published August 23, 2016

PREVIEW
Last season’s record:
7-3

League: Oakland Activities Association White Division

Returning starters: Five

First game: vs. East Kentwood High, 4 p.m. Aug. 27

Offensive keys:
Coach John Herrington feels good about the running game, as well as the offensive line, which leads to what he considers to be the really big key.

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Published August 22, 2016

Preview

Last season’s record: 4-5

League: Oakland Activities Association Blue Division

Returning starters: 10

First game: at St. Clair Shores Lakeview, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

Offensive keys:
Although there are some players at skill positions who have the potential to take Royal Oak a long way, head coach Ray McMann is looking for more than that to help the Ravens succeed offensively.

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Published August 22, 2016

PREVIEW
Last season’s record: 7-3

League: Macomb Area Conference Red Division

Returning starters: Four

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Published July 18, 2016

Team name: Sterling Heights Stevenson Titans
Last season’s record: 7-3
League: Macomb Area Conference Red Division
Returning starters: 10
First game: vs. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at the University of Michigan

Offensive keys:
Third-year Stevenson coach Kevin Frederick said size up front and athleticism at the skill positions are his team’s strengths.

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Published July 18, 2016

Team name: Roseville High Panthers
Last season’s record: 4-5
League: Macomb Area Conference Blue Division
Returning starters: Eight
First game: Eastpointe East Detroit, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

Offensive keys:
Coach Mel Richendoller said his team is utilizing the option.

Last year’s team was the first to average 30 points per game over a full season.

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Published August 23, 2016

Birmingham Groves Falcons
Last season’s record:
10-1
League: Oakland Activities Association White Division
Returning starters: 12
First game: at West Bloomfield High, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

Offensive keys:
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Published August 23, 2016

Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets
Last season’s record:
11-2
League: Independent
Returning starters: 13
First game: at Port Huron High, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

Offensive keys:
Country Day reached the state semifinals a year ago in Division 4, and then in a snowstorm at West Bloomfield High, fell to Flint Powers Catholic 21-14.

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