Football Preview: Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day

By: C & G Sports Staff | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published August 6, 2018


Team name: Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets
Last season’s record: 4-5
League: Independent
Returning starters: N/A
First game: 7 p.m. Aug. 24 vs. Detroit Mumford

Offensive keys:
Country Day scored a total of 210 points last season, and 66 of them came in one game. The total output was the program’s lowest since 2004. The Yellowjackets were also held to single digits in three of their five losses. Needless to say, scoring points will be a priority this season.

Defensive keys:
While the offense struggled, Country Day’s defense was solid. The unit had two shutouts and kept opponents in single digits four times. In total, the Yellowjackets allowed 13.5 points per game.

Coach’s outlook:
Coach Dan MacLean did not respond for comment by press time.
— Timothy Pontzer



vs. Detroit Mumford (7-4) — 7 p.m. Aug. 24
Last season was the first time Country Day missed the playoffs since 2005. The road back starts with the Mustangs. The programs met once before back in 2012. Country Day won that contest 41-0.

at Detroit U-D Jesuit (4-5) — 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Country Day leads the series 9-5. Before a break last year, the programs met in eight straight seasons.

vs. Flushing High (9-3) — 7 p.m. Sept. 7
The Raiders come to town in Week 3. Country Day leads the series 2-1, but Flushing got the best of the Yellowjackets last season 26-19.

at Detroit Loyola (2-6) — 7 p.m. Sept. 14
The Bulldogs had double-digit victories in six straight seasons before last year. Overall, Loyola is 3-0 against the Yellowjackets, which includes a 24-14 victory last season.

at Ferndale High (8-2) — 7 p.m. Sept. 21
Last year was the first time these squads met on the football field. The Eagles came away with a 17-7 victory. Ferndale has made the playoffs in two straight seasons.

at Richland Gull Lake (3-6) — 7 p.m. Sept. 28
This is the first meeting between the programs. The Blue Devils haven’t finished with a winning record since 2009.

vs. Harper Woods Chandler Park (6-4) — 1 p.m. Oct. 6
The programs have played a total of four times. Chandler Park’s lone win came back in 2011. The last time they played was a 36-0 Country Day victory in 2015.

at Linden High (9-3) — 7 p.m. Oct. 12
The Eagles have won at least seven games since 2001, but Country Day is 2-0 against Linden in that span. This is the last scheduled regular-season game for the Yellowjackets. With eight total games, five wins will be enough to automatically qualify for the playoffs.