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Dearborn High, Fordson to Play Prep Football Kickoff Classic This Summer

The Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic will run Aug. 29-31 at Wayne State University.

Dearborn High School will open its football season for a second time against Chippewa Valley High School at the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University this August, the commission announced Monday.

Additionally Fordson High School will make their debut at the tournament against Macomb Dakota.

Formerly known as the Big Day Prep Showdown, the Prep Kickoff Classic will be held at Tom Adams Field on the campus of Wayne State Aug. 29-31.

This year's program will feature the most comprehensive grouping of teams in the event's nine-year history, including back-to-back state champions Detroit Cass Tech and top Catholic League teams from Southeast Michigan, Cleveland and Toledo.

“The Detroit Sports Commission is extremely pleased to announce the most diverse schedule of games in the nine-year history of the Prep Kickoff Classic,” said Dave Beachnau, DSC executive director, in a prepared statement. “Our annual goal for this event is to be inclusive and provide a must-see line-up of games featuring top teams and top players in a one-stop-shop setting for high school football.”

Here's a look at the lineup:

Thursday, Aug. 29:

  • 4 p.m. - Dearborn High vs. Chippewa Valley
  • 7 p.m. - Dearborn Fordson vs. Macomb Dakota

Friday, Aug. 30:

  • 4 p.m. - Orchard Lake St. Mary’s vs. Oak Park
  • 7 p.m. - Detroit Cass Tech vs. Southfield

Saturday, Aug. 31:

  • 1:30 p.m. - Birmingham Brother Rice vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius
  • 5 p.m. - Warren De La Salle vs. Toledo Central Catholic

Ticket information not yet available.

For more information on the DSC Prep Kickoff Classic, visit www.detroitsports.org

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