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Detroit Sports Commission Announces 2013 Prep Football Kickoff Classic Schedule

By: , February 17, 2013, 12:00 am




Games include 2012 MHSAA State Champs, Top SE Michigan and Ohio teams

DETROIT – The Detroit Sports Commission announced today the schedule of match-ups for the 2013 Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic to take place at Tom Adams Field on the campus of Wayne State University Aug. 29-31.

Featuring the most comprehensive grouping of teams in its nine-year history, the 2013 Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic will include back-to-back state champions Detroit Cass Tech (Division 1) and Birmingham Brother Rice (Division 2) as well as the top Catholic League teams from Southeast Michigan, Cleveland and Toledo, and teams from top conferences in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

“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.  “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.”

2013 Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic Game Match-Ups

 Thursday, Aug. 29:

4 p.m. – Dearborn 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 (OH) St. Ignatius

5 p.m. – Warren De La Salle vs. Toledo Central Catholic


The Detroit Sports Commission is committed to hosting a high-quality event at WSU and welcomes sponsors and partners from the businessand civic community who are interested in collaborating to enhance the game-day experience for the participating schools, teams and fans.

For more information on the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic, visit You can also follow the DSC on Facebook and Twitter

ABOUT THE DETROIT SPORTS COMMISSION: The mission of the Detroit Sports Commission is to enhance the local economy and image of metro Detroit by attracting and hosting amateur, international and professional sporting events. The DSC is a not-for-profit charitable organization, IRS 501 (C) (3), and a subsidiary of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau.