Three Catholic League powers plus Canton, Chippewa Valley, Fordson and Lake Orion headline the 2015 PKC lineup
The 11th annual Prep Kickoff Classic will be held, once again, at Wayne State University on Aug. 27-29.
This season the PKC will be held the weekend before the busy Labor Day weekend.
The classic features three defending state champions in two of its three games on Saturday, Aug. 29.
Defending Division 7 champion Detroit Loyola will play defending Division 3 champion Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (Division 3) at 11 a.m. This will be the first meeting between the two Catholic League schools. Loyola won its first title last season after losing in the final each of the previous two seasons.
On Thursday the seven-game classic kicks off with a Downriver League matchup, Southgate Anderson against Trenton, at 4 p.m. Lake Orion will face Clinton Township Chippewa Valley, a Division 1 regional finalist last season, at 7. Last season Chippewa Valley defeated Lake Orion, 38-35, at Chippewa Valley.
On Friday another Downriver League game will held at 4 p.m. Allen Park, 4-0 in PKC games, will play Taylor Kennedy, which will makes its first appearance.
The Downriver League brings two of its matchups to Midtown. Southgate Anderson and Trenton will open the event on Thursday at 4 p.m. Both schools will each be making their third appearance in the event. On Friday, Allen Park, boasting a 4-0 record in the Prep Kickoff Classic, takes on newcomer Taylor Kennedy, at 4 p.m.