Premier season-opening prep football event returns to Midtown Detroit

Event to include top local football teams

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DETROIT - On Wednesday, the Detroit Sports Commission announced the schedule of match-ups for the 2013 Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic, which will take place at Tom Adams Field on the campus of Wayne State University on August 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). Other participants include 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 Schedule

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 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 business and civic community who are interested in collaborating to enhance the game-day experience for the participating schools, teams and fans.

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