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The Week Ahead: Seaholm and Groves Football In The Hunt

The Maples play Avondale in the game of the week while the Falcons will go for a fourth-straight win against Andover.

Are you ready for some football? Groves and Seaholm are looking to pick up some big wins on the gridiron this week, while tennis and cross country also have big matches in the lineup. Here's a look at the big games ahead:

Football

Groves

The varsity football team will head to Andover this week for a game at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Falcons will try to keep the longest winning streak the school has had in seven years going against a Barons team still searching for their first win. 

Groves running back Keon Collier has scored four touchdowns in each of the past two games — can he make it three in a row? Andover’s defense has struggled at times, especially with its depth, so it's definitely possible. Groves' offense has helped the team gain a share of the conference lead in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division.

Seaholm

The varsity football team will try to keep pace with Groves when the team visits Avondale for a game at 7 p.m. Friday.

Both Seaholm and Avondale are 2-1 in the OAA Blue and a half-game behind Groves and Lahser for first place. .

Brother Rice, Detroit Country Day

Brother Rice will try to recover from last week's tough 21-20 home loss to Warren De La Salle as they face off against University of Detroit Jesuit at 1 p.m. Saturday at Berkley's Hurley Field.

Detroit Country Day, meanwhile, will try to make it three wins in a row against Belleville at 7 p.m. Friday under the lights at Eastern Michigan University.

A victory Friday would guarantee Country Day a winning record on their three-game road trip and put them over .500 for the first time all season. They should be the favorites this weekend against a Belleville team that is 0-4 on the season. 

On the schedule:

  • FRIDAY: Groves v. Andover (7 p.m.; away)
  • FRIDAY: Seaholm v. Avondale (7 p.m.; away)
  • FRIDAY: Detroit Country Day v. Belleville (7 p.m.; away)
  • SATURDAY: Brother Rice v. University of Detroit Jesuit (1 p.m.; away)

Brother Rice, Seaholm boys tennis

Brother Rice and Seaholm will clash on the tennis courts this week, playing at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Warriors' home courts. 

The Maples will have to face a trio of Brother Rice juniors Gunnar Peery, Jack Hamaty and Johnny Cameron, all who made it to the state semifinals last season in singles. The Warriors have played well in September and look like a favorite for the state championship this season.

Both teams will also have matches on Tuesday. Brother Rice plays Lahser at 4 p.m. while Seaholm will visit Andover at 4 p.m.

On the schedule:

  • TUESDAY: Brother Rice v. Lahser (4 p.m.; home)
  • TUESDAY: Seaholm v. Andover (4 p.m.; away)
  • THURSDAY: Brother Rice v. Seaholm (4 p.m.; at Brother Rice)

Cross country

The Seaholm, and Country Day boys and girls cross country teams will compete in a unique tournament on Saturday hosted by Romeo High School at Wolcott Farm. 

All three schools will run in the Old Skool Cross Country Classic, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The course has two river crossings, hay bails and its described as very muddy. What’s unique about the event is that each class runs separately — there’s a freshman race, sophomore race, junior race and senior race. The best five places overall in races are added up to make up the team scores.

Other schools competing at the event include Clawson, Center Line, Anchor Bay, Almont and East Detroit.

Also in the lineup, the Maples cross country team will have a tune up of sorts when it hosts Groves at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

On the schedule:

  • TUESDAY: Seaholm v. Groves (7 p.m.; at Seaholm)
  • SATURDAY: Old Skool Cross Country Classic (8:30 a.m.; at Wolcott Farm)

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