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Wayne State hosts Prep Kickoff Classic featuring big names, big games

August 26, 2014

Midtown Detroit is home to some of the hottest restaurants, boutique stores - and this weekend - some of the best football players in the state. Sixteen teams from Detroit Cass Tech to Lansing Sexton and Chicago Brother Rice are taking part in the Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University. The season-opening high school football is organized by the Detroit Sports Commission and features an estimated 40 players who have signed to play at Division 1 schools. In addition to showcasing the top talent, the event gives players, bands and cheerleaders to play and perform at a college environment. The event was founded in 2005, and moved to Wayne State University in 2012. The home of Warriors not only is hosting the Kickoff Classic, but will also be the home for De La Salle High School football games and the Michigan-Ohio high school football all-star game in June 2015. The action kicks off 1 p.m. Thursday as West Bloomfield takes on Dearborn, and continues through Saturday with the 2 p.m. game between Birmingham Brother Rice and Chicago Brother Rice.