Michigan’s Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic announces 2021 matchups

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After a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic returns at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Classic officials announced the six-game schedule earlier this week.

Headlining the card will be Cass Tech, a member of the Preseason High School Football America 300. The Technicians, who finished last year ranked No. 5 in the High School Football America Michigan Top 5, will play in the Saturday night finale on August 28 against Southfield A&T.

Related: 2021 Preseason High School Football America 300

Detroit Catholic Central, which finished No. 7 in our Michigan Top 10 last year, will play on the opening night against Chippewa Valley.

This year’s kickoff classic will also feature one out-of-state team. Chicago’s St. Patrick will take-on De La Salle on August 27. De La Salle finished runner-up in Division 2 last year.

2020-21 Division 3 runner-up River Rouge is also in this year’s field. The Panthers will open Saturday’s doubleheader against Eastpointe.

Below is the complete schedule.

2021 Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic Schedule

Thursday, August 26

Canton vs. Dearborn Fordson, 4 P.M.

Chippewa Valley vs. Detroit Catholic Central, 7 P.M.

Friday, August 27

Birmingham Groves vs. Dexter, 4 P.M.

St. Patrick (Chicago, Illinois) vs. De La Salle, 7 P.M.

Saturday, August 28

Eastpointe vs. River Rouge, 1 P.M.

Cass Tech vs. Southfield A&T, 4 P.M.

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