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.
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.