High school football is under way; who will win WWAC Blue Division?

Photo by Daniel Gretzner
Divine Child football head coach, Steve Robb (fourth from right) explains a key play to his varsity players during a recent practice. DC plays at home against Inkster on Thursday.

Now that summer is coming to an end, the “boys of fall” are taking their positions on the local prep gridiron scene. What local varsity team will wind up winning the title this year?

The brand new football season got underway last week. A bunch of non-league opening games started things off. Fordson and Dearborn High may wind up again fighting for first place in the Western Wayne Athletic Conference.

Meanwhile, city neighbor Edsel Ford could make some waves within the WWAC. The Thunderbirds should improve on their 4-5 season of a year ago. Head coach Mark Tyler hopes to field a team that strongly competes with arch rivals and other members of the circuit’s Blue Division.

Fordson head coach Walker Zaban is going into his seventh season as the Tractors’ mentor. His Tractors are the defenders of the 2011 WWAC Blue Division championship. They went unbeaten at 4-0 in the division last year.

The Pioneers of DHS started their season last weekend as head coach Dave Mifsud sent his squad up against Chippewa Valley. The contest was held at Wayne State University and was one of two games played in the Grid Kickoff Classic.

Upcoming games will see Fordson on the road Thursday at Redford Thurston. Dearborn will meet Dearborn Heights Robichaud on the road Friday afternoon and Edsel Ford travels to Garden City Friday night.

DC is challenger in AA Division
Steve Robb is in his first year as the new Divine Child head coach. How will his team do?

“We have kids with limited varsity experience, so it will take a few games to see what we are capable of doing on the football field,” Robb said. “I can only hope for the best from my team.”

His Falcons compete in the AA Division of the Detroit Catholic League.

DC hosts Inkster at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. A victory would make the students, faculty and alumni a happy bunch. The Silvery Lane campus would like to see a winning season for the west Dearborn parochial school.