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David Goricki's Week 2 high school football rankings

Tyler Cochran, front, and Orchard Lake St. Mary's come in as the 10th-best team in the state this week. Steve Perez / Detroit News

Entering the second week of the season David Goricki of The Detroit News offers up his first rankings of the state's top programs, plus Metro Detroit rankings. More

David Goricki's Prep Insider: Rodney Hall grows up fast as Cass Tech QB

D.J. Zezula directed touchdown drives on the first three possession in defending champion Clarkston's 24-21 victory over Macomb Dakota. Steve Perez / Detroit News

Hall was stepping in to replace all-state-caliber quarterback Jayru Campbell, who led Cass Tech to consecutive Division 1 state titles in 2011 and '12 and a semifinal spot last year before his arrest for assaulting a school security guard. More

David Goricki's top-five high school football games this week

Birmingham Brother Rice quarterback Alex Malzone threw four touchdown passes in his team's season-opening 40-34 victory over Chicago Brother Rice. Mark Bialek / Special to the Detroit News

Lake Orion (0-1) at Troy Athens (1-0): This could be another shootout. Athens gave up 31 points in a victory over L'Anse Creuse North, and Matt Krause ran for a school-record 407 yards for Lake Orion, but in a 38-35 loss to Clinton Township Chippewa Valley. More

Saturday's high schools roundup: Birmingham Brother Rice rallies in second half

Squaring off against Chicago Brother Rice in the Prep Kickoff Classic finale at Wayne State's Adams Field, the teams combined to score 27 points in the first three minutes and the Warriors found themselves trailing for the majority of the game. More

Orchard Lake St. Mary's edges Southfield at Wayne State

Orchard Lake St. Mary's defensive end Devon Defrances sacks Southfield quarterback Kanye Harris in the second quarter. Defrances helped limit the Southfield running game to 38 yards before Harris started finding success through the air. Photos by Steve Perez / Detroit News

Tyson Smith knows the excitement of an opening-game win and he played a big part of it, hauling in a 60-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Tabone to help St. Mary's to a 21-19 victory. More

Rodney Hall leads comeback as Cass Tech downs Oak Park, 27-26

With two outstanding running backs playing, Michigan-bound Mike Weber of Cass Tech and John Kelly of Oak Park, it was Hall who threw for 178 yards and a touchdown, rallying his team with a 13-point fourth quarter. More

Friday's high school football roundup: Onside kick helps Divine Child roll

An onside kick early in the second half of the final game of the River Rouge Kickoff Classic between Dearborn Divine Child and Detroit Consortium proved to be pivotal as Divine Child used that to go on and win 49-28. More

Clarkston has finishing touch on season-opening victory

Clarkston quarterback D.J. Zezula breaks away from Macomb Dakota's Dimitri Abro during Thursday's season opener in Clarkston. Steve Perez / The Detroit News

Simply put, Clarkston finished its drives and Macomb Dakota didn't, especially in the first half, resulting in a 24-21 victory by the defending Division 1 state champions in the season opener before their home fans Thursday night. More

West Bloomfield dual-threat QB Trishton Jackson piles up yards in victory over Dearborn

West Bloomfield teammates Marcellus Mitchell, left, and Jacob Phillips celebrate a touchdown scored by Navon Mosley, center. Robin Buckson / Detroit News

It wasn't a question of weather West Bloomfield quarterback Trishton Jackson could move the ball, but could he finish enough drives against Dearborn's defense Thursday. Aside from a couple early mistakes, the answer is yes, he could finish enough drives. More

Thursday's high schools roundup: Big second quarter powers Dearborn Fordson over Temperance Bedford

Muhammed Zahr threw for 181 yards and four touchdowns, and Jamil Sabbagh racked up 163 yards of offense and three touchdowns as Fordson scored on its first four possessions en route to a 41-21 victory over Temperance Bedford. More

Detroit News high-school football picks: Week 1

Detroit News staffers make their Week 1 high-school football predictions. Detroit News

Wayne State's Adams Field is the place to be over the next few days if you're a high school football fan with the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic opening the 2014 season. More

Monday's high schools roundup: St. Clair routs South Lake in boys soccer

Dave Bergeron and Aaron Smith each scored two goals as St. Clair defeated St. Clair Shores South Lake 7-0 in a Macomb Area Conference boys soccer game Monday. More

Detroit News top high school football teams: Clarkston looks ready to roll

Clarkston High School quarterback D.J. Zezula prepares to pass during morning practice. Jose Juarez / Special to The Detroit News

D.J. Zezula loves being part of a powerhouse offense and plans to help defending Division 1 state champion Clarkston light up the scoreboard again during his senior year at quarterback. More

Detroit News selects the top 10 games of the high school football season

Detroit Cass Tech and coach Thomas Wilcher go up against No. 5 Oak Park next week. Steve Perez / Detroit News

What a way to open up the season. Dakota, the top team in Macomb County, will attempt to spoil Clarkston's first home game since winning the Division 1 state championship. More



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