The Prep Kickoff Classic is the premier season-opening high school football event in Michigan organized by the Detroit Sports Commission and hosted at Wayne State University.
2016 SCHEDULE – ALL GAMES WILL BE AVAILABLE POST-EVENT. TIME IS LISTED IS THE ONSITE GAME START TIME. PLEASE ADJUST YOUR SCHEDULE ACCORDINGLY, THANK YOU.
Thursday, Aug. 25
Woodhaven vs. Lincoln Park, 4 p.m.
Chippewa Valley vs. Lake Orion, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26
Allen Park vs. Taylor Kennedy, 4 p.m.
Canton vs. Dearborn Fordson, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Chelsea vs. River Rouge, 12 p.m.
Southfield A&T vs. Detroit King, 3 p.m.
Detroit Cass Tech vs. Oak Park, 6 p.m.
Founded in 2005, the Prep Kickoff Classic was created to provide a unique and memorable experience for players, coaches, fans, cheerleaders, and band members. The event moved from Eastern Michigan University to WSU in 2012. Formerly known as the Big Day Prep Showdown, the event was recognized at the Outstanding Locally Created Event in 2008 by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) for excellence in all aspects, including attendance, marketing, promotion and community presence.