WSU's Adams Field will be the home of Warren DeLaSalle football this season, as well as host of the Prep Kickoff Classic, Aug. 28-30. (Ricardo Thomas / Detroit News)
Detroit — Wayne State University will be the place to be for high school football this fall.
In fact, Adams Field on the campus of WSU will be the home of Warren DeLaSalle High School.
DeLaSalle, ranked No. 9 in The News’ preseason rankings, will host five games at WSU, starting with Clarke Road Secondary Academy (London, Ontario) on Friday, Sept. 5.
DeLaSalle’s other home games:
■ Sept. 12 — Canada Prep Academy (nonconference)
■ Sept. 19 — No. 4 Birmingham Brother Rice (Catholic League)
■ Sept. 26 — No. 13 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (Catholic League)
■ Oct. 3 — Dearborn Fordson on Oct. 3 (nonconference, homecoming).
“We’ve never had a home field before, always had to rent a field from one public school one week, and then from another one for the next game, so this is going to be great for the kids,” said Paul Verska, who is starting his 13th year as DeLaSalle’s head coach.
“It’s a great facility, a great field. We’ll have more consistency in our program, a more stable environment and can get into a routine by knowing we will be playing on Friday nights like the rest of the state schools.”
Wayne State will host the Prep Kickoff Classic Aug. 28-30. On Aug. 28, West Bloomfield will face Dearborn at 1 p.m., followed by Temperance Bedford-Dearborn Fordson at 4 and Allen Park-Melvindale at 7.
On Aug. 29, Warren Mott will play Detroit Cody at 1 p.m., followed by Orchard Lake St. Mary’s-Southfield at 4 and Detroit Cass Tech-Oak Park at 7. On Aug. 30, Detroit East English Village Prep will play Lansing Sexton at 11 a.m., followed by Birmingham Brother Rice-Chicago Brother Rice at 2.