Detroit News prep football picks: Week 1

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Running back Donovan Edwards, left, and West Bloomfield will take on Birmingham Groves in Week 1.

David Goricki, Rod Beard, Eric Coughlin and Craig Yuhas of The Detroit News offer their predictions for top games in Week 1 of the high school football season.

West Bloomfield at Birmingham Groves

Goricki: West Bloomfield

Beard: West Bloomfield

Coughlin: West Bloomfield

Yuhas: West Bloomfield

Belleville at Brighton

Goricki: Belleville

Beard: Belleville (Best bet)

Coughlin: Belleville (Best bet)

Yuhas: Belleville

Walled Lake Western at Detroit Catholic Central

Goricki: W.L. Western

Beard: W.L. Western

Coughlin: W.L. Western

Yuhas: Detroit Catholic Central

More: Honoring lost teammates fuel W.L. Central, Western football teams

More: Detroit News high school football season preview

Detroit East English at Detroit Cody

Goricki: Cody

Beard: Cody

Coughlin: Cody

Yuhas: Cody

Westland John Glenn at Novi

Goricki: Novi

Beard: Novi

Coughlin: Novi

Yuhas: Novi

Utica Eisenhower at Oak Park

Goricki: Oak Park

Beard: Oak Park

Coughlin: Oak Park

Yuhas: Oak Park

Clinton Township Chippewa Valley at Saline

Goricki: Chippewa Valley

Beard: Chippewa Valley

Coughlin: Chippewa Valley

Yuhas: Chippewa Valley

Trenton at Allen Park

Goricki: Trenton

Beard: Trenton

Coughlin: Allen Park

Yuhas: Allen Park

Livonia Churchill at Canton

Goricki: Canton

Beard: Canton

Coughlin: Canton

Yuhas: Churchill

Birmingham Brother Rice at U-D Jesuit

Goricki: Brother Rice

Beard: Brother Rice

Coughlin: Brother Rice

Yuhas: Brother Rice

North Farmington at Farmington Hills Harrison

Goricki: Harrison (Best bet)

Beard: Harrison

Coughlin: Harrison

Yuhas: Harrison (Best bet)

Warren De La Salle at Muskegon

Goricki: De La Salle

Beard: Muskegon

Coughlin: De La Salle

Yuhas: Muskegon

More: Prep picks: State champs Warren De La Salle, Muskegon clash in opener

Grosse Pointe North at Warren Michigan Collegiate

Goricki: G.P. North

Beard: G.P. North

Coughlin: Michigan Collegiate

Yuhas: G.P. North

East St. Louis (Ill.) at Detroit King

Goricki: King

Beard: East St. Louis

Coughlin: King

Yuhas: King

Detroit Cass Tech at River Rouge

Goricki: Cass Tech

Beard: Cass Tech

Coughlin: Cass Tech

Yuhas: Cass Tech