Detroit News high school football picks: Week 1

The Detroit News

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.

Brighton at Livonia Churchill

Goricki: Churchill

Beard: Churchill

Coughlin: Brighton

Yuhas: Churchill

Canton at Dearborn

Goricki: Canton

Beard: Canton

Coughlin: Dearborn

Yuhas: Dearborn

South Lyon at Walled Lake Central

Goricki: South Lyon (best bet)

Beard: South Lyon

Coughlin: South Lyon

Yuhas: South Lyon

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Ferndale at Birmingham Seaholm

Goricki: Seaholm

Beard: Seaholm

Coughlin: Seaholm

Yuhas: Ferndale

Detroit Loyola at Lowell

Goricki: Loyola

Beard: Loyola

Coughlin: Loyola

Yuhas: Lowell

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s opens its season Thursday at Macomb Dakota.

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s at Macomb Dakota

Goricki: St. Mary’s

Beard: Dakota

Coughlin: Dakota

Yuhas: Dakota (best bet)

Saline vs. Chippewa Valley (at Wayne State)

Goricki: Chippewa Valley

Beard: Chippewa Valley

Coughlin: Chippewa Valley

Yuhas: Chippewa Valley

Waterford Kettering at North Farmington

Goricki: North Farmington

Beard: North Farmington

Coughlin: North Farmington (best bet)

Yuhas: North Farmington

Clarkston vs. Southfield A&T
(at West Bloomfield)

Goricki: Clarkston

Beard: Clarkston

Coughlin: Clarkston

Yuhas: Clarkston

Oak Park at West Bloomfield

Goricki: West Bloomfield

Beard: West Bloomfield

Coughlin: West Bloomfield

Yuhas: West Bloomfield

Birmingham Groves vs. Grosse Pointe South (at Wayne State)

Goricki: Groves

Beard: Groves

Coughlin: Groves

Yuhas: Groves

Grand Rapids Catholic Central at River Rouge

Goricki: River Rouge

Beard: River Rouge

Coughlin: River Rouge

Yuhas: River Rouge

Muskegon vs. Warren De La Salle
(at Wayne State)

Goricki: Muskegon

Beard: Muskegon

Coughlin: De La Salle

Yuhas: De La Salle

Chicago Wendell Phillips Academy
vs. Detroit Cass Tech (at Wayne State)

Goricki: Cass Tech

Beard: Cass Tech

Coughlin: Cass Tech

Yuhas: Cass Tech

Detroit King vs. Detroit CC (at Wayne State)

Goricki: King

Beard: King (best bet)

Coughlin: King

Yuhas: King