By Daniel Gretzner
Will Fordson make the state football prep playoff this year?
Can the the Tractors share or win the Western Wayne Athletic Conference Blue Division championship?
The answer to both of these questions is: YES!
The Tractors, not counting their recent clash with Edsel Ford, own a 3-2 record after the first five weeks of the 2011 high school football season. They appear to be on the rise and starting to peak as the regular season goes past the halfway point.
Head coach Fouad “Walker” Zaban has his blue and gold grid machine primed and ready for upcoming away games with Romulus and Monroe. Fordson knocked off crosstown rival Dearborn High on Sept. 23. That victory was considered an upset by many, and of the lopsided results of that contest, I say, it is what it is, and it was what it was. No looking back. Case closed.
Dearborn is playing quite well, despite the loss to Fordson. The Pioneers play at Belleville this Friday and will face Ann Arbor Skyline on Oct. 21 on their home field. Meanwhile, Edsel Ford, entertains Eaton Rapids on Friday and Garden City on Oct. 21. The Thunderbirds have had anything but a fabulous season. The black and white will need to win both of the coming home games in order to have a fairly successful 2011 season.
Divine Child update
Divine Child is hoping to make the playoffs once the regular season comes to a close. The Falcons have two away games remaining on their schedule. The Falcons travel to meet Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard Friday and will stay on the road to meet Macomb Lutheran on Oct. 14. Those who keep close track of the boys from Silvery Lane know that the west side parochial school is always in the hunt. DC is a member of the Catholic League Double-A Divison and fields quality teams on a consistent basis.