Local prep grid teams have now entered the final weeks of the high school football regular season schedule. So, the big question for the fans and followers of area gridiron action is … who will make the state playoffs?
Going into the final two weeks of the season, both Fordson and Dearborn High were only a win away from qualifying for the post-season. The Tractors (5-2), are on the verge of taking the Western Wayne Athletic Conference title, needed either a victory over Redford Thurston last week, or a win against Monroe this Friday night. Chances are good, they will be on the high end of the final score, in at least one of those games, to advance.
Dearborn (5-2) tackled Robichaud last week in a WWAC crossover Blue-Red Division contest. Pioneer fortunes rest on winning a minimum of one more tilt. They will host Ann Arbor Skyline, with a 7 p.m. kickoff on
Edsel Ford, in the meantime, lost both games to Dearborn and Fordson this fall, putting them out of playoff competition. The Thunderbirds will look to next year with hopes to build a stronger team, one that can outscore their city rivals.
In Catholic League play, Divine Child finished up its Double-A Division schedule against Macomb Lutheran North last weekend. A few tough and close losses proved to be costly for the 2011 Falcon squad.
The playoff picture for Dearborn Heights high school teams looks like, unless things change, only Robichaud (6-1) is in line for playoff activity. Annapolis and Crestwood have been mediocre on the football field this year,taking a back-seat to the Bulldogs.