As the 2011 high school football regular season comes to a close, Dearborn High definitely will be playing. The Pioneers clinched a postseason berth by virtue of beating Dearborn Heights Robichaud in a Western Wayne Athletic Conference Red-Blue Division crossover tilt. That win gave the local prep gridders a 6-2 record.
Head coach Dave Mifsud, his entire team and DHS Athletic Director Jeff Conway were a happy lot and all smiles. Making the state football playoffs is a big deal from year-to-year for any prep team to accomplish.
Meanwhile, Fordson is on the bubble for a play- off spot this season. To make the playoff scene, the Tractors needed a victory over a good Monroe team last weekend. Coach Fouad “Walker” Zaban doesn’t want to see that bubble burst. He hopes his grid machine can rise well above the bubble, and keep the 2011 season alive. Alumni of the east Dearborn school have been keeping their fingers crossed that the blue and gold can somehow make it into the playoffs.
Robichaud also has earned the right to see action in the playoffs. Despite their recent loss to Dearborn, the Bulldogs
were triumphant over Annapolis and Crestwood this season.
With the football season moving quickly along, in another month or so, fall sports will be finishing up. That means winter sports will be here before you know it. Besides, the local prep teams, Dearborn has college teams in basketball and hockey.
At Henry Ford Community College, basketball is king. Over at University of Michigan-Dearborn, varsity basketball and varsity club hockey teams play a full schedule of games.