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Posted on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 : noon

Come one, come all for our first high school football Game of the Week poll

By Kyle Austin


Huron will take on Windsor Massey to kick off the high school football season.

Daniel Brenner | file

Game of the Week is back, and the first poll is a party poll.

Every Washtenaw County high school football team will be included in our Game of the Week poll, which opens today as teams take to the field for the first day of practice.

We’re looking for your vote as to the best game of Week 1. Whichever game gets the most votes will be the focus of our coverage for the week leading up to kickoff. We’ll preview the game, cover it from multiple angles, take a slew of photos and host our weekly live chat on site.

In all, 11 football games will be played during the opening weekend, either on Thursday, Aug. 29 or Friday, Aug. 30. And any one of them could be our first Game of the Week for the 2013-14 school year.

Highlights in week one include Manchester playing Clinton for the 113th time in one of the state’s oldest rivalries, Milan will take on the newly-merged Ypsilanti Community High School in the only game between Washtenaw County teams and Chelsea starting the season by hosting a Lansing Sexton team that has had six straight winning seasons.

Two Canadian teams will also be invading Washtenaw County on the opening weekend, with Windsor Massey coming to play Huron Thursday and London A.B. Lucas playing at Saline Friday.

Voting will stay open for more than two weeks until Tuesday, Aug. 27. But it’s never too early to get your vote in.

We’ll be picking a Game of the Week every week throughout the season, and this year we’re adding a new twist. Instead of me simply picking what I think are the top five games of the week to include in the poll, we’re giving you a voice.

A few days before our polls go up, we’ll solicit nominations for Game of the Week, starting in Week 2. That will be your chance to make your pitch in our comments section as to why your team’s game is worthy of inclusion in our poll. Creativity points will be awarded.

It's never too early to nominate a game, so let us know in the comments section why a particular game deserves to be game of the week, and after casting a vote plead your game's case in the comments below.

But for now, everyone’s involved as we celebrate the kickoff of football in 2013.



Thu, Aug 15, 2013 : 12:44 a.m.

Way to take week 1 off Huron and get a very easy win. A very wise man once said "To be the man, you got to Beat man" not beat a team that most SEC JV's could beat. It will be another long season for Huron, Good Luck guys your going to need it.


Tue, Aug 13, 2013 : 2:58 a.m.

Go Dutch!


Mon, Aug 12, 2013 : 7:54 p.m.

Have to vote for the 113 year-old rivalry--that is impressive!

Pete Cunningham

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 9:42 p.m.

It is not 113 years of one game per year. Since 1950, the teams have played twice in one year four times, in 2012, 2009, 1991, 1960. Props to for having all the scores for every game in the state since 1950.


Tue, Aug 13, 2013 : 4:37 a.m.

Somehow I think that with 2 small schools away from the city, there were years they played each other more than once due to a shortage of options. Does anyone involved with the schools know if it actually has been 113 years of one game per year? Either way, 113 games is an incredible rivalry.

Kyle Austin

Mon, Aug 12, 2013 : 8:21 p.m.

Very impressive, not to mention they played a 37-36 playoff game last year, with Manchester coming out on top