Tickets Now On Sale for 2017 Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic
DETROIT -- The Detroit Sports Commission announced today that tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic.
Advance tickets to the Prep Kickoff Classic, which will take place Aug. 24-26 at Wayne State University, are available at each of the participating schools at a discounted price of $9. A portion of the presale proceeds benefits the schools. Tickets at the gate on game days are $10. Children 5 and under are free. One ticket grants admission to all games on that particular day.
The 13th annual kickoff showcase has embraced a team and match-up selection process emphasizing inclusion since its inception in 2005, hosting more than 80 schools from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. In 2017, the Prep Kickoff Classic will welcome six first-time participants in Almont, Davison, Grosse Ile, Lowell, Walled Lake Western and Indianapolis Cathedral.
The event will kick off at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24 when 2016 MHSAA Division 2 finalist Walled Lake Western faces off against West Bloomfield at 4 p.m. The nightcap on Thursday will feature PKC-newcomer Davison from Genesee County taking on Southfield A&T.
On Friday, Aug. 25, Almont from Lapeer County takes the field vs. Grosse Ile from the Downriver area, at 4 p.m., followed by perennial West-Michigan powerhouse Lowell against the Catholic League's Warren De La Salle at 7 p.m.
The final day of the Prep Kickoff Classic will begin on Saturday, Aug. 26 at noon with a Detroit East English Village Prep Academy-River Rouge matchup followed by Oak Park vs. Utica Eisenhower at 3 p.m. The Prep Kickoff Classic will conclude at 6 p.m. with two-time reigning Division 2 champion Detroit Martin Luther King against cross-state power Indianapolis Cathedral, who's the winningest football team in the State of Indiana.
2017 Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic Schedule
Thursday, Aug. 24
Walled Lake Western vs. West Bloomfield, 4 p.m. - Preview
Davison vs. Southfield A&T, 7 p.m. - Preview
Friday, Aug. 25
Almont vs. Grosse Ile, 4 p.m. - Preview
Lowell vs. Warren De La Salle, 7 p.m. - Preview
Saturday, Aug. 26
East English Village Prep vs. River Rouge, Noon - Preview
Oak Park vs. Utica Eisenhower, 3 p.m. - Preview
Detroit Martin Luther King vs. Indianapolis Cathedral, 6 p.m. - Preview
For more information visit www.detroitsports.org/pkc.