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SELECTION SUNDAY:
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2014 Season Recap:

Week 9: Wateford Mott - HOMECOMING!
RECAP:
FRESHMAN:
On Thursday afternoon, the Freshman team beat Waterford Mott 22-16 in what Coach Stuckey called the "Best Win Ever!". This caps off a 9-0 season for Freshman Team and the second undefeated season in a row! Congrats to the freshman team, Coach Stuckey, Coach Wagner, Coach Baldridge, and Coach Sutton! Outstanding job this year!

JUNIOR VARSITY:
On Thursday night at Groves, the JV team beat Ferndale 55-14. With the win, the JV team improved to 6-3. Congrats on a great season to the JV team, Coach Jones and Coach Lebovic.

Preview:
Waterford Mott comes into week 9 with a 5-3 record and needs to win to get into the playoffs. They have some big wins this year including beating Walled Lake Western and Walled Lake Northern. Mott has a D-1 QB in Dakota Krupp and are averaging 31 points per game this year. The last time the two teams meet was in 2013 at Waterford Mott with Mott winning 30-22. Groves holds the overall series with a 2-1 record. Groves is looking to rebound from the past two weeks and a win would most likely help with seeding during the playoffs.

Week 8: Farmington
RECAP:
FRESHMAN:
On Thursday afternoon the freshman continued with their winning ways beating Farmington's freshman team 58-6. The win improves their record to 8-0!

JUNIOR VARSITY: On Thursday night the JV lost to Farmington 42-14. The loss drops the JV to 5-3 on the season. 

VARSITY: On Friday night the Falcons lost to Farmington 24-20. The varsity record drops to 6-2 and they finish third in the OAA blue. 




Preview: Farmington comes into week 8 with a 6-1 record and on a 6 game win streak. They are on top of the OAA Blue with a 6-0 record in league play. This game is for the league championship. If Farmington wins they are league champs, if Groves wins then there is a three way tie for first place between Groves, Berkley, and Farmington. These two schools have met three times with Groves holding a 2-1 record over Farmington. The last time they played was in 2009 and Farmington won 24-8.




Week 7: Berkley

Oakland Press: Game of the Week

Preview: Berkley comes into week 7 with 5-1 record. They won their first five games and then dropped their 6th game of the year to Farmington. Berkley has been a tough match up for Groves in the previous four meetings. In 2010, Berkley won 13-6 on a rainy Saturday afternoon. In 2011, Groves won 38-27 in overtime. In 2012, Berkley won 40-22 in the week one opener. Last year Groves won 29-20 in week 7. Groves hold the overall record at 6-4-1 with the first match up between the two schools dating all the way back to 1966.

RECAP:
Freshman beat Brighton 50-6, improving their record to 7-0!
Junior Varsity beat Berkley 15-0 improving their record to 5-2
Varsity: On Friday night the Varsity lost their first game of the season 32-29 on a field goal with a little over a minute remaining in the contest. Groves slips to 6-1 on the season and 5-1 in the OAA Blue

Week 6: Avondale
Preview: Avondale comes into week 6 with a 3-2 record. Their two losses are to Farmington (Record 4-1) and Berkley (Record 5-0) in double overtime in week 5. Avondale is led by Senior runningback and University Cincinatti Recruit Josh Holloman and senior runningback Chase Lalla. This game is on THURSDAY night this week at Groves. The last game played between the two was in 2013 when Groves won 49-22. The series between the two schools is tied 3-3 with the first meeting in 1996. In 1997 Groves beat Avondale to secure their first playoff birth since 1978.

RECAP:
Freshman: On Wednesday afternoon, the freshman team beat Avondale 60-12. The freshman record improves to 6-0.

JV: On Wednesday night the JV team lost to Avondale 35-30. The JV fall to 4-2 on the season

Varsity: On Thursday night the Varsity beat Avondale 36-31! The win moves the record to 6-0 and the Falcons have qualified for the state playoffs for the second year in a row, three out of the last four years and for the 10th time in school history!


Week 5: Hazel Park
Preview: Hazel Park comes into week 5 dropping their first four games. They are coached by Kyle Rowley and have moved away from their traditional straight T offense to a Pistol and I set. Groves won last years meeting by a score of 54-6.

Recap:
Freshman - The freshman team beat Port Huron Northern 50-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Freshman improved their record to 5-0. Good job Freshman team and coaches!

Junior Varsity - The JV team beat Hazel Park 44-14. JV improved their record to 4-1 on the season.

Varsity: The varsity team beat Hazel Park 62-0 on Friday night. Read about it in the link below from the Birmingham Eccentric.
Birmingham Eccentric - Hazel Park



Week 4: Pontiac
Preview: This will be the first game ever between Groves and Pontiac High School. Pontiac Northern and Pontiac Central High Schools combined in 2009 to form one high school for the Pontiac school district. Pontiac has been competing the last four seasons in the Red Division of the OAA. Pontiac comes into week 4 with a 1-2 record, they got their first win of the season in week 3 with a 17-0 victory over Hazel Park. 

Recap: On Thursday afternoon the Freshman team improved their record to 4-0 by beating Notre Dame Prep. The JV teams improved their record to 3-1 by beating Pontiac 20-8. 
The Varsity beat Pontiac 57-0 on Friday night. The varsity improves to 4-0 (3-0 OAA Blue)

Birmingham Eccentric:
GROVES 57, PONTIAC 0: On Sept. 19, Birmingham Groves continued its season-long perfection with this easy victory over Pontiac at Falcons Field. The undefeated Falcons (4-0, 3-0 OAA Blue) got started right away when senior Davion Curry returned the opening kick 89 yards for a touchdown. Curry also hauled in a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Zach Van Faussien. Running backs Ernest Allen and Cedric Boswell combined for 149 yards rushing with three touchdowns. Van Faussien completed 7-of-8 passes for 132 yards. Senior defensive back Jacob Zannoli returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown.


Week 3 Southfield Lathrup:
Preview: Groves and Lathrup have not played since the 2007 season when Lathrup beat Groves 26-3. Groves and Lathrup have met 35 times with Groves leading the serious 21-15.

Recap: On Friday the Varsity team defeated Southfield Lathrup 20-7. The Falcons led 20-0 at halftime but could not reach the end zone in the second half. Lathrup made is close by scoring with 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The defense was able to hold on for the victory. With the win, the Varsity moves to 3-0 (2-0 OAA Blue).
On Saturday, the Freshman continued to win with a 52-0 win over Lathrup's freshman team. With the win, the freshman record moves to 3-0.
The Junior Varsity also won 20-18 over Lathrup's JV team. The win moves their record to 2-1.

Overall a Great week for the program!

Week 2 Ferndale:
The Freshman team beat Ferndale 38-0, the game was called at halftime due to inclement weather. The JV team lost to South Lyon high school 20-8 in a hard fought ball game. The varsity team defeated Ferndale 27-16 on a game that started on Friday night but was called at the end of the first quarter with the falcons leading 7-0. The game resumed on Saturday morning and the falcons finished off a much improved and big Ferndale team. This improves the Varsity record to 2-0 (1-0 in league play) while the JV falls to 1-1 and the freshman improve to 2-0.

Click on the link below to read the full story in the Birmingham Eccentric:
Birmingham Eccentric - Ferndale Game


CONGRATS TO COACH FLAHERTY!
By beating Ferndale on Saturday morning, Coach Flaherty earned his 60th win as head football coach at Birmingham Groves. With the win he passes Bill Rankin with the most wins as a head coach at Groves.

Week 1 Seaholm:
All three levels beat Seaholm. The freshman started off the season with a 48-7 win at Seaholm, the JV team followed with a 19-0 win at Seaholm. The Varsity completed the sweep with a 42-19 win on Friday Night in front of a packed house.


Click on the link below to read the full story in the Birmingham Eccentric:
Birmingham Eccentric - Seaholm Game
 


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