Alumni Sightings for the Hazel Park Game!
Thanks to the following Groves Football Almuni for showing their support at the game on Friday Night.
Zach VanFaussien '15 (Kalamazoo Football)
John Steven '15
Nate Wikol '15 (Grand Valley Football)
Connor Heanni '15
Malik Brown '15
Quentin Moten '07
Landon Carter '07 (Central Michigan Football)
*If you were at this game or attend any game and you are a Groves Football alumn, please email Coachhaf@gmail.com to be added to the weekly "Alumni sightings".
Newspaper Articles 2015
Week 5: Hazel Park
- Birmingham Groves 54, Hazel Park 22 - At Hazel Park, Beau Kewley went 4-for-5 for 84 yards passing and a pair of scores and added a four-yard running touchdown, Maurice Kelley contributed eight carries for 82 yards and two touchdowns, Ernest Allen posted seven carries for 70 yards two touchdowns, Nick Moore had two catches for 35 yards and a pair of scores, Ryan Flaherty collected four tackles and Nathan Wagner had two tackles for losses for Groves (5-0, 4-0 OAA Blue). T’Shawn Green totaled seven carries for 21 yards and two touchdowns for Hazel Park (1-4, 1-3).
Week 4: Pontiac
Birmingham Groves 49 Pontiac 0, Nick Moore had a 40 yard touchdown catch and a 69 yard touchdown run. Collin Heard had 102 yards on nine carries and a touchdown and Earnest Allen added 54 yards on seven carries and two touchdowns for Groves (4-0, 3-0 OAA Blue)
Week 3: Southfield Lathrup
Birmingham Groves 21, Southfield-Lathrup 0 - At Birmingham, Ernest Allen had 24 carries for 149 yards and a touchdown. Nate Higley had three receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown, and recorded a 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Collin Heard had four tackles and three pass deflections for Groves (3-0, 2-0 OAA Blue).
Week 2: Ferndale
Week #1: Seaholm
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Week 6: Avondale (Varsity is away and a 7:30 Start)
Preview: Avondale comes into week 6 with a 2-3 record. They are known for scoring points and being one of the best teams in the OAA Blue Division year in and year out. They are led by quarterback Tyler Grosz, Running back Vince Wright, offensive/defensive lineman Vontrez Glasper and Chris Keys. Should be a great game.
Freshman: Played Southfield Lathrup's Freshman team on Thursday afternoon at Groves. They ended up winning 34-0 and beating Lathrup for the second time this season. They move their record to 6-0!
Junior Varsity: The JV team played Avondale on Thursday at Groves. For the third week in a row, they came away with the victory beating Avondale 24-8. They move their record to 3-2.
Week 5: Hazel Park:
Preview: Hazel Park comes into Week 5 with a 1-3 record. They are much improved from the previous two seasons. Their lone win was a 38-0 win vs Pontiac. They also played a tough game against Berkley last week losing 27-18. They are led by Sr. FB/LB Jared Shultz and TE/DL Toriano Belton.
Freshman: The freshman team played Lakeland at Groves on Thursday evening. They improved their record to 5-0 on the season with a 30-27 win.
Junior Varsity: The JV team beat Hazel Park 62-0 on Thursday night at Groves. They improve their record to 2-2.
Varsity: On Friday Night the varsity team improved their record to 5-0 with a 54-21 win at Hazel Park. This is the third year in a row and only the fifth time in team history that the Falcon have started 5-0!
Week 4: Pontiac
Preview: Pontiac is 0-3 coming into week 4. Their three losses are to North Farmington, Berkley and Hazel Park. Pontiac is led by Coach Pete Scott, RB/LB Quayvawn Mason QB/DB Jhamal Hazard.
Freshman: The freshman team played Royal Oak on Thursday at Groves. They continued their winning ways beating them 39-6. This moves the Freshman Record 4-0.
Junior Varsity: The JV team played Pontiac on Thursday night at Groves. They were able to come away with their first victory this year beating Pontiac 45-0. They move their record to 1-2.
Varsity: The Varsity team improved their record to 4-0 for the third straight season by beating Pontiac 49-0. Collin Heard, Nick Moore, Earnest Allen all had touchdowns and Christian Sosa added two Field Goals. Record: Overall 4-0 OAA Blue: 3-0
Week 3: Southfield Lathrup
Preview: Lathrup is 1-1 coming into week 3. They won their opening game 21-6 vs University Prep and lost their second game 21-7 vs Royal Oak. Lathrup is led by Sr. DE Eyioma Uwazurike (6-6, 250).
Freshman: The freshman beat Lathrup 49-6 on Thursday afternoon. The improve their record to 3-0
Junior Varsity: The JV lost to Lathrup 20-12 on Thursday. They fall to 0-2 on the season.
Varsity: On Friday night at home, the varsity won 21-0 over Lathrup. The Falcons were leading 7-0 at half. Jr. Nate Higley returned the 2nd half kickoff for a TD and Earnest Allen would add a TD run to seal the deal. For the third year in a row, Groves is 3-0.
Week 2: Ferndale
Freshman: The freshman team played a combined sophomore/freshman team from Ferndale on Wednesday at Ferndale. The Freshman continued their success with a 32-0 victory moving their record to 2-0.
JV: Ferndale does not have a JV team. Record: 0-1
Varsity: The varsity beat Ferndale 29-0. The game started on Thursday night and was postponed until Friday morning due to thunderstorms. Sophomore Collin Heard got things started with a blocked punt and Junior Jeremy Jack picked up the ball and ran it in for the TD. Earnest Allen rushed for 169 yards and 1 TD. Senior Captain Nick Moore added two TD catches. Senior DL Dylan Walton picked off a screen pass and Junior OLB JP Culberston had a fumble recovery for the Falcons. Record: 2-0 League: 1-0 (OAA Blue)
Week 1: Seaholm
Freshman: The freshman team pulled out a 21-14 victory at home on a Wednesday night. The scored was tied at halftime and the freshman scored a TD to go ahead 14-7 late in the fourth quarter. They would ad an additional TD before Seaholm would score a TD with no time remaining. Record:1-0
JV: The JV team played at home vs Seaholm and lost 40-0. The score was 0-0 at halftime and Seaholm was able to pull away in the second half. Record: 0-1
Varsity: The Varsity team beat Seaholm 24-8 Thursday night at Seaholm. Earnest Allen scored 3 TD's and the defense was able to hold Seaholm to a TD late in the game. Record: 1-0
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