Notre Dame’s athletic department today released the 2019 schedule for the school's varsity football team and it looks to be season with a number of exciting and challenging games for the Fighting Irish.
A visit by Linden High School opens the regular season on August 29 and the game should be a tight one. The Eagles struggled with numerous key injuries last season and finished 4-5 overall, but they play in the always tough Flint Metro League, which also features Fenton, Flushing and Brandon among schools that typically go deep each year in the playoffs.
Irish head coach Pat Fox weighs in on the upcoming season.
"We were young in 2018 and will bring back eight starters on offense and six on defense," said Fox, who was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in March. "We still will be quite young considering that last year we started five tenth graders. I am also very excited about playing one of our longtime rivals, Divine Child, this season. Plus, our schedule includes a really talented Linden club as well."
The Irish finished their 2018 campaign 4-5.
Notre Dame Prep 2019 varsity football schedule
Thurs., Aug. 29, vs. Linden High School, at Notre Dame Prep, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 6, Muskegon Catholic Central, at Notre Dame Prep, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 13, at Divine Child High School, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 20, Berkley High School, at Notre Dame Prep, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 27, Detroit Leadership Academy, at Notre Dame Prep, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 4, at Guerin Catholic High School (Noblesville, Ind.), 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 11, Milford High School, at Notre Dame Prep, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 18, Detroit Public Safety Academy, at Notre Dame Prep, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 25, at Troy Athens High School, 7 p.m.
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Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The upper school enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower schools enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three Notre Dame schools are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." NDPMA is conducted by the Marist Fathers and Brothers and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org