Even though it's just May, De La Salle football is just around the corner and with the anticipation of the new season comes with it the announcement of the 2005 football schedule.
The 2005 season starts Friday, August 26th with a home game for the 3rd straight year against the Doughboys of Detroit Pershing who are facing the Pilots for the third time ever. The next week, Friday, September 2nd, De La Salle travels to Riverview Gabriel Richard High School to take on Riverview Gabriel Richard, an opponent De La Salle has not played since 1982. Week 3, Friday, September 9th, sees a team from across the border in La Salle (Ont.) Sandwich taking on the Pilots for the second straight year. The next week, Sunday, September 18th, will find De La Salle playing its first league game, this one against U of D Jesuit at a TBA location. The following week, Saturday, September 24th, we see the Pilots travel to Orchard Lake to take on Orchard Lake St. Mary's. Homecoming this year will be against the newest member of the Central Division as Divine Child comes into town to play the Pilots for Week 6 on Friday, September 30th. The Pilots go back on the road in Week 7 when they take on Brother Rice on Saturday, October 8th at a field to be determined. The league season ends the following week when the Shamrocks of Novi Catholic Central on Friday, October 14th at the Warren Community Center. The Week 9 game will see the Pilots either with crossover game Friday, October 21st OR at Ford Field for a Prep Bowl game on Saturday, October 22nd.
Note: All De La Salle home games this year will be at the Warren Community Center (Old Warren High) between 13 and 14 Mile Road, between Mound and Ryan Road and all home games will start at 7:00 pm.
2005 De La Salle Football Schedule
August 26th: Detroit Pershing @ Home, 7:00 PM
September 2nd: @ Riverview Gabriel Richard, 7:30 PM
September 9th: La Salle (Ont.) Sandwich @ Home, 7:00 PM
September 18th: Detroit U of D Jesuit @ TBA, 4:00 PM
September 24th: @ Orchard Lake St. Mary's, 1:00 PM
September 30th: Dearborn Divine Child @ Home, 7:00 PM
October 8th: Birmingham Brother Rice @ TBA, 7:00 PM
October 14th: Novi Catholic Central @ Home, 7:00 PM
October 21st: Crossover @ Home, 7:00 PM OR PREP BOWL @ Ford Field, October 22nd
JV and Freshmen Football schedules will be posted at a later time.