Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic | Annual Events

Michigan's premier season-opening high school football event is held in Detroit

Are You Ready for Some High School Football?

The Prep Kickoff Classic, organized by the Detroit Sports Commission and hosted at Wayne State University in Detroit, is a season-opening high school football event that takes place in August. The kickoff typically features 10 playoff qualifying high school football teams, including four state finalists from the last season. This event showcases some of the Midwest's top student-athletes at a fun and community-focused platform with multiple games happening on a single day.



Aug 29, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019

Did you know?

The Prep Kickoff Classic 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.