Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wildcats face Chiefs on Oct. 11; Rocks won't play either cross-campus rivals this season.
The Plymouth Wildcats will face the Canton Chiefs on Oct. 11 in this year's edition of the schools' intense cross-campus rivalry, according to the Plymouth-Canton Perspective, PCEP's student newspaper. According to the report, the two teams have met 10 times in the past five seasons—counting several playoff matchups—with Canton holding a 6-4 edge over Plymouth. The Salem Rocks, meanwhile, won't play either of their cross-campus rivals this season, but will face neighboring schools Northville and Livonia Stevenson. The teams' 2013 schedules are as follows. Game locations have not yet been announced. Canton 2013 Schedule Date Holland West Ottawa August 30 Brighton September 6 Wayne Memorial September 13 Westland John Glenn (Homecoming) …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Canton and Salem square off for the second consecutive week.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Canton edged Salem on Friday, 28-27, beating the Rocks for the second consecutive week. The Chiefs (6-3) earned an automatic playoff berth with the win, while the Rocks (5-4) will have to wait and see if they've done enough to earn a playoff spot. Nick Stonerook, a coach at Canton, tweeted highlights from the sidelines tonight. Click "play" and scroll through the play-by-play account of the game.
Friday, October 5, 2012
We want to know which team has the most spirited fans with this photo gallery!
Do you root for the Chiefs, Wildcats or Rocks? Plymouth-Canton Patch wants to know which Plymouth-Canton Educational Park team you back the most. Whether you back Plymouth, Canton or Salem, submit your photos here of you, your pet or your friends/family showing school spirit for the ultimate bragging rights. Also, be sure to tell us in the comments which team you support!
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Rocks, Wildcats, Chiefs notch Friday victories.
Salem is a game away from a state playoff berth after Friday's 14-7 home win against South Lyon, according to the Canton Observer. The Rocks (5-1 overall; 3-1 KLAA Central) will try to earn their sixth win, which would clinch a playoff berth, on Oct. 5 against Livonia Stevenson. Rocks coach Kurt Britnell told the Observer both quarterback Jake Deprez and wideout Michael Hoover were "nicked up" in the win, which leaves the tandem questionable for Week 7. The Plymouth Wildcats also are one win from a playoff berth after a 48-0 rout Friday over Wayne Memorial, according to the Canton Observer. Wildcats quarterback Jamarl Eiland tallied 220 yards and two TDs on Friday, the Observer reported, as Plymouth improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Rocks improve to 3-0, while Novi falls to 0-3.
The Salem Rocks improved to 3-0 Friday with a 30-13 win over KLAA opponent Novi on the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park grass JV field, according to the Canton Observer. Salem Junior Drake Jordan got the Rocks on the board first with a 27-yard touchdown run, according to the Observer. The Rocks took advantage of Novi's inability to keep possession of the ball, the Observer report said, en route to earning the team's first win against Novi since the team began playinig together in the KLAA five years ago. Last season, the Wildcats routed the Rocks, 42-0. This year's game was closer than the 30-13 outcome might suggest, however. According to the Observer, Novi outgained Salem on offense, 345 yards to 277, and held the ball longer, 30:35 to …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Prep roundup: Salem routs Ann Arbor Huron at home; Plymouth trounces Lansing Sexton.
Last season, Salem hoped a close Week 1 win against Ann Arbor Huron would be a sign the fledgling football program was about to turn a page. The Rocks, however, failed to capitalize on its momentum, struggling through an injury-plagued season en route to a disappointing 3-6 record. After Friday's 41-17 win over the River Rats in a Week 1 rematch of last 2011's season-opening matchup, Rocks coach Kurt Britnell feels his team is better poised to have the kind of breakout year that has eluded Salem, which shares a campus with football powerhouses Canton and Plymouth. "This year, we're expected to make that next step," Britnell said after his team's win. "Last year, injuries kind of bit us in the butt a little bit. This year, we're healthy. …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Here's a look at the Rocks' 2012 football schedule.
It's almost time for Salem Rocks to kick off the 2012 prep football season. Be sure to check back with this page throughout the season for results and photos from the Rocks' games. Feel free to upload your own photos from the season, too! Game Date Opponent Time Location Result 1 8/24/2012 Ann Arbor Huron 7 p.m. Home 2 8/30/2012 Walled Lake Northern 7 p.m. Walled Lake Northern 3 9/7/2012 Novi 6:30 p.m. Home (JV Field) 4 9/14/2012 Northville 7 p.m. Home 5 9/21/2012 South Lyon East 7 p.m. South Lyon East 6 9/28/2012 South Lyon 7 p.m. South Lyon 7 10/5/2012 Stevenson 7 p.m. Stevenson 8 10/12/2012 Crossover *Homecoming* 7 p.m. Home 9 10/19/2012 Canton 7 p.m. Home
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Salem's rebounding leads way in hoops victory over Canton.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Rocks put new attitude on display with dramatic overtime victory over Ann Arbor Huron to prove they are ready for the next step.
Tears streamed down Kurt Britnell's face, a release of emotion that only a step in the right direction could bring. In the past, Britnell had stood in front of his Salem High School football team and openly admitted that he didn't always trust their abilities. But after last week's dramatic 21-20 opening-night overtime win over Ann Arbor Huron, his doubts had been replaced with a newfound self-assurance he hadn't seen before. It was only one win, but in Britnell's eyes, the overtime victory represented so much more. That brought the tears. "They got something that they deserved," Britnell said Wednesday, nearly a week after quarterback Jacob Deprez connected with Ryan Jankowski on a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime to clinch the victory…