“L Boyz” to kickoff season against Walled Lake Western


Photo courtesy of West Bloomfield Athletics.

Kori Tucker


     This Laker Football update is brought to you by beginning sports writer Kori Tucker, junior. Stay tuned for more articles written by Beginning Writing for Publication students.    

     Coming soon this August, West Bloomfield High School and Walled Lake Western will be opening up their football season with the annual Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University. The Prep Kickoff Classic will be taking place at Wayne State University’s football field, Tom Adams Field at 4 pm. This will be the first time West Bloomfield High School and Walled Lake Western have matched up to play the highly admired game of football  in over 36 years.

    Last season, Walled Lake Western finished off their season 12-2 and ended up being the runner up of the division 2 state final. The “L Boyz”  finished out their season with a strong 6-5 record but due to an unfortunate loss to Southfield A&T in the Division 1 District Championship round, their championship season was cut short. On the bright side, the “L Boyz” hold a good track record within The Prep Kickoff Classic due to their victory against Dearborn back in 2014.

      “The excitement level is very high because we’re going against a talented school with an amazing program. The competition level is very high but at the end of the day it’s two great programs going against each other which is a huge opportunity,” said running back and middle linebacker Shamar Dennis, junior.

     The Lakers will be losing multiple key players such as Garrett Winn (United States Naval Academy commit) and Davion Johnson (University of Miami commit) this upcoming season.

    However, “The dynamic is not going to change too much,” said Dennis.  “Garrett and Davion were a big factor but we have new talent coming in and we have great talent that is returning. We are going to be a good team and are getting many new transfers to help improve our game,” Dennis continued.

Overall what we are hearing is that this upcoming season for the Lakers will be one to remember,  so be on the lookout this fall.