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Jason Schmitt is the editor of, the high school sports website for The Oakland Press. He has served as the sports editor for a number of newspapers, including the Daily Tribune in Royal Oak and the Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens. In his time in the industry, he has covered every high school sport and has served a a beat writer for boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, hockey, wrestling, bowling and cross country.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

2013 Prep Football preview - all in one place

Over the course of the last five days, I've spent a good number of hours uploading stories and photos to MIPrepZone. We've had a record number of football stories (38) included in this year's Prep Football preview package. All the stories are up now, trust me.
But I figured I would make it easy to find everything by including them here, on my blog. So read away. Click on a link, then click back to this list. Read 'em all. You never can get too much football coverage.

Featured coverage
Top 10 teams in Oakland County
Top 75 players in Oakland County
Feature on Brother Rice coach Al Fracassa
Keith Dunlap column on declining #s in football participation

OAA Red stories
Team capsules and predictions
Feature on Troy Athens' Lucas Bezerra
Troy team preview
Feature on Colts and their diversified athletes
Troy Athens team preview
Feature on lack of numbers at Athens, but still high expectations

OAA White stories
Team capsules and predictions
Feature on Keith Stephens taking over at Lathrup
Oak Park team preview
Feature on Oak Park coach Greg Carter preaching academics

OAA Blue stories
Team capsules and predictions
Feature on Ferndale's Nate Brisson-Fast
Royal Oak team preview
Feature on Raven's recent struggles (2-25 record last three years)
Berkley team preview
Feature on Bears' team speed
Hazel Park team preview
Ferndale team preview
Feature on Eagles' balanced lineup

Catholic League stories
Team capsules and predictions
Feature on Clarkston Everest Collegiate's first season
Bishop Foley team preview
Feature on Foley's new coach, Sean Cobb
Royal Oak Shrine team preview
Feature on Shrine's consistent offense

KLAA stories
Team capsules and predictions
Feature on WLW's Kyle Bambard

Other league stories
MIAC/MAC/Flint Metro/Independent team capsules
Clawson team preview
Feature on Clawson wideout Marquian Johnson
Lamphere team preview
Feature on the Rams' Day'Quan O'Neal
Madison team preview
Feature on Madison heading to Muskegon for training camp

Additional football stories from the past week
Training Camp Chats from (Brother Rice, St. Mary's, Catholic Central, Clarkston, Farmington, Harrison, Walled Lake Western)
Royal Oak excited about practicing in pads
Football recruiting story
Story on Southfield's DL led by Malik McDowell and Lawrence Marshall

For even more stories, you have to check out our FOOTBALL HOME PAGE
and make sure you follow us on Twitter @MIPrepZone because we send out story links every day.

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