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Football returns and so does the Blitz

Posted at 2:09 PM, Aug 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-28 14:09:31-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Almost nine months after the 2013 high school football season ended, the 2014 season is ready to begin.

Most teams kick things off tonight, some will play tomorrow.

Our game of the week will be a great rivalry match-up between Grand Rapids Catholic Central and East Grand Rapids at EGR’s Memorial field.

The Cougars welcome back Todd Kolster to the head coaching ranks after 2 years at Jenison, the Pioneers hope this season will be the end of a two-year playoff drought.

Bret Bakita will be live on the shores of Reeds Lake with reaction and analysis.

Our Blitz Battle is Wayland at Hopkins. The Wildcats were a tremendous story in 2013 as they went from 0-9 in 2012 to not only making the playoffs, but winning a playoff game last year. Their neighbors, the Vikings, qualified for the postseason for the 7th straight time last year and won at least a share of their 4th straight OK Silver title. Highlights and reaction on the Blitz tonight.

Kalamazoo Christian and Hackett Catholic Central have combined due to low numbers. Tonight, they play together for the very first time as Kalamazoo United, at Comstock. The Colts have rejoined the Kalamazoo Valley Association for the first time since 1965, in what will be the final year of the KVA. Jason Hutton will be live in Comstock with reaction and analysis.

Other games you can see on the Blitz tonight after the Lions game in Buffalo:
Parchment at Schoolcraft
Cedar Springs at Comstock Park
Belding at Greenville
Wyoming at Byron Center
Forest Hills Northern at Kenowa Hills
Tri County at Lakeview
Coopersville at Spring Lake
Grand Haven at Fruitport
Grandville at Jenison
Utica Eisenhower at Rockford
Harper Creek at Caledonia
Canada Prep Academy at Lowell
Ottawa Hills at Grand Rapids Union
Holland at Reeths-Puffer
Montague at Orchard View
Detroit Country Day at Zeeland West
Battle Creek Lakeview at Portage Northern
Paw Paw at Otsego