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LOHS Football to play at the Big House

Michigan Stadium
Michigan Stadium

The Big House is getting some Dragon fire.

On Aug. 23, the Lake Orion High School football team will open its regular season in a venue unlike any other: Michigan Stadium.

The massive football stadium on the University of Michigan campus will host an array of games, with Lake Orion vs. Lapeer as the 7 p.m. kickoff, a game that will may finish under the lights.

Such a unique opportunity arose only because of Lapeer's affiliation with the season kickoff events at the stadium. So when U-M scheduled Lapeer, the famous stadium was part of the deal.

"We tried to hold onto (the announcement) as long as we could, to make sure everything was finalized," LOHS coach John Blackstock said. "Then I had gotten an email that word was starting to spread around, so we started to post it a little on Twitter and through our group chat and the excitement really took off within the kids and the parents as well.

The Dragons have played at Ford Field multiple times in the state playoffs, including winning the 2010 Division 1 state title there, plus games at Eastern Michigan and Wayne State.

But with more than 100,000 seats, this may seem like another level.

"It's right up there," Blackstock said. "The opportunity to play at The Big House, the University of Michigan, in a venue that you really just don't typically have the opportunity to play in is really special. One of the top college stadiums in the country."

Details on tickets will be available later this summer.


2018 LOHS Football Schedule (Home Games in bold)

Date Time Opponent Location

Thurs., Aug. 23, 2018

7 p.m.


Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor

Thurs., Aug. 30, 2018

7 p.m.


Lake Orion High School

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

7 p.m.

Rochester Adams

Adams High School, Rochester Hills

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

7 p.m.

Troy Athens

Lake Orion High School

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

7 p.m.

West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

7 p.m.

Southfield A & T

Southfield A&T High School, Southfield

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018

7 p.m.

Bloomfield Hills (Homecoming)

Lake Orion High School

Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

7 p.m.


Lake Orion High School

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

7 p.m.


Monroe High School, Monroe