Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium will host the third-annual Vehicle City Gridiron Classic to kick off the 2019 high school football season with two days of doubleheaders, beginning on Aug.29.


A news conference was held yesterday at Atwood to introduce the teams and some of the players competing in this year’s classic. The match-ups are:

Thursday, Aug. 29

  • 4 p.m. – Grand Blanc Bobcats vs. Midland Dow Chargers
  • 7:30 p.m. – Goodrich Martians vs. Powers Chargers

​Friday, Aug. 30

  • 4 p.m. – Lakeville Falcons vs. North Branch Broncos
  • 7:30 p.m. – Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers vs. Port Huron Big Reds

Tickets are $7, which includes admission to both games on one day. Parking is $5.

The Aug. 13 news conference featured brief remarks by:

  • Anthony Vance, vice president, Vehicle City Sports Committee
  • Genesee County Circuit Judge Duncan Beagle
  • Robert McMahan, president, Kettering University
  • Steve Branch, Flint city administrator
  • Tim Herman, CEO, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

The idea for an inaugural set of games to start the high school football season was introduced by Beagle, who saw similar events held in other communities. The classic was then organized by the Vehicle City Sports Committee, with support for the 2019 event from the Al Serra Auto Plaza, Hurley Medical Center, Dort Federal Credit Union and the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Kettering University and each of the participating school districts.

Pictures from the Aug. 13 news conference.

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