Good year could be on horizon for Birmingham schools
One thing Kosmo noticed is that with the new re-alignment in the OAA, this could be a good fall for both Birmingham Groves and Birmingham Seaholm.
Each team had a rough go of it last year, but now both have been moved down to the OAA Blue, which could mean more success and a possible playoff spot.
The Maples and Falcons won't have to worry about competing with the likes of Farmington, Rochester Adams or Farmington Hills Harrison in the league, and while Kosmo feels Seaholm and Groves should usually be good enough to compete with those schools, not having to face them will definitely increase the odds of success.
Seaholm in particular, should be a much-improved squad. The Maples had inexperienced units along the offensive and defensive lines last year, but the players in those areas started to jell late last season and most are back. Add the fact Seaholm could have one of the state's top recruits, Michigan-bound receiver Shawn Conway, and it could be a nice year.
The only hangup could be that Conway might not be eligible to play for Seaholm because his official residency is in another school district. Stay tuned to see how that is sorted out.