Entering the game, Grosse Pointe South was anxious to win their first rivalry against North in seven years. To accomplish this goal, South fought an energetic North home crowd as well as fought the elements with high winds. The winds made the game a battle of running games and tough defense.
Grosse Pointe South
Jordan is a two-year letterman on the football team and plays defensive back and wide receiver. He carries a 3.84 GPA, plays hockey,, and is a member of the Varsity Club at South. He also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. He was escorted by his parents, Eileen and Michael.
Jordan is a two-year letterman on the varsity football team and a two-year letterman in baseball. Jordan has a 3.8 GPA and plays tight-end and linebacker for North. He is involved with band and was awarded with the Band Booster Leadership Award. He is a member of the English Lutheran Church and is currently undecided on what college he would like to attend. He was escorted by his parents, Roger and Susan.
John played in the North-South Rivalry in his junior and senior years, 1972-1973. As quarterback and captain of the 1973 team, he led the team to a 36-21 victory over South, an undefeated season, and a No. 1 ranking in the Metro East. John ran the ball 12 times for 178 yards in the game against South, scoring on touchdown runs of 66 and 2 yards while throwing for three scores. In his two years as a starter, North won 17 of 18 games.
Paul was a three-year starter at South from 1981-1983 and played halfback. He scored 134 points and 19 touchdowns in his career while rushing for 2032 yards. In the 1982 rivalry game, with 1:30 to play, Paul scored the winning touchdown with an 89-yard touchdown run. That score and win secured South’s 9-0 season. Paul went on to play college football at Central Michigan and graduated from U.M. He is currently the executive director of the Chaundy Arts Gallery in Gross Pointe Woods.