Monday, October 22, 2012
Just days after beating Warren Cousino, Eisenhower will take on Warren Mott in the first round of the state playoffs.
The Eisenhower varsity football team will take on Warren Mott during the first game of the Div. 1 state championship playoffs. The Sunday evening announcement came just days after the Eagles topped Warren Cousino 28-14 in the Oct. 19 home game. Last year, Eisenhower lost to Detroit Cass Tech 6-3 in the Division 1 football state semifinals. The team ended with an 11-2 record. So far, Eisenhower is holding tight to its 7-2 record. The date and time of Eisenhower's first playoff game will be announced later this week, according to the MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association). Other local, first-round matchups include Clinton Township Chippewa Valley and Macomb Dakota. This information was provided in a press release from the MHSAA. …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Longtime assistant Chris Smith tapped as new Eisenhower head coach.
For decades, the sidelines at Eisenhower High School have belonged to one man—head football coach, Bob Lantzy. He built a storied and winning tradition at the Shelby Township school since the program’s inception, and he shaped the Eagles into one of the state’s elite teams. In 2012, however, the sidelines will belong to another man—new Ike coach Chris Smith. The longtime Eagles’ assistant coach took over the reins in 2012 and did it with a load of enthusiasm. “I am very excited about the opportunity,” Smith said. “This is a premier program, in a great school, with great people, in a great community. How can I not be excited about that?” To the Ike fans in the community, Smith has been a familiar face for the past 15 years, serving as an …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tell us what you'll miss most about Eisenhower football Coach Bob Lantzy.
As an Eisenhower alumna and former Bob Lantzy student, the news of his retirement from football Wednesday, marks the end of an era and comes with mixed emotions. I immediately feel happiness for Lantzy’s wife Joan, and for the many more hours she’ll gain with her 65-year-old husband who retired from teaching at Ike a few years ago, and sadness for all the former students who have such fond memories of the winning coach and the future students who will never Lantzy's infectious enthusiasm. Lantzy has won more than 300 games as the only coach in the program’s history since its inception in 1971. On Wednesday evening, at a postseason banquet at Palazzo Grande, Lantzy handed out awards and thanked the coaching staff for a great year. He …
Friday, November 11, 2011
FoxSportsDetroit.com has a replay of Eisenhower's regional championship triumph on Friday.
Eisenhower defeated Walled Lake Central 38-21 in a Division 1 regional championship game on Friday, according to the MHSAA. FoxSportsDetroit.com captured all of the action, and you can watch a replay of the game here. Eisenhower advances to the state semifinals next week. The Eagles will play Detroit Cass Tech, which defeated Warren De La Salle 6-0 on Friday.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Eisenhower football coach Bob Lantzy goes for milestone victory when Eagles play at Chippewa Valley on Friday night.
Eisenhower veteran football coach Bob Lantzy could pick up win No. 300 if the Eagles defeat Chippewa Valley on Friday night. Lantzy, who has led the Eagles for 42 years and is the only coach in the program's history, would be the ninth coach in the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s history to win 300 games. The Eagles take on the Big Reds at 7 p.m. at Chippewa Valley High School. Since being crowned the head coach of the Eagles in 1970, Lantzy has led the school to seven undefeated seasons, 12 league championships, seven state district titles, six regional championships and four state finals. Eisenhower athletic director Chris Corteg said he believes one of the keys to Coach Lantzy’s success is his positive attitude. Corteg first…