Grosse Pointe North-South Tailgate Draws Fans
Grosse Pointe North and South show rivalry and friendship before the rivalry game Friday.
The Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce used the tailgate as a kick off to a weekend of events intended to highlight the Grosse Pointes and showcase local businesses.
Much of the tailgate was moved into the main hallway of the high school due to the rainy conditions. Several local restaurants offered a variety of foods to patrons, parents were selling North and South gear and the Judson Center Grosse Pointe sold North and South bracelets and zipper pulls.
Additionally, the Grosse Pointe South Athletic Booster Club teamed up with Bob Maxey Ford to offer test drives of a new vehicle. For every drive around the block, the school earned $20 and the driver's received a free memory stick.
The tailgate began about 5 p.m. and dwindled shortly after 7 p.m. when the game began. South took the win, 18-13 despite North's strong comeback after half-time.