The Detroit Lions hyped up the crowd at Ford Field by blaring Guns and Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” from the 1987 album Appetite for Destruction.
It worked because the song revved the crowd up to record number roars and record numbing screams. It did not work because the Lions lost their first home game 37-31 in overtime to the Seattle Seahawks.
The song seemed out of place. There is only one jungle. That’s South Lyon High School who has hyped up its crowd before games for decades with the high energy song that not only gets the team going but gets the crowd ready for action.
The real Jungle is one of my favorite high school football stadiums to attend. WHMI- 93.5 FM visits the Jungle Friday when South Lyon (1-3) plays host to Lakes Valley opponent Walled Lake Central (1-3).
Normally I’d be on the sidelines acting as sideline reporter for the station, but sadly I must miss the game. My son Brandon made the Michigan State University home coming court and the school wines and dines the parents the entire weekend.
We have VIP seats Friday for the home coming parade and a reception at the President’s house. My wife Abs and I will watch Saturday’s game against Maryland from the suites at Spartan Stadium shortly after attending a brunch hosted by the school.
** One name that dominates Livingston County news is Pinckney wide receiver Nolan Carruthers. He broke the Livingston County record for receptions (16) during the Pirates 13-7 loss at Jackson. Carruthers is a standout on a team searching for its first win Friday at Tecumseh.

** The Howell Highlanders vowed to spend more time together in hopes that the male bonding contributes to more wins on the field. They’d love to get together for a free breakfast Saturday morning at All Star Coney Island. But in order to do so they must defeat Northville Friday at Howell Stadium.
All Star co-owner Cindy Fillmore offered the team free breakfast the day after a Friday win. Howell (2-2) players show up Saturday mornings wearing their Howell jerseys to collect.