Prayers go on, sometimes out of sight, in prep football


              Crestwood High School football player Adam Berry (19) leads a muslim prayer before a game in Melvindale, Mich., Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              Crestwood High School football player Adam Berry (19) leads a muslim prayer before a game in Melvindale, Mich., Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
            
              West Bloomfield running back Ralph Rogers, wearing eye black in the form of crosses on each cheek, stands on the sideline before a game against Eisenhower, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in West Bloomfield, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
            
              West Bloomfield defensive line coach Justin Ibe, with headphones, critiques a play during the game against Eisenhower, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in West Bloomfield, Mich. Surrounded by a slew of players with their arms draped over shoulders, West Bloomfield High School assistant coach Justin Ibe bowed his head and led a Christian prayer before a recent Friday night game. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
            
              Dearborn Fordson High School receiver Hassan Shinawah (4) leads the blockers during its game against Dearborn High School, Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 in Dearborn, Mich. Across America, most high school football seasons are winding down. It will wrap up the first year since the Supreme Court ruled it was OK for a public school coach near Seattle to pray on the field. Shinawah, a senior and team captain at Fordson, said players supported keeping their prayers in the locker room and away from the public. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
            
              Dearborn Fordson High School head coach Fouad Zaban addresses the team in the locker room before the game against Dearborn High School, Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 in Dearborn, Mich. Across America, most high school football seasons are winding down. It will wrap up the first year since the Supreme Court ruled it was OK for a public school coach near Seattle to pray on the field. After the court ruling, Zaban said he was flooded with requests to use his platform and constitutional right to pray publicly. After thinking about it, he chose to keep his team's prayers behind closed doors to avoid potential anti-Islamic jeers from fans in other communities. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
            
              Dearborn Fordson High School head coach Fouad Zaban greets players before the game against Dearborn High School, Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 in Dearborn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
            
              Dearborn Fordson High School receiver Hassan Shinawah leads the team in prayer before its game against Dearborn High School, Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 in Dearborn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
            
              West Bloomfield team members huddle as defensive line coach Justin Ibe leads a team prayer before the game against Eisenhower, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in West Bloomfield, Mich. Across America, most high school football seasons are winding down. It will wrap up the first year since the Supreme Court ruled it was OK for a public school coach near Seattle to pray on the field. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
            
              West Bloomfield running back Ralph Rogers, wearing eye black in the form of crosses on each cheek, stands on the sideline before a game against Eisenhower, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in West Bloomfield, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
            
              Crestwood High School football player Adam Berry (19) leads a muslim prayer before a game in Melvindale, Mich., Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. At Crestwood High School, where most of the football team is Muslim, the entire team gathers before practices and games to pray on one knee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)