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

  • FILE - Bremerton High assistant football coach Joe Kennedy, front, walks off the field with his lawyer, right, Oct. 16, 2015, after praying at the 50-yard line following a football game in Bremerton, Wash. 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. (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times via AP, File)

  • Crestwood High School football player Adam Berry (19) leads a muslim prayer before a game in Melvindale, Mich., Sept. 23. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, 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.