MLK Crusaders! First State Champions!
The victory Pep Rally in the Riverside Ballroom in Cobo Hall was filled with wall to wall excitement, pride, and hundreds of parents, friends and everybody who just wanted to be near the unstoppable Martin Luther King Jr. High School Crusaders football team. They had earned the best title ever! The Crusaders are the first team to win a State Championship in Division II football for the school and for the Detroit Public Schools District! Along with the Championship, the team posted an undefeated season! It’s an accomplishment that is nearly impossible to top! At the Rally, accolades were almost non stop from friends, current and former Detroit Lions, city dignitaries and other VIPs. But the man of the hour was Crusaders’ Coach James Reynolds, the only DPS coach to lead a team to a State Championship in Division II football and who has been named the Detroit Lions High School Coach of the Year-2007! The MLK Crusaders!! Making history!