Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
On the evening before leaving for Dallas to take on the Cowboys, Detroit Lions’ defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and running back Jahvid Best wanted to see some good high school football—Detroit Public School League style.
The players visited Denby High and dropped off some new gear that Suh bought for an appreciative Douglass High squad, then they headed to the PSL Game of the Week at Osborn High School and saw Crockett beat Cass Tech 7-0 to force a three-way tie for the Division 1 lead.
On Sunday, Suh and Best were part of the biggest Lions’ comeback since the team’s last NFL championship in 1957 as the Honolulu Blue and Silver stormed back from a 27-3 third-quarter deficit to defeat the Cowboys 34-30. The Lions’ third road victory of the season lifted their record to 4-0, joining the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers as the NFL’s only remaining unbeaten teams.
The Detroit Public School League salutes Suh and Best for their generosity in outfitting Douglass High’s football team with new helmets and cleats after the Hurricanes’ equipment was stolen in a fieldhouse break-in. We also wish the Lions continued success as they prepare to face the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football next week from Ford Field.
Proud Strong Learners and Proud Strong Lions – a PSL winning combination.