King seeks to join East English Village, Cass Tech, Cody in PSL football semifinals

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

With Cass Tech, East English Village and Cody already assured their place in next week’s Detroit Public School League football semifinals, King seeks to become the fourth and final qualifier with a victory Friday against host Denby.

Coach Dale Harvel’s Crusaders are the heavy favorites to defeat Coach Tim Muir’s Tars although both teams enter Friday’s  4 p.m. game with identical 3-2 league and 3-3 overall records.

In other games Friday (all 4 p.m. except where noted), Cass Tech (5-0 league, 5-1 overall) plays winless Mumford (0-4, 0-6) at Renaissance High; Pershing (1-4, 2-4) visits East English Village (5-0, 5-1); Southeastern (2-3, 2-4) plays host Douglass (3-2, 3-3) at Kettering High’s field; Renaissance (2-2, 3-3) visits Northwestern (1-3, 2-4); Western (2-2, 2-4) visits Ford (2-3, 2-4); Central (2-3, 2-4) visits Osborn (1-4, 1-5); and (nonleague) Cody (4-1, 4-2) plays Science and Math Prep at King High 4:30 p.m.

Barring an upset Friday, King would capture second place in the PSL East behind East English Village.  If Denby pulls off the upset, the Tars potentially could finish tied for second in the PSL East with Douglass. In that case, since Denby and Douglass didn’t meet this season, the playoff spot would go to the team with the highest point differential (points scored minus points allowed in league competition).

The PSL semifinals are slated for Friday, Oct. 12 at Northwestern High and will pair East English Village, the first-place team in the East, against Cody, the second-place team in the West, at 5 p.m., followed by Cass Tech, the West first-place team, against the East second-place team at 7 p.m. The winners collide in the PSL championship game Friday, Oct. 19 at Northwestern High.




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