Defending champion King to open PSL football season at East English Village in rematch of 2012 title game

The Detroit Public School League begins its 2013 football championship race with seven league openers Friday, highlighted by defending champion King (1-0 overall) visiting East English Village (0-1) in a 7 p.m. rematch of last season’s title game, won by King 51-48 at Ford Field.

Northwestern 27, Highland Park 0 317

DCP-Northwestern celebrates season-opening victory

In other league openers, all 4 p.m. starts, No. 1 state-ranked Cass Tech (1-0) visits DCP-Northwestern (1-0), Pershing (0-1) is at Osborn (0-1), Denby (1-0) visits Southeastern (0-1), Ford (0-1) plays Cody (0-1) at Cass Tech High School, Mumford (1-0) is at Central (0-1), and Renaissance (0-1) plays Western (1-0) at King High School.

The PSL got off to a sluggish 4-7 overall record last weekend in competition against nonleague opponents, but Cass Tech carried the league banner high by picking up where it left off in pursuit of a third consecutive Division 1 state championship.

Before a packed crowd at Wayne State University, the Technicians defeated highly-touted Southfield 18-14 Friday in the marquee matchup of the Prep Kickoff Classic. East English Village also made its season debut in the three-day event at Wayne State, losing 20-12 against Detroit Loyola.

In other results, King walloped visiting Port Huron 54-14, DCP-Northwestern whipped visiting Highland Park 27-0, Mumford rolled past visiting Garden City 52-20, Renaissance lost at Farmington Hills Harrison 43-0, Cody lost at Detroit Catholic Central 52-0, Douglass bowed at Harper Woods Chandler Park 14-0, Southeastern was beaten at Monroe 55-14, Central lost at Steubenville (Ohio) 48-6, and Pershing lost to Romulus 37-0.

Two other openers matched PSL teams but did not count in the league standings. Western whipped Osborn 42-12 and Denby shut out Ford 35-0.

2013 Detroit Public School League varsity football schedule


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