Cass Tech, King on course for a return to Ford Field in MHSAA football playoffs

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

The same two Detroit Public School League teams that put on a dazzling display of football three weeks ago at Ford Field could find themselves again playing for a championship in the home of the Detroit Lions.

Cass Tech in Division 1 and King in Division 2 have both advanced to the regional finals of the 2013 Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs.

With two more victories, both teams will be vying for a state championship Nov. 29-30 at Ford Field.

This weekend, Coach Thomas Wilcher’s Technicians, the two-time Division 1 defending state champions, will host Macomb Dakota at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cass Tech in a battle of unbeaten 11-0 teams.

Coach Dale Harvel’s Crusaders (9-1) visit unbeaten Wyandotte Roosevelt (11-0) Friday (tonight, Nov. 15) at 7 p.m.

This weekend’s regional champions (in eight divisions based on school enrollment size) advance to the state semifinals.

In last weekend’s district championship games, King defeated PSL rival East English Village 28-20 and Cass Tech turned back Warren Mott 28-19.

On Oct. 25, a PSL championship game record crowd of approximately 6,000 saw Cass Tech defeat King 20-14 at Ford Field. That game matched the only two PSL schools that have won a state football championship. King won the Division 2 crown in 2007 and was the league’s only state football champion until Cass Tech won the Division 1 crown the past two seasons.



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