Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
As the unquestioned leader of Cass Tech’s green machine offense, quarterback Rodney Hall has the unbeaten Technicians averaging nearly 40 points a game and has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
Hall, a 6-2, 210-pound junior, threw for 322 yards and five touchdowns last Friday in Cass Tech’s 42-9 victory against Mumford. He finished the game with 407 all-purpose yards, including 85 rushing.
“Our offense revolves around his ability to run the ball as well as he throws it. He’s been playing the quarterback position for three years, with this being his second year as the starter. He’s a proven winner. And he’s a great dual-threat quarterback.”
Hall has a 3.0 grade point average and is being looked at by several major colleges, Wilcher said.
King senior Armani Posey was also a Proud Strong Learner of the Week nominee for his role in the unbeaten, top-ranked Crusaders’ 20-15 victory against East English Village in last Friday’s PSL Game of the Week.
Posey, a 6-1, 200-pound strong safety and wide receiver, had 12 tackles and two sacks, including a crucial stop on a 4th and 1 inside the King 20-yard line with less than two minutes remaining in the game. He also caught four passes on offense.
“He’s one of our top defensive players,” King coach Dale Harvel said. “He’s also our punter and backup quarterback. He’s a great all-around athlete.”
Posey has above a 3.0 GPA and is still uncommitted as a college recruit. “A lot of schools are waiting on him,” Harvel said.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators