Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
The Detroit Public School League Division 1 football championship game, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Ford Field has been deemed a Cass Tech forfeit victory against King in the aftermath of King’s involvement in an on-field brawl last Friday (Oct. 16) following its 20-2 PSL D1 semifinal victory against Cody.
Cody’s football team has been suspended for the rest of the season and its coaching staff has been placed on indefinite suspension. King will be allowed to resume play in the state playoffs.
The PSL Division 2 football championship game, originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Ford Field, will be played at 6 p.m. at Ford Field between unbeaten DCP-Northwestern (7-0 PSL, 8-0 overall) and Central (6-1 PSL, 6-2 overall).
In the PSL D2 semifinals Saturday at DCP-Northwestern High School, Central defeated Ford 24-20 and DCP-Northwestern beat Pershing 27-8.
With the forfeit, both Cass Tech and King will finish with regular season records of 7-1 PSL, 8-1 overall. Cass Tech won its D1 semifinal game Friday 47-12 against Mumford.