King ascends to the PSL Division 1 football throne; DCP-Northwestern wins Division 2 crown

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

The Crusaders of King High School won a back and forth thriller 27-25 to dethrone Cass Tech in the 2015 PSL Division 1 football championship game Friday night at Ford Field.

A high-spirited, five-figure crowd of about 11,000 saw a five-star game, spectacularly worthy of the most talent-rich high school football league in the state.

PSL FOOTBALL DOUBLEHEADER 2015 1199Coach Dale Harvel’s No. 1-ranked Crusaders finished the regular season with a perfect 9-0 record.

Coach Thomas Wilcher’s Technicians (7-2) were the two-time defending champions but lost to King for the second time this season by a total of five points, including a 31-28 overtime thriller in week 5.

PSL FOOTBALL DOUBLEHEADER 2015 463DCP-Northwestern also capped off a perfect 9-0 regular season with its 26-12 victory against Central (6-3) for the PSL Division 2 championship. Coach Jimmy Hill said his Colts won with neighborhood student-athletes who chose to stay at DCP-NW.

PSL football showcased itself Friday at Ford Field as indeed the best game in town! Our Proud Strong Learners will be well represented with six teams when the state playoffs begin next week.

For photos of the PSL Division 1 championship game, click on the Detroit Public School League page on Facebook:

For photos of the PSL Division 2 championship game, click on the Detroit Public School League page on Facebook:

(PSL state playoff qualifiers in bold, schedule TBD): Cass Tech (7-2) hosts Warren Mott in Division 1; King (9-0) hosts University of Detroit Jesuit, and East English Village (7-2) visits Warren De La Salle in Division 2; DCP-Northwestern (9-0) hosts Denby (5-4) in Division 4; and Central (6-3) isits University Prep in Division 5.

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