Detroit Public School League
2019 football championships

 

Division 1

Final

Friday, October 25, 2019

At Detroit Renaissance

 

 

2019 Detroit Public School League Division 1 Football Champion: Detroit Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Head coach: Tyrone Spencer   Assistant coaches: Jerrel Noland, Aronde Stanton, Donovan Dickerson, Charles Young, Oluntunji Bolden, Dr. Cecil Forbes, Terel Patrick, AnTjuan Smith, Zach Carr, Matt Green, Jimmie Mitchell, Walter Reynolds, Diane McKenzie, George Harris, James Terry, Leon Crenshaw, Ricky Holmes, and Richard Small

Players: Junior Jaylen Reed, senior Marshawn Lee, freshman Kenny Merrieweather, freshman Dante Moore, senior Mike Miles, freshman Jameel Croft Jr., senior Peny Boone, junior Rishad Hence, sophomore Lynn Wyche-El, senior Montez Archer, senior Joe Frazier, senior RaShawn Williams, junior Rahiim Mersier, junior Aaron Lamar, senior Antoine Evans, junior D'marae Martin, junior Karlon Sanders, junior Tyrell Stublefield, sophomore De'Monnie Hendrix, junior Aaron Wade, sophomore Tre'vion Meadows, senior Brennis Williams, senior David Reese, junior Damaryion Coleman, junior Justin Whyte, junior Marcus Trusel, junior D'Juan Crudup, sophomore Blake Bailiff, senior Willie Blakes, junior Karmari Smith, freshman Denero Harris, junior Darius Caver, senior Randy Winans, freshman Semaj Dozie, junior Walter Herndon, sophomore Imani Dowdell, senior Antonio Cowan, freshman Jonathan Slack, senior Chris Love, junior Justin Howard, junior Esean Carter, senior Marquis Knolton, senior Deon Buford, freshman Zontez Calhoun, junior Brandon Honorable, sophomore Terl Hollingsworth, junior Mark Brown, junior Damon Harris, junior Darrion Love, junior Kenneth Jackson, junior Elijah Reiley, senior Marquel Bell-Nelson, freshman Leonard Lawler, senior Jaiquon Ellis, sophomore Rashawn Mersier, junior Henry Earle, and sophomore Terence Maize

 

Championship

Detroit Martin Luther King Jr. (7-2) 27, Detroit Denby (7-2) 6

The Crusaders downed the Tars to earn the Detroit Public School League Division 1 Football Championship on Friday, Oct. 25, at Detroit Renaissance’s William Douglas Hill Field. Denby got on the board first as junior Kayon Hammond returned an interception16 yards for a touchdown with 5:57 left in the first quarter. King (7-2) came right back with a 68-yard drive, capped by freshman Dante Moore’s 11-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Lynn Wyche-El. Junior Jaylen Reed forced a fumble on a blind-side sack to give King the ball on the Denby 25 yard line with two minutes left in the half.    “Jaylen’s been doing it all year, and we needed that," King coach Tyrone Spencer told reporters. "They really didn’t score on our defense." Maryland-bound senior running back Peny Boone took charge with the short field, accounting for all 25 yards on the drive. Boone scored from seven yards out to give the Crusaders a 13-6 lead with 28 seconds left in the game. Moore, who already has offers from Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia and Illinois, connected with senior Marshawn Lee on a quick slant with 5:54 left in the third quarter and Lee took it 47 yards for a touchdown to increase the lead to 20-6. Boone broke loose down the right sideline for 55 yards to the one-yard line on the final play of the third quarter. He scored on the first play of the fourth quarter to open up a 27-6 lead. King defeated Denby, 32-14, in Week Six. Both teams await their Michigan High School Athletic Association playoff assignments on Sunday.

 

> Detroit Martin Luther King beats Detroit Denby to earn D1 title

> Big plays lift Detroit King to PSL Division 1 crown

 

Semifinals

At Detroit Collegiate Preparatory at Northwestern

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Detroit Martin Luther King Jr. 42, Detroit Renaissance 9

Friday, October 18, 2019

Detroit Denby 34, Detroit Mumford 14

Division 2

Final

Friday, October 25, 2019

At Detroit Renaissance

 

 

2019 Detroit Public School League Division 2 Football Champion: Detroit Central

 

Head coach: Jimmie Macon

Players: Sophomore Anthony Bowers-Holmes, senior Orlando Clarkston, junior Antonio Butler, freshman Tristan Duncan, junior Tyler Craft, sophomore Judah Daniels, junior Todd Darnell, senior Jeremiah Dixon, junior Elijah Granger, freshman Anthony Johnson, sophomore Darnell Browder, freshman Quan Montgomery, junior Jabril Johnson, senior Alexander Jones, freshman Marion King, junior Karon McCrone, junior Kenyetta McKeever, junior David Mitchell, junior Keishon Minter, senior Chosin Muhammas, junior Louis New, freshman Jeremiah Bridgeman, junior Jalen Strickland, junior Sincere Srimple, junior Justyz Tuggle, and freshman Maurice Wakefield

 

Championship

Detroit Central 36, Detroit Henry Ford 0

The Trailblazers dominated teh Trojans 36-0 to earn the Detroit Public School League Division 2 Football Championship on Friday, Oct. 25, at Detroit Renaissance’s William Douglas Hill Field. Junior Elijah Grainger tossed three first-half touchdown passes as the Trailblazers (8-1) took a commanding 24-0 lead. Clarkston found junior Kenyatta McKeever for a 35-yard touchdown pass with 5:41 left in the first quarter. Senior Orlando Clarkston rushed for an 11-yard touchdown to make the score 12-0 with 7:01 left in the second quarter. Grainger tossed a 26-yard touchdown pass to junior Jalen Strickland with 52 seconds left in the half. Central got the ball back immediately on the ensuing kickoff with junior tight end and defensive end Sincere Strimple recovering a fumble at the Henry Ford 43-yard line. Grainger tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass to junior Justyz Tuggle with 14 seconds left in the half. Central had another short field to work with to start the second half after a short punt. It took over at the Henry Ford 36. Clarkston’s 23-yard run set up senior Alexander Jones’ five-yard touchdown run for a 30-0 lead. Central’s defensive ends Strimpel and sophomore Judah Daniels and caused problems for Henry Ford quarterbacks throughout the game, getting multiple sacks. Jones finished the scoring with a 21-yard touchdown run with 1:41 left in the game. Central edged Henry Ford 27-26 in Week Five. Both teams await their Michigan High School Athletic Association playoff assignments on Sunday.

 

> Detroit Central downs Detroit Henry Ford to win D2 championship

> Detroit Central clobbers Henry Ford to capture PSL Division 2 title

 

Semifinals

At Detroit Collegiate Preparatory at Northwestern

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Detroit Central 20, Detroit Southeastern 0

Friday, October 18, 2019

Detroit Henry Ford 14, Detroit Osborn 8

 

Detroit Public School League
2019 final regular season football standings

 

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Division 4

* League record is from games played Week 3 through Week 7 and includes division crossovers, but does not include PSL playoff games.

(P) Earned MHSAA playoff berth