Playoff Time in the City of Detroit

17 Oct

The Final weekend of high school football season in the state of Michigan is upon us.  Another great DPS Season will conclude with some teams wishing to have a couple of games back, while other will look to make deep state playoff runs.  The list below will tell what teams have qualified for the playoffs and what teams still need a win this weekend to qualify.

Central- At 5-3, the Trailblazers have certainly had a remarkable season.  They look to qualify for the playoffs on Thursday with a win over the visiting Trojans of Henry Ford.

Douglass- The Canes’ were expected to compete this season for the PSL East Division Championship.  But in the two games they needed to win, King and East English, Douglass did not even record a point.  The Hurricanes will not have a game this week and will finish with a 5-3 record.  Enough to make it into the playoffs.

King- King is in an interesting situation right now.  They play for the city championship this Friday, but with a record of 5-3.  King right now should be 6-2, but forfeited a game due to an ineligible player.  With a win King is in, but a loss still might get them in.  King has had to play a tough schedule, including Southfield and Cass Tech.  But no doubt, the Crusaders do not want to watch the MHSAA Selection Show this Sunday with anxiety about the remainder of their season.

East English- The Bulldogs have the best record out of any DPS Team.  If the bulldogs win this week, they will have  gone 8-1 on the season.  If that turns out to be true, the Bulldogs will have a great opportunity of obtaining home-field advantage in the playoffs, but for sure the district tournament.

Cass Tech- Cass Tech currently sits at 6-2 on the season.  The Technicians conclude regular season play against a very sub-par University of Detroit Jesuit.  Cass will most likely win and maybe even have a running clock in this game, which will give them a 7-2 record on the season.  Although this record seems good, it might not be good for home-field.  If Cass were to end up in the same district as Macomb Dakota, Dearborn Fordson or Warren Mott, they might only receive one home game.  That might not be a problem for the defending State Champions, remember last year, they got into the playoffs at 6-3 and only played one home game.

For all in all, it has been a truly great DPS Season.  Although their might not have been as many State Playoffs teams as their were last year, this season has been one of the most competitive in the years I’ve followed the PSL.

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