Big victories: DCP-Northwestern shuts out Highland Park
Prep Football Roundup: Week One
By Harry M. Anderson, Jr.
Special to the Michigan Citizen
(DETROIT) — Under a new name and second year coach, the Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern Colts earned their first opening season victory in two years with a 27-0 shutout over Highland Park, Aug. 29 at home. Under the direction of head coach Jimmy Hill, the Colts shook off the cobwebs and miscues to clinch their first victory.
The Colts quickly found the end zone within two of the first quarter when sophomore running back scored from 14 yards out. Junior quarterback John Dozier made it 14-0, in favor of the Colts when he threw a 35 yard pass to junior receiver Derrick Baxter. Baxter also caught the two point conversion pass.
DCP-Northwestern made it 20-0 when Dozier scored again, this time from one yard out on a QB keeper in the third quarter. Deep in the fourth quarter, junior running back Tyrael Watts sprinted 80 yards to pay dirt — clinching 27-0 win.
“I was impressed with the win and the work of our juniors and sophomores,” Hill said. “(Now) we have to get ready for Cass Tech.”
The Colts face the Cass Tech Technicians on Sep. 6.
Martin Luther King, the defending PSL Champions, started their season with a bang as they routed the Port Huron Kings, 54-14, at home last Friday. The MLK Crusaders’ quarterback, James Speight, threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns. Avonte Maddox caught seven passes for 161 yards and seven touchdowns. Carl Fuller led the King defense with 11 tackles. The Crusaders play at East English Village Sep. 6 at 7 p.m.
Western International earned their first win of the season as their Cowboys rolled over Osborn, 42-12, Aug. 30 at Mumford. Junior running back Romello Ross ignited Western with three touchdown runs of 62, 37 and 58 yards. Junior quarterback Jalen Ewing scored on runs of one and six yards while senior wide receiver Terrance White returned a kickoff for 64 yards. Defense freshman Kevin Willis had one interception.
“We won our first game, but we have a lot of work to,” said Head Coach Andre Harlan.
The Cowboys face Renaissance at King High’s Lorenzo Wright Field Sep. 6 at 4 p.m.