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Mumford, Loyola record big shut outs

Kameron Pleasant of Mumford catches a pass against the DCP-Northwestern defense Oct. 4. CHUCK JOHNSON, DPS PHOTO

Kameron Pleasant of Mumford catches a pass against the DCP-Northwestern defense Oct. 4.
CHUCK JOHNSON, DPS PHOTO

Prep football Roundup — Week 6

By Harry M. Anderson, Jr.
Special to the Michigan Citizen

Mumford remained unbeaten as the Mustangs (6-0, 5-0 PSL West) routed Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern, 50-0, in front of a homecoming crowd at Mumford Oct. 4.

The Mustangs, who led 12-0 at the half, erupted for 38 second-half points to clinch the victory and to send their fans home with smiles on their faces.

“The kids decided to play today,” said Mumford head coach Donshell English. “In the second half, we got focused and accomplished a lot. We’re trying to get better. It takes a lot to be connected because the kids are staying focused in the classroom, on the field and at home.”

The Mustangs got their first points in the first quarter when running back Carl Miller scored on a five-yard run and then receiver DeShawn Foster caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Monte Stewart.

Miller and his Mumford teammates blew the game wide open in the third quarter scoring 30 points. Miller caught TD passes of 26 and 85 yards and raced 56 yards to score. Cameron Ross then caught a 23-yard pass from Stewart. Miller got his fifth touchdown in the fourth quarter scoring from 50-yards out. “It’s very great to remain unbeaten,” Miller said. “I wanted to show my talent in front of my family. It feels good to show our team is great and our coaches and teachers what they’ve done. (Our upcoming) game against Cass Tech is going to be the best game to show what we can do.”

Both Cass Tech and Mumford are 5-0 in the PSL West and 6-0 overall. The Mustangs will tangle with the Technicians on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Cass Tech. The winner will win the PSL West Division and will be the number one-seed in the PSL West for the playoffs.

Over in the PSL East, East English Village won their fourth straight game, after a 0-2 start. The Bulldogs (3-1 PSL East, 4-2) went on the road and won a non-conference matchup against Wyoming in a 34-0 shutout.

Quarterback Anton Curtis was 10-for-16 in the air for 245 yards and one TD pass. He also ran in another touchdown. Kamal March led the East English defense with four quarterback sacks.

East English plays at Pershing Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. A win over the Doughboys would put the Bulldogs into the PSL playoffs as the number two seed from the east. PSL East leader King (4-0 PSL East, 5-0) will play at home in a showdown against Denby (3-1 PSL East, 5-1) Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. A King victory will clinch the PSL East for the Crusaders.

Loyola Academy also remained unbeaten (6-0, 3-0 CHSL AA) as the Bulldogs pounded Dearborn Divine Child 40-0 in a home game at U-D Jesuit last Saturday.

“I was pleased because we had some of our injured players back,” said Loyola Head Coach John Callahan. “We had five players out last week against (Pontiac) Notre Dame Prep. We have a scheduled of mostly class A and B schools to get ready for the state playoffs. We’re taking one game at a time because it’s not going to get any easier.”

The Bulldogs first two touchdowns came through the air on the arm of quarterback Garrett Schaller when he connected with Darrell McIntyre (16 yards), and Keith Graves (25 yards).

Loyola scored 20 points in the second quarter. Darryl Jordan scored on a three-yard run; Marvin Campbell caught a 78-yard TD pass from Schaller and then raced in from nine yards out. The Bulldogs led 32-0 at the half.

Blaine Woodland rounded out the scoring when he scored on a 25-yard run in the fourth quarter.

“We just played a good game,” said Campbell. “We started sort of flat, but got better on each drive. The blocking got better on every play.”

“With our sixth win of the season we’re in both the Catholic League Prep Bowl and state playoffs,” Schaller said. “It’s great to make them both, but we must keep the foot down on the pedal. It’s also great to throw three TDs in today’s game.”

“I feel good that we’re 6-0, but we can’t get the big head,” said linebacker Darryl Clemons who led the Bulldogs defense. “We got to get to practice and prepare for the rest of the season. Our motto is “FINISH IT’. We haven’t, because the season isn’t over yet.”

Loyola plays at Hamtramck Oct. 11.

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