Detroit Cass Tech rolls Detroit King, 41-19, to claim PSL title and remain unbeaten

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The Detroit Cass Tech football team made a statement on Saturday afternoon when it captured the Detroit Public School League championship by rolling Detroit Martin Luther King, 41-19.

The Cass Tech onslaught began late in the first quarter when senior running back Kobe King found the end zone on an easy two-yard run, going up 7-0. By the third quarter, Cass Tech (5-0) built a 41-6 lead and enacted the running clock rule before King (3-2) scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Cass Tech sophomore quarterback Leeshaun Mumpfield had a strong game under center again, finishing the game 10-for-12 passing for 161 yards and 3 touchdowns. Two touchdown passes came in the third quarter as he connected with junior Jameel Gardner on scoring plays of 44 and 10 yards, respectively.

With 2:24 left before half, King was able to respond when sophomore quarterback Dante Moore hit Chansey Willis Jr. for a 49-yard pass for a touchdown, making the deficit 14-6 after the missed extra point.

Still, Cass Tech found the end zone one more time before the end of the first half when Technicians sophomore quarterback Leeshaun Mumpfield connected with Nate Briggs with 11 seconds left, making it 21-6.

Kobe King finished with 97 rushing yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. In the second quarter, Cass Tech went up 14-0 on a 52-yard touchdown run by junior Karriem Sharrieff.

For King Moore finished 9-for-22 passing for just 95 yards and a touchdown. Moore also added a two-yard touchdown dive in the fourth quarter. Hence capped the scoring in the game by returning a blocked field goal over 70 yards for a score.

Cass Tech defeated King, 34-26, in the opening week of the season in a much closer game that saw King enter the fourth quarter with a lead. This marks the third blowout in the last four games of this rivalry. King won, 47-7, in the regular season last year while Cass Tech won 42-8 in the 2018 PSL championship game.

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