Detroit Cass Tech takes on Detroit King Friday at Ford Field. (Bryan Mitchell / Special to News)
Top 5 games this week
Top 5 games this week
All games at 7 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted
Birmingham Brother Rice (8-0) vs. Detroit Catholic Central (7-1) at Ford Field, Saturday, 7: Well, coaches Al Fracassa of Brother Rice and Tom Mach of C.C. meet once again after all. Brother Rice defeated C.C. 28-21 on a last-minute touchdown pass on Sept. 28 at C.C. Oddly enough, the last time these teams met for the Catholic League championship was in 2000. Brother Rice won 24-7.
Brighton (5-3) at Detroit Country Day (5-3): Country Day has won five straight and, in all likelihood, will make the playoffs even it loses here. Brighton has a shot at getting in at 5-4 but would rather not leave that to chance.
Dearborn Fordson (5-3) at Monroe (5-3): These two rivals were members of the Great Lakes 8, Wolverine-A, Mega Conference and Border Cities League in the 1950s, í60s and í70s. Now they play for a state playoff spot with the loser likely to miss out.
Detroit Cass Tech (8-0) vs. Detroit King (7-0) at Ford Field: The last time these two big rivals met in the PSL title game was in 1995, won by Cass Tech 21-20. This could be one of the top games anywhere this season.
Southfield (7-1) at Clarkston (7-1): These teams finished first in their respective OAA divisions, Southfield in the White, Clarkston in the Red. They will be placed in different divisions for the playoffs so this amounts to a good tuneup for both.
Top 5 games last week
Chesaning 27, Hemlock 26: Trailing 26-21 Chesaning (4-4) scored on J.T. Grossí touchdown pass to Bryan Moore in the fourth quarter to win it. Gross was 7-of-13 for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Tony Speckhard rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns for Hemlock (2-6).
DeWitt 13, Portland 7: Portland (7-1), last yearís Division 5 champion, reached the DeWitt 30-yard line with a minute to go but Christopher Ruby intercepted to end the drive. Ruby also had two touchdown receptions from quarterback Jacob Heath. Zachary Deak had 14 tackles for DeWitt (8-0).
Lowell 35, Grand Rapids Christian 34 (2OTs): Christian quarterback Tyler Sigler scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in the second overtime but was stopped one yard short of the end zone on his conversion run to give Lowell (8-0) the victory. Lowell running back Kanon Deanís 12-yard touchdown run tied the game at 28-28. His 4-yard touchdown run and Austin Bieriís conversion kick gave Lowell a 35-28 lead.
Warren Mott 26, Port Huron 20: Mott (8-0) trailed 20-18 with 3:16 left and in possession on its own 23. Vondale Kellyís 32-yard reception from Austin Ross on a third-and-5 was a key play on the winning drive. Rossí 20-yard touchdown run with a minute left won it. Port Huron (5-3) needs to win at Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (7-1) to clinch a playoff spot.
Waterford Kettering 42, Pinckney 41 (OT): Austin Wood blocked an extra point after Pinckney scored on the first possession of overtime. Wood then scored on a 3-yard touchdown run and Colton Yaroch made the conversion to give Kettering (5-3) the victory. Wood had 10 tackles from his middle linebacker position and rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries.