Top Week 9 high school football games
All games at 7 p.m. Friday unless noted
Detroit Cass Tech (8-0) vs. Detroit King (8-0) at Ford Field: The rematch of last year's PSL title game won by Cass Tech, 20-14, is a contest between King's defense, which has allowed just 48 points this season, and Cass Tech running back Mike Weber.
Birmingham Brother Rice (8-0) vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary's (7-1) at Ford Field, 7 p.m. Saturday: Brother Rice, the defending Catholic League champion, has the challenge of facing St. Mary's in a rematch from a 28-20 win in Week 6, and this time senior cornerback Tyson Smith will be guarding Brother Rice receiver Grant Perry.
Utica Eisenhower (5-3) at Romeo (5-3): This MAC crossover game has the winner moving on to the state playoffs. Eisenhower has won three straight and Romeo, five of the last six.
Muskegon Mona Shores (7-1) at Muskegon (8-0): It's No. 4 Muskegon vs. No. 10 Mona Shores in this crosstown battle. Look for 1,000-yard running back DeOntay Moffett to continue his strong season for Mona Shores.
Northville (5-3) at Grand Blanc (5-3): Both need a win to qualify for the state playoffs. Northville has lost three of its last four games, including a 42-7 setback Friday to Plymouth. Grand Blanc is coming off a pair of tough losses.
Top five games last week
Livonia Stevenson 30, Livonia Churchill 27: Austin Petrie rushed for 124 yards on 17 carries during the second half to help Stevenson come back from a 20-7 first-half deficit to defeat its crosstown rival. Churchill quarterback Brian Alsobrooks, who threw for 280 yards, missed a 50-yard field goal — which would have sent the game into overtime — when the ball hit the crossbar. The teams have a rematch Friday since both finished second in their divisions at 6-2.
Ypsilanti Lincoln 28, Ypsilanti Community 27: Lincoln (6-2) rushed for 331 yards (Cam Williams, 126 and two TDs, and Devonni Reed, 129 and two) and came back from a 27-7 deficit to become eligible for the state playoffs while earning its second straight SEC White title. Ypsi quarterback Marquis Smith was part of 159 yards and three TDs in the first half.
Lapeer 34, Flint Carman-Ainsworth 31 (OT): Lapeer scored three fourth-quarter TDs to force overtime, then won on Brian Bach's 4-yard run in the Saginaw Valley South Division showdown. Caleb Ruffin ran for 342 yards and four TDs for Carman-Ainsworth (6-2).
Utica Eisenhower 31, Warren Mott 24 (2 OTs): Robert Smith of Eisenhower kicked a 42-yard field goal to send the game into overtime, then Joe Mets scored the winning TD for the win to push Eisenhower (5-3) closer to a state playoff spot. Connor Madigan found Tylen Redding for a 70-yard TD pass on a fourth-and-10 with 34 seconds left for Mott (5-4).
Port Huron Northern 54, Sterling Heights 48: Kyle Burch scored on a 5-yard run with 17 seconds left in this MAC Gold division game. Burch threw for three TDs and rushed for four for Northern (3-5, 1-4). Sterling Heights fell to 1-7, 0-5.