Thursday's prep roundup: Cesar Chavez football rolls
Detroit Cesar Chavez was able to halt a two-game losing streak Thursday night, gaining momentum heading into a crucial part of its schedule with a 58-0 win over Dearborn Heights Star International.
Cesar Chavez plays Adrian Lenawee Christian next Friday, a game that coach Tarif Kumasi says could determine his team’s postseason fate.
“We needed this for our confidence,” Kumasi said. “If we can go down to (Lenawee) and win, we have a good shot at making the playoffs.”
Nathan Muscat threw for 315 yards and six touchdowns for Cesar Chavez (2-2).
Muscat, a junior quarterback, takes over for standout Omar Salih, who set passing records during his time at Cesar Chavez and is now playing football at Saginaw Valley State.
“He’s coming along,” Kumasi said of Muscat. “He’s still got to work on his maturity and reading the field, but I’m happy with his progress.
“He can make plays with his feet and his arm. That’s the added dimension we’ve got this year.”
Cesar Chavez raced out to a 38-0 lead in the first half.
Senior wide receiver Anthony Turner hauled in seven receptions for 151 yards and four scores.
Star International is 0-4.
Madison Heights Madison def. Mount Clemens 25-20, 25-15, 25-20: Kayla Marshall was 15-for-15 on serves with four aces and five digs, Alyssa Boucher was 15-for-18 on serves and Jaterra Bowie had two kills for Madison.
Geoff Robinson is a freelance writer