Saturday's prep football: Detroit Public Safety Academy wins third straight

The Detroit News

Devonte Webb ran back two punts for touchdowns while Shundean Bridges passed for 335 yards and a score to help Detroit Public Safety Academy down Southfield Christian, 34-18, Saturday in a high school football game.

Webb also racked up 175 receiving yards and caught a TD pass while Bridges ran in from 35 yards for another score in Detroit Public Academy's third straight win. Webb's TD punt returns were from 85 and 65 yards.

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The team continues to soar under first-year coach John Pittman. He took over the program this year after serving six seasons at Detroit Voyageur.

"Discipline and defense: They go hand in hand," Pittman said. "That's what we hang our hat on."

Christian Smith recorded 13 tackles and forced a fumble to go along with 175 yards rushing, including a TD, for DPS (3-1), which has been unbeaten since dropping its opener to Madison Heights Bishop Foley 42-32. Since then, the school has outscored opponents 64-21.

Pittman credits offensive coordinator Kenneth Figueroa, who was a position coach at Voyageur, for the transformation. The 25-player squad features only five seniors.

"He's done a great job," Pittman said.

DPS travels to Dearborn Heights Star Academy Friday. Kickoff is 4 p.m.

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