Saturday's prep football: Detroit Public Safety Academy wins third straight
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.
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.
Royal Oak Shrine 43, Marine City Cardinal Mooney 6: Dan Romano returned a kick 73 yards, ran back a fumble 35 yards and added a TD to go along with 123 yards rushing for Shrine (3-1, 1-0 Catholic League). Conor Benson and Charlie Niehaus also scored for Shrine.