DETROIT, Mich. – The Detroit Public School League City Championship was an exciting one last Friday inside Ford Field, as King overcame a 20-0 first-half deficit to come back and defeat East English Village Prep, 51-48.
Northern Illinois commit Mycial Allen made plays on both sides of the ball to help King get the victory.
Several top prospects on both sides stepped up and played well.
-Northern Illinois commit Mycial Allen played big for King all evening. His interception setup his own touchdown reception late in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 20-18. Allen added a 39-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter to put the Crusaders up 39-20.
-Ohio commit Leon Alexander forced a fumble then scooped the football up and scored for King, which at the time cut East English Village Prep’s lead to 20-12.
-Junior running back Raymond Mitchell could be one to watch for King in the future. His 39-yard touchdown run got King on the board. He went on to rush for 135 yards and three scores on 22 carries. Junior receiver Jalen Embry had a long reception to setup one of Mitchell’s touchdowns.
-Another King junior receiving BCS interest is Avonte Maddox. He returned a kick 81 yards for a score, putting his team up 45-28 at the time.
-After falling behind 39-20, East English Village Prep battled back in the game behind Ball State cornerback commit Desmond King. The future Cardinal plowed his way to 218 yards on the ground and three touchdowns, despite missing most of the first half with a shoulder injury. He did score the Bulldogs first touchdown, and his second second-half score cut the lead to what ended up being the final margin with 1:51 remaining.
-Michigan commit Khalid Hill scored on a 53-yard reception to put East English Village Prep up 14-0.
-One of the game’s more exciting players was East English Village Prep freshman scat-back Nathaniel Bowlware. He ran 11 times for 78 yards and two scores and was also a factor in the return game.
-King senior quarterback Davaun Williams tossed two touchdown passes and also had a couple key runs to keep the chains moving.
King is 6-3 and East English Village is 7-2 as they both head into this weekend’s state tournament.
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