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The Southfield A&T football team will be going for an OAA Red league title this week without its starting quarterback. Star sophomore field general, Sam Johnson is out with some bumps and bruises and might not make it back until the playoffs.
 
Therefore, the Warriors (4-3) will turn to backup John Darby to bring home the hardware Friday on the road at Oxford(4-3). A&T can grab a share of the league crown with a victory.
 
Darby, a junior who normally starts at slot receiver, was under center for the second half of the Warriors’ Week 7 41-7 beat down of Stoney Creek, finding the end zone twice, once with his arms and another time with his legs. He was Southfield’s JV quarterback last year.
 
“John could start at a lot of schools in this area, we have a great deal of confidence in him as a team and we aren’t going to change a thing,” A&T head coach Tim Conley said.
 
Johnson is a Division I college recruit and has started at the varsity level since his freshman season. Last fall, he threw for 1,700 yards playing for Conley at Southfield before the merger.