Predictions for the Division 1-8 Football State FinalsFootball  |
Division 1: Detroit Catholic Central vs. Detroit Cass Tech
Breakdown: With Catholic Central quarterback Austin Brown out for this game due to a broken leg, a very even matchup swings into Cass Tech’s favor, but don’t count out the Shamrocks. Cass Tech has struggled against the run in recent weeks (against Saline and Utica Eisenhower), and that’s what the Shamrocks do best. But too much firepower on offense, led by Donovan Peoples-Jones, Rodney Hall and Donovan Johnson and on defense with Jaylen Kelly-Powell along with Peoples-Jones and Johnson, will lead the Technicians to their first title since 2012.
Prediction: Detroit Cass Tech 31, Detroit Catholic Central 21
Division 2: Walled Lake Western vs. Detroit King
Breakdown: A battle of two top teams in Division 2 and a battle of two Mr. Football Award finalists, Western’s Cody White and King’s Ambry Thomas, look for there to be plenty of offense in this game. King is the defending Division 2 state champions and won’t be