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Dakota's Defense wills them to a 17-9 Win Over Fordson

   | Branden Hunter

Dakota's Defense wills them to a 17-9 Win Over Fordson

Even with all the distractions facing the program this week, Macomb Dakota still managed to escape with a 17-9 win over Dearborn Fordson in the opener at the Prep Kickoff Classic Thursday night.

Two of it's best defensive players, senior leaders David Basirico (Central Michigan), and Mustafa Abdur-Rahman were suspended two games each for disciplinary reasons. The vacancy in the defensive backfield left by Basirico and Abdur-Rahman gave players like Zach Flack the opportunity make plays, and Flack did just that.

Arguably the play of the game, in a 7-6 defensive struggle late in the half, Fordson was looking to take the lead deep inside Dakota's territory. Quarterback Ali Naji dropped back, looked to his right, threw the ball, and it was intercepted by Flack. Flack raced up the sideline, with Naji in hot pursuit for the 89-yard pick six. Instead of it being 13-7 Fordson, Dakota had pushed their lea